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A Gazetteer of the State of Georgia: Embracing a Particular Description of the Counties, Towns, Villages, Rivers, &c., and Whatsoever is Usual in Geographies, and Minute Statistical Works; Together With a New Map of the State. Third Edition. Adiel Sherwood. Paperback, (1837), 2005, Maps, 352 pp.
The table of contents attests to the enormous amount of information gathered by the author in research for the writing of this book. A small sampling of the topics include academies, appropriations and receipts, banks, religious groups, biographical sketches, census statistics of 1830, customs, counties, towns, villages, congressmen, colleges, expenditures, government, judiciary, land prices, legislators, list of stages and routes, manufactures, state officers, population, post office list, railroads, list of roads, history of first settlement, exports, militia, living conditions at the time of publication, and much, much more.
The Gazetteer provides and excellent overview of Georgia history, as well as political, climate, and topographical descriptions. There are also biographical sketches of those individuals for whom the counties are named. This book is an exceptional genealogical resource for anyone researching Georgia!