Ancestry.com. Georgia Land Lottery, 1827 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.Original data: State of Georgia. Recorder Office. Official Register of the Land Lottery of 1827. Milledgeville, GA, USA: Grantland & Orme, 1827.
Georgia began in 1805 to offer land to its citizens through lotteries. These lotteries often serve as useful substitutes for the lost federal census returns for the early 1800s in the state. The 1827 lottery dispensed lots in Carroll, Coweta, Lee, Muscogee, and Troup counties. Search this database for thousands of Georgians who were "fortunate drawers" in this unique land dispersal.