Land Grant to Elisha Strickland in Cherokee County, 1834

The Indian Removal Act, signed by President Jackson in 1830, ceded land west of the Mississippi River to Native Americans in exchange for their tribal lands in the east. The infamous Trail of Tears did not take place until 1838, but Georgia awarded land grants, like the one presented here, to white settlers several years prior through special land lotteries in 1832 and 1833.

Land Grant to Elisha Strickland for Lot 829 in Cherokee County, 1834.From the Georgia Historical Society Manuscript Collection, MS 769.

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