Reverand Adiel Sherwood included this map in the 1829 edition of his book A Gazetteer of the State of Georgia. The map gives a rare view of Georgia in the brief period of time between 1825, when the Cherokee Nation moved its capital to New Echota, Georgia, and 1838, when the U.S. Army forcibly removed the Cherokee to land in modern-day Oklahoma (known today as the Trail of Tears).
Map of Georgia, 1829. From the Georgia Historical Society Map Collection, MS 1361-MP 079.
This map appeared in an Atlas published in 1823. In 1802, Georgia ceded much of its western lands to the United States government. This map shows the state’s growth, especially in new counties in the interior.
Map of Georgia, 1823. From the Georgia Historical Society Map Collection, MS 1361-MP 070.
This map was created for Mathew Carey’s American edition of Gutherie’s Georgraphy. The complete atlas included 19 total maps and was first printed in 1796. The map provides an excellent snapshot of Georgia after the American Revolution and the vast western territories which spanned most of modern-day Alabama and Mississippi.
Georgia from the Latest Authorities, 1795. From the Georgia Historical Society Map Collection, MS 1361-MP 063.