Atlas of East and Coastal Georgia Watercourses and Militia Districts
Researchers studying the people and land of east Georgia should always have a ready map reference to watercourses and militia districts. Those two features are used to identify the location of land and residences, where streams often serve as property boundaries and tax and census records are arranged by militia district. This atlas is a functional research aid, with fifty individual county maps encompassing the entire region granted under the headright land system.
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Militia Districts by Number Militia Districts by Number
Militia Districts by Name
1777 Militia Districts 18 Little 1914 Militia Districts 26 Little 50 Little Altamaha River Bark Camp Barrow Big Cr Black Cr Brier Cr Bryan Buckhead Buffalo Cr Bulloch Burke Camden Candler Canoochee River Cedar Cr Charlton Chatham Columbia County Created 19 December Created 7 February Creek Crooked Cr Crumpton Cypress Cr Daniel Nathan Danielsville Darien December 1793 Militia Deep Cr Deepstep Districts Militia Districts Effingham Elbert Emanuel Evans February 1777 Militia Fork Cr Franklin Georgia Glascock Greenbrier Cr Greene Hall Hancock Hart headright Hill Horse Cr Jackson Jefferson Jenkins Johnson Laurens Lincoln Little Cr Little Ohoopee River Long Cr Lotts Cr Madison McDuffie Militia Districts Militia Mill Cr Montgomery Oconee Ogeechee River Oglethorpe Reedy Cr Richmond River Camden River Chatham River Glynn River Liberty River McIntosh Rocky Cr Salem Sandy Cr Satilla River Savannah River Screven Scull Shoals Shoal Cr Smith Stephens Taliaferro Tattnall Toombs Treutlen Warren Washington Wilkes