Laurens and Telfair Counties, 1807

 
This map shows Laurens County (upper) and Telfair County (lower) outlined in red to show the original boundaries specified in the Dec. 10, 1807 act creating both counties. According to the relevant portions of that legislation:
 
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all that tract or parcel of land hereinafter pointed out, lying and being in the county of Wilkinson, beginning at the mouth of Big Sandy Creek on the Oconee river, running south sixty degrees west to the Ocmulgee river; thence down the meander of the same to the upper corner of the fourteenth district on said river; thence north sixty degrees east to the Oconee river; thence up the same to the beginning; shall form one other new county, to be called and known by the name of Laurens.
 
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all that tract or parcel of land hereinafter pointed out, beginning on the Ocmulgee, on the corner of Laurens, running down the meanders of the said river to its junction with the Oconee river, up the meanders of the last mentioned river, to the point where Laurens county strikes the same; thence along [the] Laurens county line to the beginning, shall also form one other new county to be called and known by the name of Telfair.
 
"Map of Georgia & Alabama exhibiting the post offices, post roads, canals, rail roads & c. By David H. Burr. (Late topographer to the Post Office.) Geographer to the House of Representatives of the U.S."
 
From his The American Atlas (London, J. Arrowsmith, 1839)

Telfair County Historic Maps

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