Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils Volume 3

Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...several railroads, presenting fair facilities for transportation. SOIL SURVEY OF THE COVINGTON AREA, GEORGIA. By HERBERT W. MAREAN. INTRODUCTION. Covington, the county seat of Newton County, is situated near the center of the area surveyed, about 40 miles southeast of Atlanta. Social Circle is in the northeast corner of the area, in Walton County, and Newborn lies just on the line between Newton County and Jasper County, in the southeast corner of the area. The region surveyed lies between north latitude 33 30' and 33 40' and west longitude 83 40' and 84 and embraces about 225 square miles. It is a rectangular area, including parts of Newton, Walton, Morgan, Rockdale, and Jasper counties. (Sec fig.!), p. 317.) HISTORY. Considerable has been written upon the history of the State of Georgia as a whole, dealing with its establishment as a colony of Great Britain, its early settlement, and the various events Of interest which mark its progress to the present state of development. But material is scarce from which to obtain definite facts in regard to the area which we have under consideration. Georgia was the last of the thirteen colonies to be granted a charter by the mother country. This event took place in the year 1732, and a party of English emigrants led by General Oglethorpe, the pioneer and first governor of the colony, crossed the Atlantic and settled at Savannah. "The best people among the needy population of England" were chosen for the first settlers, and these were given grants of land in 50-acre plots on which they were to build a home and start some agricultural industry. Special inducements were offered those who had larger means. To any who would pay his own expenses and take with him ten men servants a grant of 500...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773888
  • 9781236773883