Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  Georgia Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
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DatasetTitle Georgia Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-06-14
Descriptive Metadata
Title Georgia Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle Long, John H., John Ford, and Robert Will. Georgia Historical Counties. Data Set. Emily Kelley, digital comp. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName Long, John H., historical compiler
Creator.PersonalName Ford, John, historical compiler
Creator.PersonalName Will, Robert, historical compiler
Subject Georgia Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Georgia from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Kelley, Emily, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 1310 polygons, 25.979 MB
Source Laws of Georgia and  other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -91.655009
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -80.840569
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 35.008029
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 30.355644
Coverage.t.early 1758-03-17
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName Georgia
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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