Survey Results: Georgia

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Please note that the information presented here is only that which was reported in the survey from 2019 and does not include information or places reported in older published sources.


Georgia became a state on January 2, 1788. Prior to statehood, it was known as the Province of Georgia (or Georgia Colony) between 1732–1777.

According to the survey, the earliest Germans from Russia arrived in Georgia were second generation descendants from the colonies of Friedenstal and Plotzk in Bessarabia. They settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1968.

There were no immigrant Germans from Russia reported to have settled in Georgia. There were, however, second, third and fourth generation descendants living there at some point.

List of Places

There were 8 places in Georgia reported on the survey. Included below is the earliest year Germans from Russia reportedly arrived in each place. The "Germans from Russia Origins" column includes the region in Russia along with colony from which immigration took place, and/or the colony of immigrant's birth. The locations of the ancestral colonies today can be found on the Germans from Russia Settlement Locations map.


Cite This Page: Sandy Schilling Payne, “Survey Results: Georgia,” last modified February 22, 2020,