Georgia Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Fall 1974), pp. 167-187


The Georgia law of municipal annexation possesses a rich history both statutory and decisional. Strangely subdued in this history, however, is the concept of contiguity. Although this term has been stated and defined by the legislature, the concept has historically provoked little controversy, and the courts have stayed away from it with fervor. Recently, this has changed. The purpose here, therefore, is to mark what may well be the origin of a new chapter in the Georgia law of municipal annexation.