Title 44, Chapter 2, Section 17
(a) As used in this Code section, the term "state" means any one of
the states of the United States and any territories and possessions
of the United States, including the District of Columbia, Puerto
Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
(b) Wherever a deed, mortgage, bond for title, or other recordable
instrument appears by its caption to have been executed in one state
or county and the official attesting witness appears to be an
officer of a different state or of another county, which official
would not have jurisdiction to witness instruments in the state or
county named in the caption, the instrument, notwithstanding its
caption, shall be conclusively considered and construed to have been
attested by the officer in the state or county in which he has
authority to act. Such deed, mortgage, bond for title, or other
recordable instrument so witnessed shall be entitled to be recorded
if in other respects it is so entitled.