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  • DeKalb County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 25, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Henry, Gwinnett, and Fayette counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1822
    County Seat:  Decatur, Georgia

    County history - DeKalb County is named in honor of "Baron" Johann DeKalb, (1721-1780) a German soldier who accompanied the Marquis de Lafayette and was inspector general of the Colonial Army.

    DeKalb Courthouse
    1. DeKalb County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. DeKalb County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. DeKalb County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (DeKalb County History Center / Decatur, GA)
    4. DeKalb County - US/GAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. DeKalb County - US/GAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. DeKalb County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. DeKalb County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. DeKalb County Vital Records - DeKalb County Board of Health, 445 Winn Way, Box 987, Decatur, GA 30031.

      Census Information:
    9. 1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, DeKalb County (Index: 15 pages / Text: 18 pages).


  • Dodge County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery, Pulaski and Telfair Counties.
    Established:  26-Oct-1870
    County Seat:  Eastman, Georgia

    County history - Dodge County is named in honor of William Earle Dodge, (1805-1883), a New York temperance leader, businessman, and cofounder of Phelps, Dodge and Company, a mining and metals company.

    Dodge Courthouse
    1. Dodge County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Dodge County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Dodge County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Dodge Historical Society
          P.O. Box 163
          Eastman, GA 31023-0163

    4. Dodge County - US/GAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Dodge County - US/GAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Dodge County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Dodge County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Dodge County Vital Records - Dodge County Clerk, P.O. Box 818, Eastman, GA 31023-0818.

    9. Dodge County - Descendants and some ancestors of early settlers of Dodge and several surrounding counties.


  • Dooly County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Ceded lands (1821) of the Creek Indians.
    Established:  24-Dec-1821
    County Seat:  Vienna, Georgia

    County history - Dooly County is named in honor of Colonel John Dooly, (1740-1780), a hero of the American Revolution.

    Dooly Courthouse
    1. Dooly County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Dooly County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Dooly County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Dooly County - US/GAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Dooly County - US/GAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Dooly County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Dooly County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Dooly County Vital Records - Dooly County Clerk, P.O. Box 322, Vienna, GA 31092-0322.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society / Albany, GA)


  • Early County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 5, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of the Creek Native American Cession of 1814.
    Established:  15-Dec-1818
    County Seat:  Blakely, Georgia

    County history - Early County is named in honor of Peter Early (June 20, 1773 - August 15, 1817) who was an American lawyer, jurist and politician (the tenth governor of Georgia).

    Early Courthouse
    GHLL Early County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Early County AHGP & ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Early County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Early County Genealogical Society / Blakely, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Early County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Early County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Early County Clerk, P.O. Box 525, Blakely, GA 31723-0525.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Clay County (north), Calhoun County (northeast), Baker County (east), Miller County
             (southeast), Seminole County (south), Houston County, Alabama (southwest), Henry
                County, Alabama
    (west).

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  • Effingham County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 5, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Saint Mathew and Saint Philip Parishes.
    Established:  05-Feb-1777
    County Seat:  Springfield, Georgia

    County history - Effingham County is named in honor of Thomas Howard, Third Earl of Effingham (1746-1791), who was sympathetic to the independence movement.

    Effingham Courthouse
    GHLL Effingham County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Effingham County AHGP & ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Effingham County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Georgia Salzburger Society and Museum / Rincon, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Effingham County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Effingham County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Effingham County Clerk, P.O. Box 307, Springfield, GA 31329-0307.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hampton County, South Carolina (north), Jasper County, South Carolina (northeast),
             Chatham County (southeast), Bryan County (south), Bulloch County (west), Screven
                County
    (northwest).

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  • Elbert County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  May 10, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Wilkes County which had included lands formely ceded by the Cherokees and Creeks in 1773.
    Established:  10-Dec-1790
    County Seat:  Elberton, Georgia

    County history - Elbert County is named in honor of Samuel Elbert, noted general in the Revoluntionary War and Governor of Georgia in 1785.

    Elbert Courthouse
    GHLL Elbert County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Elbert County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Elbert County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society / Hartwell, Hart County, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Elbert County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Elbert County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Elbert County Government Complex, 45 Forest Avenue, Elberton, GA 30635.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Anderson County, South Carolina (northeast), Abbeville County, South Carolina (east),
             McCormick County, South Carolina (southeast), Lincoln County (southeast), Wilkes
                County
    (south), Oglethorpe County (southwest), Madison County (west), Hart County
             (north-northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, 1850 Mortality Census (Text: 1 page).
        1860 Census (T) - Federal Census, 1860 Mortality Census (Text: 1 page).
        1930 Census (T) - Federal Census, Elbert County, ED-53 (Text: 24 pages, each with sub-pages).

    Please report errors or information that needs to be added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Emanuel County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 30, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Bulloch and Montgomery Counties.
    Established:  10-Dec-1812
    County Seat:  Swainsboro, Georgia

    County history - Emanuel County is named in honor of David Emanuel (January 1, 1744  February 19, 1808) became 24th Governor of Georgia on March 3, 1801 upon the resignation of James Jackson to become U.S. Senator from Georgia. Emanuel served until November 7, 1801, the remainder of Jackson's term, but did not seek re-election. Emanuel was a member of the Democratic Republican Party and was the first Jewish governor of any U.S. state. Prior to serving as governor he was the President of the Georgia Senate. He served as a captain and colonel in the Georgia Militia during the American Revolution under the command of his brother-in-law general John Twiggs and represented his home county of Burke County in the Georgia legislature.

    Emanuel Courthouse
    GHLL Emanuel County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Emanuel County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Emanuel County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Emanuel County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Probate Court Registra, 125 South Main Street, P.O. Box 70, Swainsboro, GA 30401.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jefferson County (north), Jenkins County (northeast), Burke County (northeast),
             Candler County (east), Tattnall County (southeast), Bulloch County (southeast),
             Montgomery County (south), Toombs County (south), Laurens County (southwest),
             Johnson County (west), Treutlen County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1840 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Emanuel County (Index: 1 folder; 1 page / Text: 3 pages).


  • Evans County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bullock and Tattnall Counties.
    Established:  11-Aug-1914
    County Seat:  Claxton, Georgia

    County history - Evans County is named in honor of General Clement Anselm Evans, (1832-1911), hero of the Civil War and commander in chief of the United Confederate Veterans.

    Evans Courthouse
    1. Evans County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Evans County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Evans County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Evans County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 6
          Claxton, GA 30417-0006

    4. Evans County - US/GAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Evans County - US/GAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Evans County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Evans County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Evans County Vital Records - Evans County Clerk, P.O. Box 711, Claxton, GA 30417.

    9. Evans County - independent web site


  • Fannin County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 5, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Gilmer and Union Counties.
    Established:  xx-Jan-1854
    County Seat:  Blue Ridge, Georgia

    County history - Fannin County is named in honor of Colonel James Walker Fannin, Jr. (January 1, 1804(probably) - March 27, 1836) was a 19th-century U.S. military figure on the Texas Army and leader during the Texas Revolution of 1835-1836. After being outnumbered and surrendering to Mexican forces at the Battle of Coleto Creek, Colonel Fannin and nearly all his 344 men were executed soon afterward at Goliad, Texas, under Santa Anna's orders for all rebels to be executed.

    Fannin Courthouse
    GHLL Fannin County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Fannin County AHGP & ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Fannin County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Delta Genealogical Society / Rossville, GA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fannin County Genealogy Society / Blue Ridge, GA)
    7. US/GAGenWeb site - Fannin County Archives
    8. US/GAGenWeb - Fannin County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Fannin County Clerk, P.O. Box 245, Blue Ridge, GA 30513.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cherokee County, North Carolina (northeast), Union County (east), Dawson County
             (southeast), Lumpkin County (southeast), Gilmer County (west), Murray County
             (west), Polk County, Tennessee (northwest).

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  • Floyd County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Cherokee County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1832
    County Seat:  Rome, Georgia

    County history - Floyd County is named in honor of General John Floyd, (1769-1839), Indian fighter and U.S. Representative.

    Floyd Courthouse
    1. Floyd County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Floyd County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Floyd County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Floyd County - US/GAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Floyd County - US/GAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Floyd County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Floyd County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Floyd County Vital Records - Floyd County Clerk, 16 East 12th Street, Rome, GA 30161.


  • Forsyth County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 30, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Cherokee County.
    Established:  03-Dec-1832
    County Seat:  Cumming, Georgia

    County history - Forsyth County is named in honor of John Forsyth, (1780-1841), Secretary of State under President Martin Van Buren.

    Forsyth Courthouse
    GHLL Forsyth County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Forsyth County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Forsyth County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Society of Forsyth County / Cumming, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Forsyth County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Forsyth County Genealogy & History
    8. Forsyth County Vital Records - Forsyth County Clerk, P.O. Box 128, Cumming, GA 30130-0128.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Dawson County (north), Hall County (east), Gwinnett County (southeast), Fulton County
             (formerly Milton County until 1932) (southwest), Cherokee County (west-northwest).

        Forsyth County - Forsyth County History Searchers

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  • Franklin County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 9, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of ceded lands of the Cherokee and Creek Cessions of 1783.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1784
    County Seat:  Carnesville, Georgia

    County history - Franklin County is named in honor of Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), First US ambassador to France.

    Franklin Courthouse
    GHLL Franklin County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Franklin County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Franklin County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 541
          Carnesville, GA 30521

    5. US/GAGenWeb site - Franklin County Archives
    6. US/GAGenWeb - Franklin County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Franklin County Clerk, P.O. Box 70, Carnesville, GA 30521.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings): 
           Stephens County (north), Oconee County, South Carolina (north-northeast),
           Hart County (east), Madison County (south), Banks County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1920 Census (T) - Federal Census, Franklin County, ED-36 (Text: 6 pages).


  • Fulton County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 9, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of DeKalb County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1853
    County Seat:  Atlanta, Georgia

    County history - Fulton County's name is often assumed to be in honor of inventor Robert Fulton, who, among many other inventions, built a steamboat in 1807. This assumption is likely because this steam engine was the predecessor to the steam locomotives which were responsible for the growth of Atlanta. Some research now indicates that the name may have been in honor of Hamilton Fulton, a surveyor for the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Nonetheless, the County itself claims to be named in honor of Robert Fulton.

    Fulton Courthouse
    Capitol history - Savannah, Augusta, Heard's Fort in Wiles County, Louisville, Milledgeville, and Macon have all been center of Georgia's government during the state's history.
             On July 4, 1868, the Georgia Legislature met in Atlanta for the first time, convening in the combined City Hall and Fulton County Courthouse.
             Capitol construction began in October of 1884 and a formal dedication ceremony was held July 4, 1889.

    State Capitol

    GHLL Fulton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Fulton County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society - Metro Atlanta Chapter / Atlanta, GA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Atlanta History Center & Museum / Atlanta, GA)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogical Computer Society of GA / Atlanta, GA)
    8. US/GAGenWeb site - Fulton County Archives
    9. US/GAGenWeb - Fulton County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Fulton County Bureau of Vital Statistics, 99 Jessie Hill Jr. Drive SE, 2nd floor, Atlanta, GA 30303
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cherokee County (northwest), Forsyth County (northeast), Gwinnett County (east),
             DeKalb County (east at Moreland Avenue), Clayton County (south), Fayette County
             (south), Coweta County (southwest), Carroll County (west), Douglas County
             (west at Chattahoochee River), Cobb County (west at Willeo Creek and Chattahoochee
             River).

        Welcome To Fulton County - Genealogy and History

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    Census Information:
       1830 Census (I) & (T) - Federal Census, Campbell County, merged into Fulton County (Index: 1 page / Text: 2 pages).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Gilmer County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 25, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Cherokee County.
    Established:  03-Dec-1832
    County Seat:  Ellijay, Georgia

    County history - Gilmer County is named in honor of George Rockingham Gilmer, a Congressional representative from Georgia.

    Gilmer Courthouse
    1. Gilmer County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Gilmer County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Gilmer County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Gilmer County - US/GAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Gilmer County - US/GAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Gilmer County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Gilmer County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Gilmer County Vital Records - Gilmer County Probate Court, 1 Broad Street, Suite 204, Ellijay, GA 30540-1071.


  • Glynn County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 25, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of St. David and St. Patrick Parishes [an original County].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1777
    County Seat:  Brunswick, Georgia

    County history - Glynn County is named in honor of John Glynn, (1722-1779), British Member of Parliament and Serjeant-at-law, who was sympathetic to the cause of American independence.

    Glynn Courthouse
    1. Glynn County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Glynn County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Glynn County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Glynn County - US/GAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Glynn County - US/GAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Glynn County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Glynn County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Glynn County Vital Records - Glynn County Clerk, P.O. Box 938, Brunswick, GA 31521.

    9. Glynn County - index to 'Historical Glimpes of St. Simons Island, 1736-1924. Lookups available.
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Coastal Georgia Historical Society / St. Simons Island, GA)


  • Gordon County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 9, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Cass (later renamed Bartow) and Floyd Counties on 03-Dec-1832.
    Established:  13-Feb-1850
    County Seat:  Calhoun, Georgia

    County history - Gordon County is named in honor of William Washington Gordon (January 17, 1796 - March 22, 1842) who was an American politician and businessman as well as the first president of the Central of Georgia Railroad.

    Gordon Courthouse
    GHLL Gordon County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Gordon County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Gordon County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Gordon County Archives
    7. US/Independent - Gordon County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Clerk of Court, Gordon County, P.O. Box 669, Calhoun, GA 30701.
               Note:  Early marriage records were destroyed by Federal troops in the spring of 1864.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Murray County (north), Whitfield County (north), Gilmer County (northeast), Pickens
             County (east), Cherokee County (southeast), Bartow County (south), Floyd County
             (west), Walker County (northwest).

        Gordon County - PWP:  Genealogy & History

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  • Gwinnett County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 3, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of ceded lands of the Cherokee and Creek Indians.
    Established:  15-Dec-1818
    County Seat:  Lawrenceville, Georgia

    County history - Gwinnett County is named in honor of Button Gwinnett, one of the delegates to have signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence on behalf of Georgia.

    Gwinnett Courthouse
    GHLL Gwinnett County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Gwinnett County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Gwinnett County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Gwinnett Historical Society / Lawrenceville, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Gwinnett County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Gwinnett County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Gwinnett County Probate Court, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30245.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Forsyth County (north), Hall County (northeast), Jackson County (northeast),
             Barrow County (east), Walton County (southeast), DeKalb County (southwest),
             Rockdale County (south), Fulton County (west).

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  • Habersham County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 22, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Cherokee Cessions of 1817 and 1819.
    Established:  15-Dec-1818
    County Seat:  Clarkesville, Georgia

    County history - Habersham County is named in honor of Colonel Joseph Habersham Joseph Habersham (July 28, 1751 - November 17, 1815), a hero of the Revolutionary War and Postmaster General in the Cabinet of George Washington.

    Habersham Courthouse
    GHLL Habersham County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Habersham County AHGP & ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Habersham County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Habersham County Historical Society and Museum / Cornelia, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Habersham County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Habersham County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Habersham County Clerk, P.O. Box 227, Clarkesville, GA 30523-0227.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Rabun County (north), Oconee County, South Carolina (east), Stephens County (east),
             Banks County (south), Hall County (southwest), White County (west), Towns County
             (northwest).

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  • Hall County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 23, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Cherokee Cessions of 1817 and 1819.
    Established:  15-Dec-1818
    County Seat:  Gainesville, Georgia

    County history - Hall County is named in honor of Dr. Lyman Hall (April 12, 1724 - October 19, 1790), one of Georgia's delegates to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence. He became governor of Georgia in 1783.

    Hall Courthouse
    GHLL Hall County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Coffee County AHGP & ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hall County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hall County Historical Society / Gainesville, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Hall County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Hall County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - 1290 Athens Street, Gainesville, GA 30507-7000.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             White County (north), Habersham County (northeast), Banks County (east), Jackson
                County
    (southeast), Barrow County (south), Gwinnett County (southwest), Forsyth
                County
    (west), Dawson County (northwest), Lumpkin County (northwest).

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  • Hancock County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 30, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Greene and Washington Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1793
    County Seat:  Sparta, Georgia

    County history - Hancock County is named in honor of John Hancock (January 23, 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736]  October 8, 1793) was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term "John Hancock" has become, in the United States, a synonym for signature.


    Hancock Courthouse
    GHLL Hancock County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Hancock County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hancock County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Sparta Hancock County Historical Society / Sparta, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Hancock County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Hancock County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hancock County Clerk, Courthouse Square, Drawer G, Sparta, GA 31087.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Taliaferro County (north), Warren County (northeast), Glascock County (east),
             Washington County (southeast), Baldwin County (southwest), Putnam County (west),
             Greene County (northwest).

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  • Haralson County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 25, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Paulding, Carroll and Polk Counties.
    Established:  26-Jan-1856
    County Seat:  Buchanan, Georgia

    County history - Haralson County is named in honor of General Hugh Anderson Haralson. He was born near Penfield, Ga., November 13, 1805. Served as a member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1831; member of Georgia State Senate, 1837; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1843-51. He died on September 25, 1854. Interment at Hill View Cemetery, LaGrange, Ga.

    Haralson Courthouse
    1. Haralson County - American History & Genealogy Project (1)
    2. Haralson County - American History & Genealogy Project (2)
    3. Haralson County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    4. Haralson County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Haralson County Historical Society / Buchanan, GA)
    5. Haralson County - US/GAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Haralson County - US/GAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Haralson County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Haralson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Haralson County Vital Records - Haralson County Clerk, P.O. Box 488, Buchanan, GA 30113-0488.


  • Harris County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  May 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Muscogee and Troup Counties.
    Established:  14-Dec-1827
    County Seat:  Hamilton, Georgia

    County history - Harris County is named in honor of Charles Harris, (1772-1827), a prominent Savannah attorney..

    Harris Courthouse
    1. Harris County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Harris County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Harris County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Harris County - US/GAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Harris County - US/GAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Harris County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Harris County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Harris County Vital Records - Harris County Clerk, P.O. Box 528, Hamilton, GA 31811.


  • Hart County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  May 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Franklin and Elbert Counties.
    Established:  07-Dec-1853
    County Seat:  Hartwell, Georgia

    County history - Hart County is named in honor of Nancy Morgan Hart, (1735-1830), heroine of the Revolutionary War. Of Georgia's 159 counties, Hart County is the only one named after a woman. Lake Hartwell is also named for her.

    Hart Courthouse
    1. Hart County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Hart County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Hart County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Hart County Historical Society and Museum
          P.O. Box 96
          Hartwell, GA 30643

    4. Hart County - US/GAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Hart County - US/GAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Hart County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Hart County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Hart County Vital Records - Hart County Clerk, P.O. Box 128, Hartwell, GA 30643.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society / Hartwell, GA)

      Please report errors or information that needs to be added:
          Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Heard County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  May 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Carroll, Coweta and Troup Counties.
    Established:  22-Dec-1830
    County Seat:  Franklin, Georgia

    County history - Heard County is named in honor of Stephen Heard (November 1, 1740 - November 15, 1815), who was briefly the 12th Governor of Georgia and a hero of the Revolutionary War.

    Heard Courthouse
    1. Heard County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Heard County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Heard County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Heard County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 990
          Franklin, GA 30217

    4. Heard County - US/GAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Heard County - US/GAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Heard County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Heard County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Heard County Vital Records - Heard County Clerk, North River Street, Franklin, GA 30217.


  • Henry County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  May 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American lands, 15-May-1821.
    Established:  21-May-1821
    County Seat:  McDonough, Georgia

    County history - Henry County is named in honor of Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 - June 6, 1799), who served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia from 1776 to 1779 and subsequently, from 1784 to 1786. A prominent figure in the American Revolution, Henry is known and remembered for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech, and as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

    Henry Courthouse
    1. Henry County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Henry County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Henry County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Genealogical Soc. of Henry & Clayton Counties / McDonough, GA)
    4. Henry County - US/GAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Henry County - US/GAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Henry County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Henry County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Henry County Vital Records - Henry County Probate Court, 99 Sims Street, McDonough, GA 30253.


  • Houston County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 3, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Creek tribal lands lying between the Ocmulgee and Flint rivers on 15-May-1821.
    Established:  21-Dec-1821
    County Seat:  Perry, Georgia

    County history - Houston County is named in honor not the familiar Texas military hero, but rather, after Georgia governor John Houstoun (who used that spelling during his lifetime)[; (pronounced /!"ha 0stYn/, and not /!"hjustYn/ like the Texas city of Houston).

    Houston Courthouse
    1. Houston County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Houston County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Houston County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Houston County - US/GAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Houston County - US/GAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Houston County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Houston County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Houston County Vital Records - Houston County Clerk, Probate Court, P.O. Box 1801, Perry, GA 31069.

    9. 11th Georgia Regiment Infantry - Company K "Houston Volunteers"
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Central Georgia Genealogical Society / Warner Robins, GA)


  • Irwin County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 25, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Creek Cessions of 1814 and 1818.
    Established:  Dec-15-1818
    County Seat:  Ocilla, Georgia

    County history - Irwin County is named in honor of Jared Irwin (1750 - March 1, 1818) who served twice as elected Governor of Georgia (1796-1798) and (1806-1809). He first was elected to office as a reformer based on public outrage about the Yazoo land scandal. He signed a bill that nullified the Yazoo Act, which had authorized the land sales.

    Irwin Courthouse
    GHLL Irwin County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Irwin County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society / Albany, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Irwin County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Irwin County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Irwin County Clerk, P.O. Box 287, Ocilla, GA 31774-0287.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Ben Hill County (north), Coffee County (east), Berrien County (south), Tift County
             (southwest), Turner County (northwest).

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