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  • Rabun County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 6, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of ceded lands of the Cherokee Indians and from part of Habersham County.
    Established:  21-Dec-1819
    County Seat:  Clayton, Georgia

    County history - Rabun County is named in honor of William Rabun (1771-1819), who served as the 11th Governor of Georgia from his election in 1817 until his death in 1819.

    Rabun Courthouse
    GHLL Rabun County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Rabun County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Rabun County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Rabun County Historical Society & Museum / Clayton, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Rabun County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Rabun County Genealogy & History
    8. Rabun County Vital Records - Rabun County Vital Records Register, 25 Courthouse Square, Suite 215, Clayton, GA 30525.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Macon County, North Carolina (north), Jackson County, North Carolina (northeast),
             Oconee County, South Carolina
    (east), Habersham County (south), Towns County
             (west), Clay County, North Carolina (northwest).
             Note:   Counties followed by green print are not yet linked.


        Georgia American Local History Network - Rabun County

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Rabun County, Mortality Schedule (Text: 1 page).


  • Richmond County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 25, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of St. Paul Parish.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1777
    County Seat:  Augusta, Georgia

    County history - Richmond County is named in honor of Field Marshal Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, 3rd Duke of Lennox, 3rd Duke of Aubigny, (22 February 1735 - 29 December 1806), who was sympathetic to the cause of colonial independence.

    Richmond Courthouse
    GHLL Richmond County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Richmond County AHGP / ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Richmond County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Augusta Genealogical Society / Augusta, GA)
          Richmond County Historical Society
          c/o Reese Library, Augusta College
          2500 Walton Way
          Augusta, GA 30904-2200

    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Richmond County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Richmond County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Richmond County Health Dept., Vital Records / Bldg E, 1916 North Leg Road, Augusta, GA 30909.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Edgefield County, South Carolina (north), Aiken County, South Carolina (northeast),
             Burke County (south), Jefferson County (southwest), McDuffie County (west),
             Columbia County (northwest).

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  • Rockdale County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Henry and Newton Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1870
    County Seat:  Conyers, Georgia

    County history - Rockdale County is named after Rockdale Church, which was so named for the subterranean bed of granite that underlies this region of the state.

    Rockdale Courthouse
    1. Rockdale County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Rockdale County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Rockdale County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Rockdale County Genealogical Society
          954 Green Street
          Conyers, GA 30012

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Rockdale County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Rockdale County Vital Records - Rockdale County Clerk, 922 Court Street, Conyers, GA 30012.


  • Screven County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 30, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Burke and Effingham Counties.
    Established:  14-Dec-1793
    County Seat:  Sylvania, Georgia

    County history - Screven County is named in honor of General James Screven (1744-1778), a hero of the Revolutionary War.

    Screven Courthouse
    GHLL Screven 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 - Screven County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Screven County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Screven County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Screven County Clerk, 216 Mims Road, Sylvania, GA 30467.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Allendale County, South Carolina (north), Hampton County, South Carolina (east),
             Effingham County (southeast), Bulloch County (southwest), Jenkins County (west),
             Burke County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1820 Census (T) - Federal Census, Screven County (Text: 2 pages).


  • Seminole County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 3, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Decatur and Early Counties on 08-Jul-1920.
    Established:  02-Nov-1920
    County Seat:  Donalsonville, Georgia

    County history - Seminole County is named in honor of the Seminole Indians, who once lived in this area.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Seminole County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Seminole County Vital Records - Seminole County Probate Court, P.O. Box 458, Donalsonville, GA 31745-0458.

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


  • Spalding County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Fayette, Henry, and Pike Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1851
    County Seat:  Griffin, Georgia

    County history - Spalding County is named in honor of Thomas Spalding, (1774-1851), U.S. Representative and Georgia delegate to the Constitutional convention of 1798.

    Spalding Courthouse
    GHLL Spalding County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Spalding County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Spalding County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Griffin Spalding Historical Society / Griffin, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Spalding County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Spalding County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Spalding County Clerk, 132 East Solomon Street, Griffin, GA 30223-3312.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Henry County (northeast), Butts County (east), Lamar County (southeast),
             Pike County (southwest), Meriwether County (west-southwest), Coweta County
             (west), Fayette County (northwest), Clayton County (north-northwest).

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  • Sumter County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 24, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Lee County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1831
    County Seat:  Americus, Georgia

    County history - Sumter County is named in honor of General Thomas Sumter (August 14, 1734 - June 1, 1832) nicknamed the Carolina Gamecock, who was a hero of the American Revolution and went on to become a longtime member of the Congress of the United States (1789-1793).

    Sumter Courthouse
    GHLL Sumter County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Sumter County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Sumter County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society / Albany, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Sumter County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Sumter County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Sumter County Clerk, 500 West Lamar Street, P.O. Box 295, Americus, GA 31709.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Macon County (north-northeast), Dooly County (east), Crisp County (southeast),
             Lee County (south), Terrell County (southwest), Webster County (west), Marion County
             (northwest), Schley County (north-northwest).

        Andersonville National Historic Site - National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville
             National Cemetery (Andersonville, GA).

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    Census Information:
        1840 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Sumter County (Index: 1 folder; 1 page / Text: 5 pages).


  • Talbot County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 19, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Muscogee County.
    Established:  14-Dec-1827
    County Seat:  Talbotton, Georgia

    County history - Talbot County is named in honor of Matthew Talbot (1762-1827), who served in the Georgia State Senate for 15 years, including two as Senate President. While Talbot was serving as that body's president in 1819, Governor William Rabun died in office, and Talbot served as the 30th Govnernor for two weeks.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Talbot County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Talbot County Vital Records - Talbot County Clerk, P.O. Box 155, Talbotton, GA 31827-0155.

      Census Information:
    9. 1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Talbot County, ED-119 (Text: 6 pages).


  • Taliaferro County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 1, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Greene, Hancock, Oglethorpe, Warren, and Wilkes Counties.
    Established:  24-Dec-1825
    County Seat:  Crawfordville, Georgia

    County history - Taliaferro County is named in honor of Benjamin Taliaferro (1750  September 3, 1821) was a United States Representative from Georgia. Taliaferro settled in Georgia in 1785. He was a member of the Georgia Senate and its president. He was a delegate to the Georgia State Constitutional Convention in 1798. He was elected as a Federalist to the 6th United States Congress and then reelected as a Republican to the 7th Congress and served from March 4, 1799, until his resignation in 1802. He was later judge of the Georgia Superior Court and a trustee for the University of Georgia. He died in Wilkes County, Georgia on September 3, 1821.

    Taliaferro Courthouse
    GHLL Taliaferro 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 - Taliaferro County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Taliaferro County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 32
          Crawfordville, GA 30631

    5. US/GAGenWeb site - Taliaferro County Archives
    6. US/GAGenWeb - Taliaferro County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Taliaferro County Clerk, address, address, address.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Wilkes County (north), Oglethorpe County (north), Warren County (southeast),
             Hancock County (south), Greene County (west).

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  • Tattnall County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  May 9, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery County.
    Established:  05-Dec-1801
    County Seat:  Reidsville, Georgia

    County history - Tattnall County is named in honor of Josiah Tattnall, Sr. (1762 - June 6, 1803), who was an American planter, soldier and politician from Savannah, Georgia. He represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate from 1796 to 1799 and was the 25th Governor of Georgia in 1801 and 1802.

    Tattnall Courthouse
    1. Tattnall County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Tattnall County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Tattnall County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Tattnall County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 2012
          Reidsville, GA 30453-2012

    4. Tattnall County - US/GAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Tattnall County - US/GAGenWeb site (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. Tattnall County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Tattnall County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Tattnall County Vital Records - Tattnall County Clerk, P.O. Box 387, Reidsville, GA 30453.

      Census Information:
    9. 1880 Census Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Tattnall County, ED-89 (Text: 3 pages).


  • Taylor County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 2, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Macon, Marion and Talbot Counties.
    Established:  15-Jan-1852
    County Seat:  Butler, Georgia

    County history - Taylor County is named in honor of Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 - July 9, 1850) the 12th President of the United States (1849-1850) and an American military leader. Initially uninterested in politics, Taylor nonetheless ran as a Whig in the 1848 presidential election, defeating Lewis Cass. Taylor was the last President to hold slaves while in office, and the second and also last Whig to win a presidential election.

    Taylor Courthouse
    GHLL Taylor County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Taylor County AHGP / ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Taylor County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Taylor County Historical - Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 1925
          Butler, GA 31006

    5. US/GAGenWeb site - Taylor County Archives
    6. US/GAGenWeb - Taylor County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Taylor County Clerk, P.O. Box 148, Butler, GA 31006.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Upson County (north), Crawford County (northeast), Peach County (east), Macon
                County
    (southeast), Schley County (south), Marion County (southwest), Talbot
                County
    (northwest).

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  • Telfair County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  May 2, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Wilkinson County.
    Established:  10-Dec-1807
    County Seat:  McRae, Georgia

    County history - Telfair County is named in honor of Edward Telfair (1735 1807), second governor of Georgia after the establishment of the United States.

    Telfair Courthouse
    GHLL Telfair 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 - Telfair County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wiregrass Genealogical Society / Eastman, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Telfair County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Telfair County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Telfair County Clerk, Courthouse Square, McRae, GA 31055.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Wheeler County (northeast), Jeff Davis County (southeast), Coffee County (south),
             Ben Hill County (southwest), Wilcox County (west), Dodge County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1920 Census (T) - Federal Census, Telfair County (Text: 2 pages).


  • Terrell County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  May 17, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Lee and Randolph Counties.
    Established:  16-Feb-1856
    County Seat:  Dawson, Georgia

    County history - Terrell County is named in honor of William Terrell (1778  July 4, 1855) was a United States Representative from Georgia. Born in Fairfax County, Virginia, he moved with his parents to Georgia, and pursued classical studies. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine at Philadelphia and commenced practice in Sparta, Georgia. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1810 to 1813, and held various local offices.


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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Terrell County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Terrell County Vital Records - Terrell County Clerk, P.O. Box 525, Dawson, GA 31742-0525.

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

      Census Information:
    10. 1870 Census (T) - Federal Census Terrell County, City of Dawson (Text: 1 page).


  • Thomas County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Decatur and Irwin Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-xxxx
    County Seat:  Thomasville, Georgia

    County history - Thomas County is named in honor of General Jett Thomas, (1776-1817), hero of the War of 1812..

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Thomas County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Thomas County Vital Records - Thomas County Clerk, P.O. Box 1582, Thomasville, GA 31799.


  • Toombs County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  May 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Emanuel, Tattnall and Montgomery Counties.
    Established:  18-Aug-1905
    County Seat:  Lyons, Georgia

    County history - Toombs County is named in honor of Robert Augustus Toombs (July 2, 1810 - December 15, 1885), who was an American political leader, United States Senator from Georgia, 1st Secretary of State of the Confederacy, and a Confederate general in the Civil War.

    Toombs Courthouse
    1. Toombs County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Toombs County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Toombs County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Toombs County Historical Society
          1906 Woodland Court
          Vidalia, GA 30474-5522

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Toombs County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Toombs County Vital Records - Toombs County Clerk, Courthouse, Lyons, GA 30436.

      Census Information:
    9. 1920 Census Census (T) - Federal Census, Toombs County, ED-120 (Text: 18 pages).


  • Towns County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 2, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Rabun and Union Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1856
    County Seat:  Hiawassee, Georgia

    County history - Towns County is named in honor of George Washington Towns, (1801-1854), governor of Georgia during the antebellum period.

    Towns Courthouse
    GHLL Towns 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 - Towns County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Towns County Historical Society / Hiawassee, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Towns County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Towns County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Towns County Clerk, P.O. Box 178, Hiawassee, GA 30546.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Clay County, North Carolina (north), Rabun County (east), Habersham County
             (southeast), White County (south), Union County (west).
             Note:  Counties followed by green print are not yet linked.


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  • Troup County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 13, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of lands ceded by the Creek [Indian] people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs, on 09-Jun-1826.
    Established:  14-Dec-1826
    County Seat:  LaGrange, Georgia

    County history - Troup County is named in honor of George Troup, thirty-fourth governor of Georgia, U.S. representative, and senator.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Troup County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Troup County Vital Records - Troup County Clerk, 900 Dallas Street, La Grange, GA 30241.

      Census Information:
    10. 1910 Census (T) - ED 130-147


  • Turner County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 3, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Dooly, Irwin, Wilcox and Worth Counties.
    Established:  18-Aug-1905
    County Seat:  Ashburn, Georgia

    County history - Turner County is named in honor of Henry Gray Turner (1839-1904), a captain in the Confederate Army, who later served in the State Legislature.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Turner County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Turner County Vital Records - Turner County Clerk of Courts, P.O. Box 106, Ashburn, GA 31714.

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

      Census Information:
    10. 1910 Census (T) - ED 169 - 175


  • Twiggs County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Wilkinson County.
    Established:  14-Dec-1809
    County Seat:  Jeffersonville, Georgia

    County history - Twiggs County is named in honor of General John Twiggs (June 5, 1750 - March 29, 1816) served as a leader in the Georgia Militia during the American Revolutionary War. Twiggs also fought in the Indian Wars.
             The county seat was orginally in Marion, named after General Francis Marion, until 1868, when it was moved to Jeffersonville 6 miles east of Marion. The court house of Twiggs County was destroyed by fire February 7, 1901


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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Twiggs County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Twiggs County Vital Records - Twiggs County Clerk, P.O. Box 202, Jeffersonville, GA 31044-0202.

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


  • Union County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the 6th Georgia Land Lottery (Cherokee County), and in 1840, part of Lumpkin County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1832
    County Seat:  Blairsville, Georgia

    County history - Union County is named honoring the Federal Union of the United States.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Union County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Union County Vital Records - Union County Clerk, Route 8, Blairsville, GA 30512-9808.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Northwest Georgia Historical & Genealogical Society / Rome, GA)


  • Upson County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Crawford and Pike Counties.
    Established:  15-Dec-1824
    County Seat:  Thomaston, Georgia

    County history - Upson County is named in honor of Stephen Upson (1785  August 24, 1824) was an American politician and lawyer. He represented Oglethorpe County, Georgia in the Georgia General Assembly beginning in 1820 and continued in that role until his death. Upson was also the head of the Georgia bar.

    Upson Courthouse
    1. Upson County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Upson County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Upson County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Upson Historical Society / Thomaston, GA)
          Upson County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 363
          Thomaston, GA 30286

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Upson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Upson County Vital Records - Upson County Clerk, P.O. Box 889, Thomaston, GA 30286.


  • Walker County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 7, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Murray County.
    Established:  18-Dec-1833
    County Seat:  Lafayette, Georgia

    County history - Walker County is named in honor of Freeman Walker (October 25, 1780 - September 23, 1827) was a United States Senator from Georgia. Born in Charles City, Virginia, he attended the common schools and, in 1797, moved to Augusta, Georgia. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1803, commencing practice in Augusta. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1807 to 1811, and was Mayor of Augusta in 1818 and 1819. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Forsyth and served from November 6, 1819, to August 6, 1821, when he resigned. He was again mayor of Augusta in 1823, and died there in 1827. Interment was in the Walker Family Cemetery in Augusta.



    Walker Courthouse
    GHLL Walker County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Walker County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Walker County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Delta Genealogical Society Blog; Are My Roots Showing?)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Delta Genealogical Society / Rossville, GA; serving multiple states & Counties)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Doris Coulter Hetzler Memorial Georgia History & Genealogy Room / LaFayette, GA)
    8. US/GAGenWeb site - Walker County Archives
    9. US/GAGenWeb - Walker County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Walker County Clerk, P.O. Box 445, Lafayette, GA 30728-0445.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hamilton County, Tennessee (north), Catoosa County (northeast), Whitfield County
             (east), Gordon County (southeast), Floyd County (south), Chattooga County (south),
             DeKalb County, Alabama (southwest), Dade County (west).

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  • Walton County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 23, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Creek and Cherokee Indian lands (Jackson County), [an original county], 18-Dec-1818.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1819
    County Seat:  Monroe, Georgia

    County history - Walton County is named in honor of blah, blah, blah, blah.

    Walton Courthouse
    1. Walton County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Walton County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Walton County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Historical Society of Walton County
          P.O. Box 1733
          Monroe, GA 30655-6733

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Walton County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Walton County Vital Records - Walton County Clerk, Court Street Annex 1, Monroe, GA 30655.

    9. Walton - Old County - History of Old Walton County Georgia (a US/GAGenWeb Project web site).

      Census Information:
    10. 1820 Census (I) and (T) - Three pages, including notes.


  • Ware County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 19, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Appling County.
    Established:  15-Dec-1824
    County Seat:  Waycross, Georgia

    County history - Ware County is named in honor of Nicholas Ware (1769 - September 7, 1824) was a United States Senator from Georgia (1821-1824).

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Ware County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Ware County Vital Records - Ware County Clerk, P.O. Box 1069, Waycross, GA 31502-1069.


  • Warren County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  May 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Columbia, Richmond and Wilkes Counties.
    Established:  19-Dec-1793
    County Seat:  Warrenton, Georgia

    County history - Warren County is named in honor of Dr. Joseph Warren (June 11, 1741 - June 17, 1775), who was an American doctor and soldier, remembered for playing a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston and for his death as a volunteer private soldier while also serving as chief executive of the revolutionary Massachusetts government.

    Warren Courthouse
    1. Warren County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Warren County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Warren County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Warren County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 47, 103 Memorial Drive
          Warrenton, GA 30828

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Warren County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Warren County Vital Records - Warren County Probate Court, P.O. Box 46, Warrenton, GA 30828-0046.

    9. Warren County - Genealogy Pages

      Census Information:
    10. 1840 Census Census (T) - Federal Census, Warren County (Text: 6 pages).


  • Washington County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 19, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Ceded lands of the Creek Indians, 1873.
    Established:  25-Feb-1784
    County Seat:  Sandersville, Georgia

    County history - Washington County is named in honor of George Washington, (1732-1799), first President of the United States.

    Washington Courthouse
    1. Washington County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Washington County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Washington County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Washington County Historical Society
          129 Jones Street
          Sandersville, GA 31082-1768

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Washington County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Washington County Vital Records - Washington County Health Dept., P.O. Box 271, Sandersville, GA 31082-0271.

      Census Information:
    9. 1920 Census (T) - Federal Census, Washington County, ED-152 (Text: 12 pages).


  • Wayne County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  May 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of lands of the Creek Cession of 1802.
    Established:  11-May-1803
    County Seat:  Jesup, Georgia

    County history - Wayne County is named in honor of Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745 - December 15, 1796), who was a United States Army general and statesman. Wayne adopted a military career at the outset of the American Revolutionary War, where his military exploits and fiery personality quickly earned him a promotion to the rank of brigadier general and the sobriquet of Mad Anthony.

    Wayne Courthouse
    1. Wayne County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Wayne County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Wayne County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Wayne County Historical Society
          125 NE Broad Street
          Jesup , GA 31546-4370

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wayne County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wayne County Vital Records - Wayne County Clerk, P.O. Box 1093, Jesup, GA 31545.

    9. Wayne County - Wayne County Web Hosting Service web site

      Census Information:
    10. 1840 Census Census (T) - Federal Census, Wayne County (Text: 1 page).


  • Webster County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 20, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Stewart County (formally Kinchafoonee County).
    Established:  16-Dec-1853
    County Seat:  Preston, Georgia

    County history - Webster County is named in honor of Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 - October 24, 1852) was a leading American statesman (U.S. Secretary of State) during the nation's Antebellum Period.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Webster County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Webster County Vital Records - Webster County Probate Judge, P.O. Box 29, Preston, GA 31824-0029.


  • Wheeler County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 20, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery County.
    Established:  05-Nov-1912
    County Seat:  Alamo, Georgia

    County history - Wheeler County is named in honor of General Joseph Wheeler, (1836-1906), U.S. Representative; hero of the Civil War and the Spanish American War.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wheeler County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wheeler County Vital Records - Wheeler County Health Dept., P.O. Box 477, Alamo, GA 30411.


  • Whitfield County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 9, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Murray County.
    Established:  30-Dec-1851
    County Seat:  Dalton, Georgia

    County history - Whitfield County is named in honor of George Whitefield (December 16, 1714 (O.S.) - September 30, 1770), also known as George Whitfield, was an English Anglican priest who helped spread the Great Awakening in Britain, and especially in the British North American colonies. He was one of the founders of Methodism and of the evangelical movement generally. He became perhaps the best-known preacher in Britain and America in the 18th century, and because he traveled through all of the American colonies and drew great crowds and media coverage, he was one of the most widely recognized public figures in colonial America. He also established Bethesda Orphanage near Savannah.



    Whitfield Courthouse
    GHLL Whitfield County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Whitfield County AHGP & ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Whitfield County, GA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Whitfield-Murray Historical Society / Dalton, GA)
    6. US/GAGenWeb site - Whitfield County Archives
    7. US/GAGenWeb - Whitfield County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Whitfield County Clerk, P.O. Box 248, Dalton, GA 30722-0248.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Bradley County, Tennessee (north), Murray County (east), Gordon County (south),
             Walker County (west-southwest), Catoosa County (west-northwest), Hamilton County,
                Tennessee
    (northwest).

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  • White County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 20, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Habersham County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1857
    County Seat:  Cleveland, Georgia

    County history - White County is named in honor of Newton County Representative David T. White, who helped to attain passage of an act creating the new county.

    White Courthouse
    1. White County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. White County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. White County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          White County Historical Society
          Cleveland Square, P.O. Box 1139
          Cleveland, GA 30528

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. White County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. White County Vital Records - White County Clerk, P.O. Box 185, Cleveland, GA 30528-0185.


  • Wilcox County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 20, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Dooly, Irwin, and Pulaski Counties.
    Established:  22-Dec-1857
    County Seat:  Abbeville, Georgia

    County history - Wilcox County is named in honor of either Captain John Wilcox or for his Son, General Mark Willcox, state legislator and one of the founders of the Georgia Supreme Court.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wilcox County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wilcox County Vital Records - Wilcox County Clerk, Courthouse, Abbeville, GA 31001.


  • Wilkes County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  May 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of ceded lands of the Cherokee and Creek Indians.
    Established:  05-Feb-1777
    County Seat:  Washington, Georgia

    County history - Wilkes County is named in honor of John Wilkes (1727-1797), distinguished British Member of Parliament who sympathized with the cause of American independence.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wilkes County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wilkes County Vital Records - Wilkes County Clerk, 23 East Court Street, Washington, GA 30673-1516.


  • Wilkinson County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  May 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of ceded lands of the Creek Indians (1802 & 1805), which became
    Dodge, Telfair, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Twiggs Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1803
    County Seat:  Irwinton, Georgia

    County history - Wilkinson County is named in honor of James Wilkinson (March 24, 1757 - December 28, 1825) who was an American soldier and statesman, and who was associated with several scandals and controversies. He served in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, but was twice compelled to resign. He was appointed governor of the Louisiana Territory in 1805 and commanded two unsuccessful campaigns in the St. Lawrence theater during the War of 1812. After his death, he was discovered to have been a paid agent of the Spanish Crown.


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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wilkinson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wilkinson County Vital Records - Wilkinson County Probate Court Vital Records, P.O. Box 201, 100 Main Street, Irwinton, GA 31042.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wiregrass Genealogical Society / Adrian, GA)

      Census Information:
    10. 1840 Census (I) - Federal Census, Wilkinson County (Index: 1 page).
    11. 1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, Wilkinson County (Text: 7 pages).


  • Worth County, Georgia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Dooly and Irwin Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1853
    County Seat:  Sylvester, Georgia

    County history - Worth County is named in honor of General William J. Worth (1794-1849), of New York; a hero of the Mexican-American War.

    Worth Courthouse
    1. Worth County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Worth County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Worth County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Worth County Historical Society
          1610 West Street
          Sylvester, GA 31791-7531

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Worth County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Worth County Vital Records - Worth County Clerk, 201 North Main, Sylvester, GA 31791-2100.


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