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Early County, Georgia (GA)

Basic Facts:
Location: in the southwest portion of Georgia, bordered on the west by the Chattahoochee River
Parent County: Creek Lands Formation Date: 1818 (organized in 1825)
Subsidiary Counties: Decatur (1823) from south part of Early; Baker (1825) from east part of Early; Thomas (1825) from east tip of Decatur; Dougherty (1853) from northeast corner of Baker; Calhoun (1854) from Early & Baker; Clay (1854) from Early & Randolph; Miller (1856) from Early & Baker; Mitchell (1857) from east part of Baker; Grady (1906) from east part of Decatur; Seminole (1920) from west part of Decatur
County Seat: Blakely
Current Land Area: 511 square miles
2000 Population: 12,354

Early County Probate Court
111 Court Sq., Suite D
Blakely, GA 39823
(229) 723-3089

Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library
11880 Columbia St.
Blakely, GA 31723
(229) 723-3079

Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 189
52 Court Sq.
Blakely, GA 31723
(229) 723-3741
Web Site: www.blakelyearlychamber.com
E-mail: Info@BlakelyEarlyChamber.com

Early County Newspapers:
Early County News: 4 Nov 1863 - 1 Jan 1931 and 8 Jan 1933 - Apr 1972

Books used in Research:
Collections of Early County Historical Society, Vol. I-III

My direct-line ancestors who lived in Early County and timeframes (1820-1885):
Josiah Jones: bet 1820 & 1830 - abt 1842
Margaret (Mikell) Jones: bet 1820 & 1830 - bef 1850
James Buckner Jones: abt 1830 - 12 Jan 1885
Mary F. L. (Roe) Jones: abt 1836 - abt 1862
Charles Leonidas Harrell, Sr.: bef 12 Dec 1872 - bef 1876
Eugenia Angaretta (Jones) Harrell): 7 Feb 1856 - bef 1876
James Bird: aft 12 Aug 1850 - 16 Jun 1855
Nancy Ann (Jones) Bird: aft 12 Aug 1850 - 30 Nov 1873
Elijah Fenn/Fann: bet 1820 & 1830 - 6 Jan 1844
Martha (Rich) Fenn/Fann: bet 1820 & 1830 - 1856
Letty Fenn/Fann: bet 1820 & 1830 - bef 1836