Georgia: Links to Digitized County Histories

Did you know that only Texas, with 254 counties, tops Georgia’s total of 159 counties? It is sad to say, though, that there is probably a much smaller percentage of digitized county histories for Georgia than for most other states. That will be evident when you see all the NONE entries.

For those counties, you will need to search out hard copy books.

FAQ

1. While every county in the state is listed, links are only provided for titles that no longer fall under U.S. copyright laws. All (almost) links connect to free websites.
2. There are a few instances when a book has been digitized, but is only found on a paid site. In that case, no link is inserted, but a note as to the website where it has been found is given.
3. When a state history has also been found in digital format, it is listed in the STATE section that precedes the county list. I have limited STATE entries to those with county histories/biographical volumes in them.
4. There are a number of counties that DO have histories written, BUT they remain copyrighted material. Therefore, if a county has NONE after its name, it doesn’t mean there is no county history, just that none has been digitized. It’s also possible that the only digitized county history is included in one of the state volumes, so be sure to check those entries.
5. If the book is on FamilySearch, you will need a free account to access it. This list does NOT include town histories.
6. When all fifty states have been completed, I will post a PDF of them all.
7. One last note – it is very possible that a book is digitally available on more than one website. I’ve only included links to one site per book.

GEORGIA

STATE – Memoirs of Georgia: containing historical accounts of the state’s civil, military, industrial and professional interests, and personal sketches of many of its people, Volume 1, Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895.
STATE – Memoirs of Georgia: containing historical accounts of the state’s civil, military, industrial and professional interests, and personal sketches of many of its people, Volume 2, Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895.
STATE – Historical collections of Georgia: containing the most interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, etc. relating to its history and antiquities, from its first settlement to the present time, George White, Pudney & Russell, New York, 1854.
STATE – Historical collections of Georgia: containing the most interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, etc. relating to its history and antiquities, from its first settlement to the present time ; compiled from original records and official documents ; illustrated by nearly one hundred engravings of public buildings, relics of antiquity, historic localities, natural scenery, portraits of distinguished men, etc., George White & Alpha Christian Dutton, Pudney & Russell, New York, 1855. *Supplement to 1854.
STATE – The commonwealth of Georgia: the country, its people, the productions, J.T. Henderson, James P. Harrison & Company, Atlanta, Georgia, 1884.
STATESketches of some of the first settlers of upper Georgia, of the Cherokees, and the author, George Rockingham Gilmer, D. Appleton & Company, New York, 1855.
STATEMen of mark in Georgia: a complete and elaborate history of the state from its settlement to the present time, William J. Northen, A.B. Caldwell, Atlanta, Georgia, 1907.
STATEMiscellanies of Georgia: historical, biographical, descriptive, etc., Part 1, Absalom Harris Chappell, James F. Meegan, Georgia, 1874.
STATE – Miscellanies of Georgia: historical, biographical, descriptive, etc., Part 2, Absalom Harris Chappell, James F. Meegan, Georgia, 1874. *Part 3 not found.
STATE –
Statistics of the state of Georgia: including an account of its natural, civil, and ecclesiastical history; together with a particular description of each county, notices of the manners and customs of its aboriginal tribes, and a correct map of the state, George White, W. Thorne Williams, Savannah, Georgia, 1849.
STATE – The story of Georgia and the Georgia people, 1732-1860, George Gilman Smith, Macon, Georgia, 1900.

APPLING – NONE
AKTINSON – NONE
BACON – NONE
BAKER – NONE
BALDWIN – History of Baldwin County, Georgia, Anna Maria Green Cook, Keys-Hearn Publishing Company, Anderson, South Carolina, 1925.
BALDWINA treasure album of Milledgeville and Baldwin County, Georgia, Nelle Womack, J.W. Burke Company, Macon, 1936.
BANKS – NONE
BARROW – NONE
BARTOW – The history of Bartow County: formerly Cass, Lucy Josephine Cunyus, Tribune Publishing Company, Cartersville, Georgia, c1933.
BEN HILL – NONE
BERRIEN – NONE
BIBB – NONE
BLECKLEY – History of Pulaski and Bleckley Counties, Georgia, 1808-1956, Volume 1, Virginia Harris, Hawkinsville Chapter DAR, c1957-1958.
BLECKLEY – History of Pulaski and Bleckley Counties, Georgia, 1808-1956, Volume 2, Virginia Harris, Hawkinsville Chapter DAR, c1957-1958.
BRANTLEY – NONE
BROOKS – The history of Brooks county, Georgia, 1858-1948, Folks Huxford, Hannah Clarke Chapter, DAR, Quitman, Georgia, 1948.
BRYANNONE
BULLOCH – NONE
BURKE –  Some early residents, Burke County, Georgia, 1786-1819, W.H. Dumont, Augusta, Georgia, 1969.
BUTTS – NONE
CALHOUN – NONE
CAMDENHistory of Camden County, Georgia, James Thomas Vocelle, Southeast Georgian, Kingsland, Georgia, 1967.
CANDLER – NONE
CARROLL – Carroll County, Carroll County Genealogical Society, Carrollton, Georgia, 1988. Reprint of 1910.
CARROLLCarroll County and her people, Joe Cobb, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, 1976.
CATOOSA – Official history of Catoosa County, Georgia, 1853-1953, Susie Blaylock McDaniel, c1953.
CHARLTON – History of Charlton County, Alexander Stephens McQueen, c1932.
CHATHAM – Once upon an island: the Barrier and Marsh Islands of Chatham County, Georgia, Elizabeth Carpenter Piechocinski, Oglethorpe Press, Savannah, Georgia, c2003.
CHATHAMSavannah River plantations, Mary Granger, Writers Program, Georgia, c1938. Reprint in 1947 and 1972.
CHATTAHOOCHEENONE
CHATTOOGA – North Georgia history, two important years in history, 1840 and 1860 census in Chattooga County, Georgia, Jessie June Brandon Griffith, Mountain Press, Signal Mountain, Tennessee, c1980.
CHEROKEE – NONE
CLARKE – Clarke County, Georgia and the city of Athens, Charles Morton Strahan, Charles P. Byrd Printing, Athens, 1893.
CLARKEHistory of Athens and Clarke County, Sylvanus Morris, Hugh J. Rowe, Athens, 1923.
CLARKESurveys of Athens and Clarke County, Georgia, Volume 1, University of Georgia Printing, 1944-1945.
CLARKESurveys of Athens and Clarke County, Georgia, Volume 2, University of Georgia Printing, 1944-1945.
CLARKESurveys of Athens and Clarke County, Georgia, Volume 3, University of Georgia Printing, 1944-1945.
CLARKESurveys of Athens and Clarke County, Georgia, Volume 4, University of Georgia Printing, 1944-1945.
CLAY – NONE
CLAYTON – NONE
CLINCH –
History of Clinch County, Georgia: giving the early history of the county down to the present time (1916) … with chapters on the histories of old families of Clinch County, also other information as is historical in its nature, Folks Huxford, J.W. Burke , Macon, Georgia, 1916.
COBB – NONE
COFFEE – Ward’s history of Coffee county, Warren P. Ward, Foote & Davies Company, Atlanta, 1930.
COFFEE – Index to Ward’s history of Coffee County, Alvie L. Davidson & Dianne Hatcher, Lakeland, Florida, c1991.
COLQUITT – History of Colquitt County, W.A. Covington, Foote and Davies Company, Atlanta, Georgia, 1937.
COLQUITTHistory of Colquitt County, Georgia, and her builders, Mattie Oglesby Coyle, Observer Printing, Moultrie, 1925.
COLUMBIANONE
COOK – NONE
COWETA –
A history of Coweta county from 1825 to 1880. William U. Anderson, n.d.
COWETA – Index to W.U. Anderson’s History of Coweta County, Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, Newnan, Georgia, 1981.
COWETACoweta County chronicles for one hundred years, with an account of the Indians from whom the land was acquired: and some historical papers relating to its acquisition by Georgia, with lineage pages, Mary Gibson & Lily Elizabeth Reynolds, Sarah Dickinson Chapter, DAR, Stein Printing Company, Atlanta, Georgia, c1928.
CRAWFORD – Crawford County sesquicentennial: Roberta, Georgia, November 16-19, 1972, Lynn Pagel, Joyce Hortman & Patricia Bassett, Commemorative Booklet Committee, Roberta, Georgia, 1972.
CRISP – History of Crisp County, Fort Early Chapter, DAR, Cordele, Georgia, 1916.
DADE – NONE
DAWSONNONE
DECATURNONE
DEKALB – NONE
DODGE – History of Dodge county, Addie Davis Cobb, Foote & Davis, Atlanta, Georgia, c1932.
DODGEA newspaper history and genealogy of Dodge County, Georgia, Volume 1, Tad Evans, Savannah, Georgia, c2011-2014.
DODGEA newspaper history and genealogy of Dodge County, Georgia, Volume 2, Tad Evans, Savannah, Georgia, c2011-2014.
DOOLY – NONE
DOUGHERTY – History and reminiscences of Dougherty County, Georgia, Thronateeska Chapter, DAR, Albany, Georgia, Herald Publishing Company, Albany, Georgia, 1924.
DOUGLASNONE
EARLY – Some pioneer history of Early County, 1818-1871, Joel Washington Perry, 1965.
ECHOLS – NONE
EFFINGHAM – NONE
ELBERT – The official history of Elbert County, 1790-1935, John Hawes McIntosh, Stephen Heard Chapter, DAR, Elberton, Georgia, c1940.
EMANUEL – NONE
EVANS – NONE
FANNIN – NONE
FAYETTE – NONE
FLOYD –
A history of Rome and Floyd County, state of Georgia, United States of America: including numerous incidents of more than local interest, 1540-1922, Volume 1, George Magruder Battey, Webb and Vary Company, Atlanta, Georgia, 1922. *No Volume 2 found – may never have been published.
FLOYD – Index to George Magruder Batty’s History of Rome and Floyd County, Wiley C. Owen & Beatrice Millican, Rome Area Heritage Society, Rome, Georgia, 1976.
FORSYTH – NONE
FRANKLINNONE
FULTON – Official history of Fulton County, Walter Gerald Cooper, W.B. Brown, Atlanta, Georgia, c1934. Reprint in 1978.
FULTONFulton County centennial, Foote & Davies Company, Atlanta, Georgia, 1954.
GILMER Interesting historical facts about Gilmer County: a commemorative book published by the Times-Courier in celebration of a century of publication, 1875-1975, Thomas Harley Tabor, Times-Courier, Ellijay, Georgia, 1975.
GLASCOCK – Centennial of Glascock County, Georgia, 1857-1957, Glascock County Centennial Corporation, Gibson, Georgia, 1957.
GLYNN – Annals and statistics of Glynn County, Georgia, Charles S. Wylly, Press of H.A. Wrench & Sons, Brunswick, Georgia, c1897.
GORDON – History of Gordon County, Georgia, Lulie Pitts, Calhoun Times, Calhoun, Georgia, 1933.
GRADY – NONE
GREENE –  History of Greene County, Georgia, 1786-1886, Thaddeus Brockett Rice & C.W. Williams, J.W. Burke Company, Macon, 1961.
GWINNETT – History of Gwinnett County, Georgia, Volume 1, James C. Flanigan, Longino & Porter, Hapeville, Georgia, c1959.
GWINNETT – History of Gwinnett County, Georgia, Volume 2, James C. Flanigan, Longino & Porter, Hapeville, Georgia, c1959.
GWINNETT – Index to History of Gwinnett County, Georgia, Alvie L. Davidson, Lakeland, Florida, 1991.
HABERSHAM – The hills of Habersham, Mary L. Church, Clarksville, Georgia, 1962.
HALL – NONE
HANCOCK – NONE
HARALSON – NONE
HARRIS – NONE
HART – Surname Index to John William Baker’s History of Hart County, Bobbie O’Barr Martin, Powder Springs, Georgia, 1976.
HEARD – NONE
HENRY – NONE
HOUSTONNONE
IRWIN – History of Irwin County, James Bagley Clements, Foote & Davies Company, Atlanta, 1932.
JACKSON – The early history of Jackson County, Georgia: the writings of the late G.J.N. Wilson, embracing some of the early history of Jackson County, Gustavus James Nash Wilson & William Ellis White, Foote & Davies Company, Atlanta, Georgia, 1914.
JASPER – NONE
JEFF DAVIS – NONE
JEFFERSON – History of Jefferson county, Mrs. Z.V. Thomas & Margaret H. Cannon, J.W. Burke Company, Macon, Georgia, 1927. JENKINSNONE
JOHNSON – NONE
JONES – NONE
LAMAR – History of Lamar County, Augusta Lambdin, Willie Hunt Smith Chapter, U.D.C., Barnesville News-Gazette, Barnesville, Georgia, c1932.
LANIER – Old times there are not forgotten: a story in picture and words of the people of Lanier County, Carey Cameron, c1965.
LAURENS – The official history of Laurens County, Georgia: 1807-1941, Bertha Sheppard Hart, John Laurens Chapter, DAR, Dublin, Georgia, 1941.
LEE – Lee County, Georgia: a history, Lee County Historical Society, W.H. Wolfe Associates, Atlanta, Georgia, c1983.
LIBERTYNONE
LINCOLNNONE
LONG – NONE
LOWNDES – History of Lowndes County, Georgia, 1825-1941, General James Jackson Chapter, DAR, Valdosta, Georgia, c1941.
LUMPKIN – History of Lumpkin County for the first hundred years, 1832-1932, Andrew W. Cain, Stein Printing, Atlanta, 1932. [FamilySearch Film 1425700, Item 1]
MACON – Historical record of Macon and central Georgia: containing many interesting and valuable reminiscences connected with the whole state, including numerous incidents and facts never before published and of great historic value, John Campbell Butler, J.W. Burke & Company, Macon, Georgia, 1879.
MACONHistory of Macon County, Georgia, Louise Frederick Hays, Stein Printing Company, Atlanta, Georgia, 1933.
MADISONThe history of Madison county, Georgia, Paul Tabor, 1974.
MARION – History of Marion County, Georgia, Nettie Powell, Historical Publishing Company, Columbus, Georgia, c1931.
MDDUFFIE – NONE
MCINTOSH – NONE
MERIWETHER – Pioneers of Meriwether County, Georgia: as reported in the Meriwether Vindicator, Lina Clare Isanhour, Coweta County Genealogical Society, Newmnan, Georgia, 1991.
MILLER – NONE
MITCHELL – NONE
MONROENONE
MONTGOMERY – Montgomery County: a collection of newspaper sources, 1873-1885, James E. Dorsey, Swainsboro, Georgia, c1980.
MORGAN – Morgan County, Georgia, sesquicentennial: panorama of program, 1807-1957, 1957.
MURRAY – Murray County heritage, Murray County History Committee, WH Wolfe Associates, Roswell, Georgia, c1987.
MUSCOGEE – NONE
NEWTONNONE
OCONEENONE
OGLETHORPE – The story of Oglethorpe County, Lena Smith Wise, Historic Oglethorpe County, Lexington, Georgia, c1980.
PAULDING – Index to Paulding County: its people and places, by W.A. Foster, Alvie L. Davidson & Dianne Davidson, Lakeland, Florida, c1996.
PEACH – NONE
PICKENS – History of Pickens County, Lucius Eugene Tate, W.W. Brown Publishing Company, Atlanta, 1935.
PIERCE – NONE
PIKE – History of Pike County from 1822 to 1922, R.W. Rogers, c1922.
POLK – NONE
PULASKI – History of Pulaski County, Georgia: official history, Hawkinsville Chapter, DAR, Walter W. Brown Publishing, Atlanta, Georgia, c1935.
PUTNAM – NONE
QUITMAN – NONE
RABUN – Sketches of Rabun County history: 1819-1948, Andrew Jackson Ritchie, 1948. Reprinted in 1959.
RABUN – Every-name index to Sketches of Rabun County history, 1819-1948, Hamilton Computer Service, Park City, Utah, n.d.
RANDOLPH – A source book on the early history of Cuthbert and Randolph County, Georgia, Annette McDonald Suarez & William Bailey Williford, Cherokee, Atlanta, Georgia, c1982.
RICHMONDNONE
ROCKDALE – A History of Rockdale County: compiled 1978, Margaret G. Barksdale, E.L. Cowan & Frances A. King, Conyers, Georgia, 1978.
SCHLEY – Ellaville and Schley County: an historical sketch for all Schley countians Yesterday, today, tomorrow, Charles Stephen Gurr, Heritage Committee of the Schley County Bicentennial Commission, Ellaville, Georgia, c1976.
SCREVEN – Pioneer days: a history of the early years in Screven County, Clyde Hollingsworth, 1947.
SEMINOLE – NONE
SPALDING – NONE
STEPHENS – NONE
STEWART – NONE
SUMTER NONE
TALBOT – NONE
TALIAFERRO – NONE
TATTNALL – NONE
TAYLORNONE
TELFAIR – NONE
TERRELL – NONE
THOMAS – History of Thomas County, Georgia: from the time of Desoto to the civil war, William Irwin MacIntyre, Thomasville, Georgia, 1923.
TIFT – History of Tift County, Ida Belle Williams, J.W. Burke, Macon, Georgia, 1948.
TOOMBS – NONE
TOWNS – NONE
TREUTLEN – NONE
TROUP – History of Troup County, Clifford Lewis Smith, Foote & Davies Company, Atlanta, Georgia, 1933.
TURNER – NONE
TWIGGS – History of Twiggs County, Georgia: sesquicentennial, 1809-1959, J. Lanette O’Neal Faulk, Billy Walker Jones, Major General John Twiggs Chapter, DAR, Jeffersonville, Georgia, c1960.
UNION – History of Union County, Georgia, Preston Turner, Blairsville, Georgia, 1959. [FamilySearch Film 363886]
UPSON – History of Upson County, Georgia, Carolyn Walker Nottingham & Evelyn Hannah, J.W. Burke, Macon, Georgia, 1930.
UPSONSesquicentennial: Upson County, 1824-1974, Thomaston, 1825-1975, Thomaston Upson County Sesquicentennial Committee, Thomaston Publishing, Thomaston, Georgia, c1975.
WALKERHistory of Walker County, Georgia, James Alfred Sartain, Thomasson Printing and Office Equipment, Carrollton, Georgia, 1972.
WALKER – Index to History of Walker county, Georgia, Alvie L. Davidson, Lakeland, Florida, 1991.
WALTON – History of Walton County, John Love McKinnon, Byrd Printing, Atlanta, 1911.
WARE – History of Ware County, Georgia, Laura Singleton Walker, Waycross Woman’s Club, J.W. Burke, Macon, Georgia, c1934.
WARRENNONE
WASHINGTONHistory of Washington County, Ella Mitchell, Byrd Printing, Atlanta, 1924. [FamilySearch Film 599526, Item 3]
WAYNE NONE
WEBSTER – NONE
WHEELER – NONE
WHITE – A history of White County: 1857-1980, 1980.
WHITE – Index to A history of White County, 1857-1980, Faye Hamilton Sweat, c1986.
WHITEHistorical facts and legends, White County, 1857-1957, White County Centennial Committee, Cleveland, Georgia, 1957.
WHITFIELD – Official history of Whitfield County, Georgia, Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, Dalton, Georgia, 1981. Reprint of 1936 edition.
WHITFIELDScrapbook history of Whitfield County, Georgia, manuscript, John Morgan Wooten, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, n.d. [FamilySearch Film 966946, Item 6]
WILCOX – *Wilcox County Georgia newspaper clippings, Volume 1, Tad Evans, Savannah, Georgia, c2010-2011. *Not found.
WILCOX – Wilcox County Georgia newspaper clippings, Volume 2, Tad Evans, Savannah, Georgia, c2010-2011.
WILCOX – Wilcox County Georgia newspaper clippings, Volume 3, Tad Evans, Savannah, Georgia, c2010-2011.
WILCOX – Wilcox County Georgia newspaper clippings, Volume 4, Tad Evans, Savannah, Georgia, c2010-2011.
WILCOX – Wilcox County Georgia newspaper clippings, Volume 5, Tad Evans, Savannah, Georgia, c2010-2011.
WILKES – The earliest settlements in Wilkes County, Alex Mayer Hitz, n.d. [FamilySearch Film 982158, Item 15.
WILKESThe story of Washington-Wilkes, Writers’ Program, Work Projects Administration, University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia, 1941.
WILKESThe story of Wilkes County, Georgia: authority of Ben W. Fortson, Jr., Eliza A. Bowen, Continental Book Company, Marietta, Georgia, c1950.
WILKINSON – History of Wilkinson County, Victor Davidson, John Ball Chapter, DAR, Macon, Georgia, 1930.
WORTH – History of Worth county, Georgia, for the first eighty years, 1854-1934, Volume 1, Lillie Martin Grubbs, J.W. Burke Company, Macon, 1934. *Volume 2 not written until c1974.

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