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Guide to Calhoun County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Calhoun County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Calhoun County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded February 20, 1854
County Seat Morgan
Address Calhoun County Courthouse
111 School Street
PO Box 111
Morgan, GA 31766
Phone: 229.849.2715
Calhoun County Website


County Courthouse

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Calhoun County Courthouse
111 School St
Morgan, GA 31766
Phone: 229.849.2715

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land, military and court records from 1854. Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records.[1]
Beginning Dates for Calhoun County, Georgia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate



Parent County

1854--Calhoun County was created 20 February 1854 from Baker and Early Counties. 

County seat:  Morgan [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1891 and 1920. The courthouse at Morgan burned 11 December 1891. Almost all records survived because of a fireproof vault. Again on 2 August 1920 the new wooden courthouse was destroyed, but the fire-proof vault saved the records.[3]


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Baker County  • Clay County  • Dougherty County  • Early County  • Randolph County  • Terrell County

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African Americans

Bible Records



Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.



Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Calhoun County, Georgia. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.



Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Calhoun County, Georgia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Calhoun County, Georgia:

- 12th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company L
- 42nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
- 51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- Military - Civil War - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

  • Calhoun County Historical Society (Edison, Georgia). 1994. Against oblivion: a history of Calhoun County, Georgia. Alpharetta, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates.(page 584, Ex-confedate Soldiers; List of Widows; ) 975.8956 H2h
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Calhoun County). 1962. Pension records. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Calhoun - Military records - Pensions) Film 271327



Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Calhoun County, Georgia newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate Records

Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online..

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

  • 1878-1909 - Calhoun County Marriage Index 1878-1909. Batch M712311 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1869-70 - Calhoun County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
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  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, Georgia. Page 152 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 18. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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