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|Coweta County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
|Founded||December 11, 1826|
|Address|| Coweta County Courthouse|
200 Court Square
Newnan, GA 30263
Coweta County Website
Coweta County Courthouse
200 Court Square
Newnan, GA 30263
Probate Court has birth and death records from 1919, marriage and probate records from 1828; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1828.
1826--Coweta County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian Lands.
County seat: Newnan 
For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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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 are available for Coweta 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.
- Jones, Mary G. Coweta 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. Atlanta, Ga.: Stein Print. Co., 1928. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
Regiments. Service men in Coweta 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 Coweta County, Georgia:
- - 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate) , Company A
- - 7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company A
- - 19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D
- - 34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D
- - 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company I
- - 41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies D and A
- - 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies D and G
- - 55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company K
- - 56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies A and I
- - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other war's information is also giving)
Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts
Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Coweta County, Georgia newspapers in online catalogs like:
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.
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).
- Wills 1827-1847; 1849-1885; 1885-1910 (abstracts)Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Will Bk A 1828-1848 Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Will Bk B 1848-1892 Georgia Pioneers
- Index to Annual Returns Bk B 1837-1843 Georgia Pioneers
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 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..
- 1827-1849; 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers
- 1827-1871 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1827-1871. Batch M712601 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1852-1872 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1852-1872. Batch M712602 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1872-1878 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1872-1878. Batch M712603 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1873-1884 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1873-1884. Batch M712604 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1884-1895 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1884-1895. Batch M712605 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1888-1895 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1888-1895. Batch M712606 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1859-60, 1879-80 - Coweta County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes
Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Coweta County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Georgia Pioneers
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coweta County, Georgia. Page 154 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 24. At various libraries (WorldCat).
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.
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