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Parent County Counties Created by Boundary Changes
Appling 1818 Dec 15 Details Creek Indian Cession Jeff Davis 1905, Pierce 1857, Bacon 1914, Charleton 1854, Coffee 1854, Echols 1858
Atkinson 1917 Aug 19 Details Coffee, Clinch none
Bacon 1914 Jul 27 Details Appling, Pierce none
Baker 1825 Dec 12 Details Early Dougherty 1853, Miller 1856, Mitchell 1857
Baldwin 1803 May 11 Details Creek Indian lands Jasper 1812, Jones 1807, Morgan 1807, Newton 1821, Putnam 1807
Banks 1858 Dec 11 Details Franklin, Habersham none
Barrow 1914 Jul 07 Details Jackson, Walton none
Bartow 1861 Dec 06 Details renamed from Cass none
Ben Hill 1906 Jul 31 Details Irwin, Wilcox none
Berrien 1856 Feb 25 Details Lowndes Cook 1918, Lanier 1919, Tift 1905
Bibb 1822 Dec 09 Details Jones, Monroe none
Bleckley
1912 Oct 02 Details Pulaski none
Bourbon 1785 Jul 17 Details Indian lands extinct, never functioned
Brantley 1920 Aug 14 Details Chalton, Pierce none
Brooks 1858 Dec 11 Details Lowndes, Thomas none
Bryan 1793 Dec 19 Details Effingham, Liberty none
Bulloch 1796 Feb 08 Details Creek Indian lands Candler 1914, Emanuel 1812, Evans 1914, Jenkins 1905
Burke 1777 Feb 05 Details St. George Parish Jefferson 1796, Jenkins 1905, Screven 1793
Butts 1825 Dec 24 Details Henry, Monroe none
Calhoun 1854 Feb 20 Details Early none
Camden 1777 Feb 05 Details St. Mary Parish Wayne 1803
Campbell 1828 Dec 20 Details Carroll, Cowta merged with Fulton 1932
Candler 1914 Jul 17 Details Bullock, Emanuel none
Carroll 1826 Dec 11 Details Indian lands Campbell 1828, Douglas 1870, Heard 1830, Haralson 1856
Cass 1832 Dec 03 Details Cherokee Gordon 1850, renamed Bartow 1861
Catoosa 1853 Dec 05 Details Walker, Cherokee none
Charlton 1854 Feb 18 Details Wayne, Appling Brantley 1920
Chatham 1777 Feb 05 Details St. Phillip Parish none
Chattahoochee 1854 Feb 13 Details Muscogee, Randolph none
Chattooga 1838 Dec 28 Details Floyd, Walker, Cherokee none
Cherokee 1831 Dec 26 Details Cherokee Indian lands Bartow 1832, Catoosa 1853, Chattooga 1838, Cobb 1832, Floyd 1832, Milton 1857, Paulding 1832, Pickens 1853
Christ Church Parish 1758 Mar 15 Details Savannah, Fredreica none
Clarke 1801 Dec 05 Details Jackson Madison 1811, Oconee 1875
Clay 1854 Feb 16 Details Early, Randolph none
Clayton 1858 Nov 30 Details Fayette, Henry none
Clinch 1850 Feb 14 Details Wayne Atkinson 1917
Cobb 1832 Dec 03 Details Cherokee Milton 1857
Coffee 1854 Feb 09 Details Appling, Irwin, Telfair Atkinson 1917, Jeff Davis 1905
Colquitt 1856 Feb 25 Details Irwin, Thomas none
Columbia 1790 Dec 10 Details Richmond McDuffie 1870, Warren 1793
Cook 1918 Jul 30 Details Berrien none
Coweta 1926 Dec 11 Details Indian lands Campbell 1828, Heard 1830
Crawford 1822 Dec 09 Details Houston, Macon, Talbot Taylor 1853, Upson 1824
Crisp 1905 Aug 17 Details Dooly none
Dade 1837 Dec 25 Details Walker none
Dawson 1857 Dec 03 Details Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin none
Decatur 1823 Dec 08 Details Early Grady 1905, Seminole 1920, Thomas 1825
DeKalb 1922 Dec 09 Details Fayette, Henry Fulton 1853
Dodge 1870 Oct 26 Details Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair none
Dooly 1821 May 15 Details Indian lands Crisp 1905, Macon 1857, Turner 1905, Wilcox 1857, Worth 1852
Dougherty 1853 Dec 15 Details Baker none
Douglas 1870 Oct 17 Details Carroll none
Early 1818 Dec 15 Details Creek Land Cession Baker 1825, Calhoun 1854, Clay 1854, Decatur 1857, Miller 1856, Seminole 1920
Echols 1858 Dec 13 Details Appling, Irwin none
Effingham 1777 Feb 05 Details St. Matthew Parish Bryan 1793, Screvan 1893
Elbert 1790 Dec 10 Details Wilkes Hart 1853, Madison 1811
Emanuel 1812 Dec 10 Details Montgomery, Bullock Treulton 1917, Candler 1914, Toombs 1905, Jenkins 1905, Johnson 1858
Evans 1914 Aug 11 Details Bullock, Tattnall none
Fannin 1854 Jan 21 Details Gilmer, Union none
Fayette 1821 May 15 Details Indian land cession Clayton 1858, DeKalb 1822
Floyd 1832 Dec 03 Details Cherokee Chattooga 1838, Gordon 1850
Forsyth 1832 Dec 03 Details Cherokee Dawson 1857, Milton 1857
Franklin 1784 Feb 23 Details Cherokee land cession Banks 1858, Hart 1784, Jackson 1796, Madison 1811, Stephens 1905
Fredrick 1741 Apr 15 Details Provincial Georgia none
Fulton 1853 Dec 20 Details DeKalb none
Gilmer 1832 Dec 03 Details Cherokee Cession Dawson 1857, Fannin 1854, Pickens 1853
Glascock 1857 Dec 19 Details Warren none
Glynn 1777 Feb 05 Details St. David, St. Patrick Parishes Wayne 1803
Gordon 1850 Feb 13 Details Cass, Floyd none
Grady 1905 Aug 17 Details Decatur, Thomas none
Greene 1786 Feb 03 Details Washington Hancock 1793, Taliaferro 1825
Gwinnett 1818 Dec 15 Details Cherokee lands none
Habersham 1818 Dec 15 Details Cherokee Land Strip Banks 1858, Stephens 1905, White 1857
Hall 1818 Dec 15 Details Cherokee Cession none
Hancock 1793 Dec 17 Details Greene, Washington Taliaferro 1825
Haralson 1856 Jan 26 Details Carroll, Polk none
Harris 1827 Dec 14 Details Muscogee, Troup none
Hart 1853 Dec 07 Details Elbert, Franklin, Madison none
Heard 1830 Dec 22 Details Carroll, Coweta, Troup none
Houston (old) 1784 Feb 23 Details Indian lands dissolved
Houston 1821 May 15 Details Indian land cession Crawford 1822, Macon 1857, Peach 1924
Irwin 1818 Dec 15 Details Cherokee land Worth 152, Wilcox 1857, Ben Hill 1906, Coffee 1854, Colquitt 1856, Echols 1858, Lowndes 1835, Thomas 1825, Turner 1905, Ware 1824
Jackson 1796 Feb 11 Details Franklin Barrow 1914, Clarke 1801, Madison 1811
Jasper 1812 Dec 10 Details Baldwin Newton 1821
Jeff Davis 1905 Aug 18 DAVIS Details Appling, Coffee none
Jefferson 1796 Feb 20 Details Burke, Warren none
Jenkins 1905 Aug 17 Details Bullock, Burke, Emanuel none
Johnson 1858 Dec 11 Details Emanuel, Laurens none
Jones 1807 Dec 10 Details Baldwin Bibb 1822
Kinchafoonee 1856 Feb 21 Details Randolph renamed Webster 1856
Lamar 1920 Aug 17 Details Monroe none
Lanier 1919 Aug 11 Details Berrien, Lowndes none
Laurens 1807 Dec 10 Details Washington, Wilkinson Johnson 1858, Pulaski 1808
Lee 1827 Dec 11 Details Indian land cession Macon 1857, Marion 1827, Randolph 1828, Sumter 1831, Terrell 1856
Liberty 1777 Feb 05 Details St. Andrew, St. James Parishes Bryan 1793, Long 1920, McIntosh 1793
Lincoln 1796 Feb 20 Details Wilkes none
Long 1920 Aug 14 Details Liberty none
Lowndes 1835 Dec 23 Details Irwin Berrien 1856, Brooks 1858, Lanier 1919
Lumpkin 1832 Dec 03 Details Cherokee Land Dawson 1857, White 1857
McDuffie 1870 Oct 18 Details Columbia, Warren none
McIntosh 1793 Dec 19 Details Liberty none
Macon 1857 Dec 14 Details Dooly, Houston, Lee, Muscogee Crawford 1822, Peach 1924, Schley 1857, Taylor 1853
Madison 1811 Dec 11 Details Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Jackson, Ogelthorpe Hart 1853
Marion 1827 Dec 14 Details Lee, Muscogee Schley 1857, Taylor 1853
Meriwether 1827 Dec 14 Details Troup none
Miller 1856 Feb 26 Details Baker, Early none
Milton 1857 Dec 18 Details Cobb, Cherokee, Forsyth merged with Fulton County 1932
Mitchell 1857 Dec 21 Details Baker none
Monroe 1821 May 15 Details Indian lands Bibb 1822, Butts 1825, Pike 1822, Lamar 1920, Taylor 1853
Montgomery 1793 Dec 19 Details Washington, Wilkinson Dodge 1870, Emanuel 1812, Tattnall 1801, Toombs 1905, Treulten 1917, Wheeler 1912
Morgan 1807 Dec 10 Details Baldwin none
Murray 1832 Dec 03 Details Cherokee Walker 1833, Whitfield 1851
Muscogee 1826 Dec 11 Details Creek Indian lands Chattahoochee 1854, Macon 1857, Harris 827, Talbot 1827
Newton 1821 Dec 24 Details Baldwin, Walton, Henry, Jasper none
Oconee 1875 Feb 25 Details Clark none
Oglethorpe 1783 Dec 19 Details Wilkes Madison 1811
Paulding 1832 Dec 03 Details Cherokee Polk 1851
Peach 1924 4 19 Details Houston, Macon none
Pickens 1853 Dec Details Cherokee, Gilmer none
Pierce 1857 Dec 18 Details Appling, Ware Bacon 1914, Blickley 1912, Brantley 1920
Pike 1822 Dec 09 Details Monroe Spaulding 1851, Upson 1824
Polk 1851 Dec 20 Details Paulding Haralson 1856
Pulaski 1808 Dec 13 Details Laurens Blickley 1912, Pulaski 1870, Wilcox 1857
Putnam 1807 Dec 10 Details Baldwin none
Quitman 1858 Dec 10 Details Randolph, Stewart none
Rabun 1819 Dec 21 Details Cherokee Land Cession Towns 1856
Randolph 1828 Dec 20 Details Lee Webster 1856, Chattahoochee 1854, Clay 1854, Quitman 1858, Stewart 1830, Terrell 1856, Kinchafoonee 1856
Richmond 1777 Feb 05 Details St. Paul\'s Parish Columbia 1790, Warren 1793
Rockdale 1870 Oct 18 Details Henry none
Savannah 1741 Apr 15 Details Provincial Georgia none
St. Andrew Parish 1758 Mar 15 Details Savannah, Frederica Liberty 1777
St. David Parish 1765 Mar 25 Details Savannah, Frederica Glynn 1777
St. George Parish 1758 Mar 15 Details Savannah, Frederica Burke 1777
St. James Parish 1758 Mar 15 Details Savannah, Frederica Liberty 1777
St. John Parish 1758 Mar 15 Details Savannah, Frederica dissoluted
St. Mary Parish 1765 Mar 25 Details Savannah, Frederica Camden 1777
St. Mathew Parish 1758 Mar 17 Details Savannah, Frederica Effingham 1777
St. Patrick Parish 1765 Mar 25 Details Savannah, Frederica Glynn 1777
St. Paul Parish 1758 Mar 17 Details Savannah, Frederica Richmond 1777
St. Philip Parish 1758 Mar 17 Details Savannah, Frederica Chatham 1777
St. Thomas Parish 1765 Mar 25 Details Savannah, Frederica dissoluted
Schley 1857 Dec 22 Details Macon, Marion, Sumter none
Screven 1793 Dec 14 Details Burke, Effingham none
Seminole 1920 Jul 08 Details Decatur, Early none
Spalding 1851 Dec 20 Details Henry, Pike none
Stephens 1905 Aug 18 Details Franklin, Habersham none
Stewart 1830 Dec 23 Details Randolph Quitman 1858
Sumter 1831 Dec 26 Details Lee Schley 1857
Talbot 1827 Dec 14 Details Muscogee, Troup Crawford 1822, Taylor 1853, Taliaferro 1825
Tattnall 1801 Dec 05 Details Montgomery Evans 1914, Toombs 1905
Taylor 1853 Jan 15 Details Crawford, Macon, Talbot, Monroe, Marion none
Telfair 1807 Dec 10 Details Wilkinson Coffee 1854, Dodge 1870
Thomas 1825 Dec 23 Details Decatur, Irwin Brooks 1858, Colquitt 1856, Grady 1905
Tift 1905 Aug 17 Details Berrien, Worth none
Toombs 1905 Aug 17 Details Emanuel, Tattnall, Montgomery none
Towns 1856 Mar 06 Details Rabun, Union none
Treutlen 1917 Mar 21 Details Emanuel, Montgomery none
Troup 1826 Dec 11 Details Indian Land Cession Harris 1827, Heard 1830, Meriwether 1827, Talbot 1827
Turner 1905 Aug 18 Details Dooly, Irwin, Wilcox, Worth none
Twiggs 1809 Dec 14 Details Wilkinson none
Union 1832 Dec 03 Details Cherokee Fannin 1854, Towns 1856
Upson 1824 Dec 15 Details Crawford, Pike none
Walker 1833 Dec 18 Details Murray Catoosa 1853, Chattooga 1838, Dade 1837
Walton 1818 Dec 15 Details Cherokee Indian lands Barrow 1914, Newton 1821
Ware 1824 Dec 15 Details Irwin Pierce 1857
Warren 1793 Dec 19 Details Wilkes, Richmond, Columbia Glascock 1857, Jefferson 1796, McDuffie 1870, Taliaferro 1825
Washington 1784 Feb 25 Details Indian Land Cession Greene 1786, Hancock 1793, Laurens 1807, Montgomery 1793
Wayne 1803 May 11 Details Creek Indian lands, Charlton, Glynn, Camden Charlton 1854, Clinch 1850
Webster 1856 Feb 21 Details reamed from Kinchafoonee none
Wheeler 1912 Nov 14 Details Montgomery none
White 1857 Dec 22 Details Habersham, Lumpkin none
Whitfield 1851 Dec 30 Details Murray none
Wilcox 1857 Dec 22 Details Dooly, Irwin, Pulaski Ben Hill 1906, Turner 1905
Wilkes 1777 Feb 05 Details Indian lands Warren 1793, Elbert 1790, Lincoln 1796, Taliaferro 1825, Ogelthorpe 1783
Wilkinson 1803 May 11 Details Creek Indian lands Laurens 1807, Montgomery 1793, Telfair 1807, Twiggs 1809
Worth 1852 Dec 20 Details Dooly, Irwin Tift 1905, Turner 1905

References

  1. [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Georgia/viewer.htm Georgia Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Gordon DenBoer, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director and Digital Compiler; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant. Copyright The Newberry Library 2008.

 

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