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Guide to Coweta County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Coweta County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Coweta County
Location in the state of Georgia
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Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 11, 1826
County Seat Newnan
Address Coweta County Courthouse
200 Court Square
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770.254.2690
Coweta County Website


Coweta County Georgia Courthouse

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[1]

Coweta County Georgia History

Parent County

1826--Coweta County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian Lands.
County seat: Newnan [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Coweta County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Coweta County Georgia Genealogy Resources



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 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 Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy. 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 ($).



1827-1849; 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers



Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy 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.

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.

  • 1827-1871 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1827-1871. Batch M712601 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1852-1872 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1852-1872. Batch M712602 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1872-1878 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1872-1878. Batch M712603 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1873-1884 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1873-1884. Batch M712604 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1884-1895 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1884-1895. Batch M712605 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1888-1895 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1888-1895. Batch M712606 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1859-60, 1879-80 - Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Coweta County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Coweta County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Coweta County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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