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County Courthouse

Habersham County Courthouse
555 Monroe Street #35;
Clarkesville, GA 30523-0227
Phone: 706.754.6264 

Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1819,
birth and death records from 1940; Clerk Superior Court has
divorce, Court and land records, from 1819[1]


Parent County

1818--Habersham County was created 15 December 1818 from Cherokee Indian lands.
County seat: Clarkesville[2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1882 and 1895 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



 Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers


Civil War
  • Ledford, Karen Ann Thompson. These Men Wore Grey Genealogical, Military, and Interment Records of Confederate Soldiers. (Toccoa, Georgia : K.T. Ledford, c1998-c2001), 7 Volumes. Each volume contains bibliographical references and full-name index. Contents: v. 1. Franklin County -- v. 2. Habersham County --v. 3. Stephens County -- v. 4. Rabun County --v. 5. White County -- v. 6. Banks County -- v. 7. Jackson County. Book found at FHL 975.8 V3L and Other Libraries.



1.  Estates 1820-1850 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers

2.  Minutes 1842-1853 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers

3.  Index to Inventories, Appraisements, Sales 1819-1928 Georgia Pioneers

4.  Index to Annual Returns, Vouchers, 1879-1957 Georgia Pioneers


Vital Records

  • 1859-60, 1869-70 - Habersham County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Habersham County, Georgia. Page 156 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).


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