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

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White County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 22, 1857
County Seat Cleveland
Address White County Courthouse
59 South Main Street #B
Cleveland, GA 30528-0185
Phone: 706.865.2613 
White County Website


County Courthouse

White County Courthouse
59 South Main Street #B
Cleveland, GA 30528-0185
Phone: 706.865.2613 

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from
1858 and military discharge records[1]


Parent County

1857--White County was created 22 December 1857 fromHabersham County. County seat: Cleveland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



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.



  • 1863-1961 - Index to White County, Georgia Will Book 1 (1863-1893) and Will Book 2 (1893-1961) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
Additional Probate Records
  • 1859-1929 - Index to White County, Georgia Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, Book 1 (1859-1875) and Book 2 (1869-1929) at Georgia Pioneers ($).


Vital Records

  • 1858-1895 - White County Marriage Index 1858-1895. Batch M713961 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), White County, Georgia. Page 162 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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.


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