Whitfield County, Georgia

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Whitfield_County,_Georgia|Whitfield County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.whitfieldcountyga.com/ Whitfield County Courthouse]<br> 300 W Crawford Street<br> PO Box 248<br> Dalton, GA 30722-0248<br> Phone: 706.275.7451&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927, <br>marriage and probate records from 1852; Clerk Superior <br>Court has divorce, court and land records from 1852<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitfield County, Georgia. Page 162 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1851'''--Whitfield was created 30 December 1851&nbsp;from[[Murray County, Georgia|Murray]] County. '''County seat:''' Dalton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1864 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Bradley County, Tennessee|Bradley County, Tennessee]]
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*[[Catoosa County, Georgia|Catoosa]]
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*[[Gordon County, Georgia|Gordon]]
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*[[Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton County, Tennessee]]
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*[[Murray County, Georgia|Murray]]
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*[[Walker County, Georgia|Walker]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Whitfield County.
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*February 22-27, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga006.htm Dalton I]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga006.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*May 7-13, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga007.htm Rocky Face Ridge], also known as Combats at Buzzard Roost, Mill Creek, or Dug Gap<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga007.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*May 13-15, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga008.htm Resaca]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga008.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*August 14-15, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga020.htm Dalton II]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga020.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
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==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate&nbsp;  ====
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*Wills 1843-1854 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywhitfield.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Index to Will Book&nbsp;A, 1852-1960 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywhitfield.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Index to Annual&nbsp;Returns, Vouchers,&nbsp;Sales,&nbsp;Book&nbsp;B, 1852-1860 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywhitfield.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Index to Annual&nbsp;Returns, Vouchers, Sales,&nbsp;Book&nbsp;E 1869-1885 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywhitfield.html Georgia Pioneers]
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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== Web Sites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Whitfield|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Whitfield/ Whitfield County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
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== References  ==
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<references /> {{Georgia|Georgia}}
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[[Category:Whitfield_County,_Georgia]]

Revision as of 22:56, 7 January 2013

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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

Whitfield County Courthouse
300 W Crawford Street
PO Box 248
Dalton, GA 30722-0248
Phone: 706.275.7451 

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927,
marriage and probate records from 1852; Clerk Superior
Court has divorce, court and land records from 1852[1]

History

Parent County

1851--Whitfield was created 30 December 1851 fromMurray County. County seat: Dalton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Whitfield County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.

Newspapers

Probate 

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitfield 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)