Troup County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Troup County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Troup County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 11, 1907
County Seat LaGrange
Address Troup County Courthouse
118 Ridley Avenue; PO Box 1051
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706.883.1740 
Troup County Website

County Courthouse

Troup County Courthouse
118 Ridley Avenue; PO Box 1051
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706.883.1740 

County Archives has marriage, burial, divorce, land, proabte and court records from 1827, military records 1890-1936 and naturalization records from 1843-1908; County Health Department has birth and death records from 1919[1]

Beginning Dates for Troup County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate



Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

November 4, 1936 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records



Church Records

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

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 Troup 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.

  • Smith, Clifford L. History of Troup County. Atlanta, Ga.: Printed by Foote & Davies Co., 1935. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Valley Historical Scrapbook. West Point, Ga.: The Society, 1970. Digital version at Ancestry ($).






Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Troup County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate Records

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).

  • Wills 1832-1848 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Wills 1832-1848 (digital images). See Names of Testators Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills 1848-1863 (digital images).  See Names of Testators. Georgia Pioneers
  • Index to Troup County Divisions 1836-1839 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Troup County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, Vol. U, 1861-62 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Troup County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, No. 5, 1862-64 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Troup County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, No. 6, 1864-71 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Troup County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, No. 7, 1866-68 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Troup County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, No. 8, 1869-71 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Troup County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, No. 9, 1871-1875 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Index to Troup County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, No. 10, 1875-1878 Georgia Pioneers ($)


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.

  • 1828-1837 - Troup County Marriage Book A Index 1828-1837. Batch M713851 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1828-1837 - Troup County Marriage Index 1828-1837 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1837-1844 - Troup County Marriage Index 1837-1844 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1844-1858 - Troup County Marriage License Index 1844-1858 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1852-1869 - Troup County Marriage Books D and E Index 1852-1869. Batch M713852 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1869-1876 - Troup County Marriage Book F Index 1869-1876. Batch M713853 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1877-1881 - Troup County Marriage Book G Index 1877-1881. Batch M713854 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1888 - Troup County Marriage Books H and I Index 1881-1888. Batch M713855 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1886 - Troup County Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1888-1908 - Troup County Marriage Index 1888-1908. Batch M713856 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1892-1895 - Troup County Marriage Book A Index 1892-1895. Batch M713857 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Troup County, Georgia. Page 161 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 3.6 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at