Georgia Courthouse Disasters

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This is a survey of Georgia Counties in which some sort of natural disaster (and man made in some cases) may have affected the county record repositories. You will notice that many of these dates correspond with years in the civil war as the Union soldiers made it a point to burn the county courthouse and all its property records which would include slave records. This survey does NOT imply that all records were lost. Researchers should consult both the Archives and the courthouse to determine what records survive.

County Fire Flood Storm
Baker 1925, 1929
Baldwin 1861
Bartow 1864
Bulloch 1864
Burke 1825, 1856
Butts 1828
Calhoun 1888, 1920
Carroll 1927
Charlton 1877, 1928
Cherokee 1865,1928
Clayton 1864
Clinch 1856, 1867
Cobb 1864
Coffee 1898, 1938
Colquitt 1881
Crawford 1829
Dade 1865, 1895
DeKalb 1842, 1898
Dooly 1847
Douglas 1896, 1957
Early 1896
Echols 1897
Emanuel 1841, 1855, 1857, 1919, 1938
Fayette ca. 1982
Forsyth 1900, 1905, 1973
Glynn ca. 1906 1896
Gordon 1888
Grady 1980
Greene 1787
Gwinnett 1871
Habersham 1856, 1898
Hall 1851, 1882 1936
Harris 1865
Hart 1900, 1967
Heard 1893
Henry 1864 (?)
Jenkins 1919 (?)
Lee 1856, 1872
Lowndes 1858, 1869
Macon 1857
Marion 1845
McIntosh 1864, 1872, 1931
Meriwether 1976 1893
Miller 1873, 1974
Mitchell 1869
Morgan 1917 (?)
Muscogee 1838
Newton 1883
Pickens 1945
Pierce 1875
Polk 1846
Quitman 1920
Screven 1860′s, 1896
Spalding 1981
Stewart 1922
Talbot 1890
Telfair early 1900′s
Thomas 1849
Toombs ca. 1919
Troup 1936
Twiggs 1901
Union 1859
Walker 1883
Ware 1854
Warren 1909
Washington 1855, 1864
Webster 1914
Wheeler 1916
Whitfield 1864
Wilcox ca. 1902
Wilkes 1958
Wilkinson 1829, 1854, 1864, 1924
Worth 1879, 1893, 1982

 




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