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Georgia Courthouse Disasters

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.

CountyFireFloodStorm
Baker1925, 1929
Baldwin1861
Bartow1864
Bulloch1864
Burke1825, 1856
Butts1828
Calhoun1888, 1920
Carroll1927
Charlton1877, 1928
Cherokee1865,1928
Clayton1864
Clinch1856, 1867
Cobb1864
Coffee1898, 1938
Colquitt1881
Crawford1829
Dade1865, 1895
DeKalb1842, 1898
Dooly1847
Douglas1896, 1957
Early1896
Echols1897
Emanuel1841, 1855, 1857, 1919, 1938
Fayetteca. 1982
Forsyth1900, 1905, 1973
Glynnca. 19061896
Gordon1888
Grady1980
Greene1787
Gwinnett1871
Habersham1856, 1898
Hall1851, 18821936
Harris1865
Hart1900, 1967
Heard1893
Henry1864 (?)
Jenkins1919 (?)
Lee1856, 1872
Lowndes1858, 1869
Macon1857
Marion1845
McIntosh1864, 1872, 1931
Meriwether19761893
Miller1873, 1974
Mitchell1869
Morgan1917 (?)
Muscogee1838
Newton1883
Pickens1945
Pierce1875
Polk1846
Quitman1920
Screven1860’s, 1896
Spalding1981
Stewart1922
Talbot1890
Telfairearly 1900’s
Thomas1849
Toombsca. 1919
Troup1936
Twiggs1901
Union1859
Walker1883
Ware1854
Warren1909
Washington1855, 1864
Webster1914
Wheeler1916
Whitfield1864
Wilcoxca. 1902
Wilkes1958
Wilkinson1829, 1854, 1864, 1924
Worth1879, 1893, 1982

 

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