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  • Pierce County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pierce County, Georgia. Official Website Created on December 18, 1857, Pierce County was named for Franklin Pierce, fourteenth President of the United States. Adjacent Counties Appling County Bacon County Brantley County Ware County Wayne County Cities & Communities Blackshear (County Seat) Bristol Mers...

  • Bibb County, Georgia

    Wikipedia =The county is named for William Wyatt Bibb

  • Atlanta campaign (Umbrella Project)

    Atlanta Campaign (Umbrella Project): Note this is an Umbrella Project for the entire Atlanta Campaign. Please add profiles to the battles (found below) that your relative fought in. The Atlanta campaign was a series of battles fought in the Western Theater of the American Civil War throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864. Union Maj. Gen. William Tecu...

  • University of Georgia

    Wikipedia University of Georgia The University of Georgia, founded in 1785, and commonly referred to as UGA or simply Georgia, is an American land-grant university and sea grant research university. Its primary campus is located on a 759-acre campus in Athens, Georgia, USA. It is considered Georgia's flagship university. The university is ranked 20th overall among all public national univ...

  • Emory University

    Wikipedia ==Emory University=Emory University is a private research university in metropolitan Atlanta, located in the Druid Hills section of unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The university was founded as Emory College in 1836 in Oxford, Georgia by the Methodist Episcopal Church and was named in honor of Methodist bishop John Emory. In 1915, the college relocated to metropo...

  • Meet the Gottheimers

    Meet the Gottheimers Hamilton Jordan's original title for his memoir (published Oct 2015) was "Meet the Gottheimers" -- a startled observation finding out, after her funeral, that his maternal grandmother had been Jewish. This Geni project collects Gottheimers, not just his. Some are indeed surprising. Contributions welcome. === Gottheimer Family Profiles >===Family heads>(earliest known ances...

  • Pike County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pike County, Georgia. Official Website Pike County was created in 1822 and was named after Zebulon Montgomery Pike, an explorer and army officer. Adjacent Counties Lamar County Spalding County Upson County Meriwether County Cities, Towns & Communities Concord Hilltop Jolly Lifsey Meansville Molena ...

  • Washington County, Georgia, USA

    This project is a compilation of the research recently done for Washington County, Georgia.Washington County around established February 25, 1784 from the Creek Indian Cession of November 1, 1783. The county originally included all the territory "from the Cherokee Corner, north extending from the Ogeechee River to the Oconee River, south to Liberty County." It approximately ten times larger tha...

  • Upson County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Upson County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on December 15, 1824 and named after Stephen Upson, a state legislator. Adjacent Counties Lamar County Pike County Meriwether County Talbot County Taylor County Crawford County Monroe County Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Baldwin County, Georgia

    Baldwin County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 43,799. The county seat is Milledgeville, which was developed along the Oconee River. Baldwin County is part of the Milledgeville, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area. Wikipedia

  • The Battle of Peachtree Creek,July 20, 1864

    The Battle of Peachtree Creek, July 20, 1864: The Battle of Peachtree Creek was fought in Georgia on July 20, 1864, as part of the Atlanta Campaign in the American Civil War. It was the first major attack by Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood since taking command of the Confederate Army of Tennessee. The attack was against Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Union army, which was perched on the doorstep of At...

  • Mercer University

    Wikipedia =Mercer University=Mercer University is the oldest private university in Georgia; its main campus is in Macon, Georgia, United States.Mercer enrolls more than 8,500 students in 12 colleges and schools: liberal arts, business, engineering, education, music, continuing and professional studies, law, theology, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and health professions. Mercer undergraduates enj...

  • Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia. Official Website History In 1735, two years after James Oglethorpe founded Savannah , he sent a detachment of troops to explore the upper Savannah River. He gave them an order to build a fort at the head of the navigable part of the river. The expedition was led by Nobel Jones , who created a...

  • Battle of Allatoona (October 1864), US Civil War

    The Battle of Allatoona, also known as the Battle of Allatoona Pass , was fought October 5, 1864, in Bartow County, Georgia , and was the first major engagement of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War . A Confederate division under Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French attacked a Union garrison under Brig. Gen. John M. Corse , but was unable to dislodge it from its fortified position ...

  • Battle of Kolb's Farm,June 22, 1864

    Battle of Kolb's Farm, June 22, 1864: The Battle of Kolb's Farm saw a Confederate corps under Lieutenant General John B. Hood attack parts of two Union corps under Major Generals Joseph Hooker and John Schofield. This action was part of the Atlanta campaign of the American Civil War fought between the Confederate Army of Tennessee led by General Joseph E. Johnston and Union forces commanded by...

  • Battle of Ezra Church,July 28, 1864

    Battle of Ezra Church, July 28, 1864: The Battle of Ezra Church, also known as the Battle of Ezra Chapel and the Battle of the Poor House (July 28, 1864) saw Union Army forces under Major General William T. Sherman fight Confederate States Army troops led by Lieutenant General John B. Hood in Fulton County, Georgia during the Atlanta campaign in the American Civil War. Sherman sent Oliver Otis...

  • Battle of Griswoldville (November 22, 1864), Georgia

    The Battle of Griswoldville was the first battle of Sherman's March to the Sea , fought November 22, 1864, during the American Civil War . A Union Army brigade under Brig. Gen. Charles C. Walcutt fought three brigades of Georgia militia under Brig. Gen. Pleasant J. Philips , at Griswoldville (an industrial town), near Macon, Georgia , and continued its march toward Savannah .

  • Georgia General Assembly

    The Georgia General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. State of Georgia. It is bicameral, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives.Each of the General Assembly's 236 members serve two-year terms and are directly elected by constituents of their district. The Georgia State Constitution vests all legislative power with the General Assembly. Both houses have similar pow...

  • Tattnall County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Tattnall County, Georgia. Official Website Tattnall County was created on December 5, 1801 by the Georgia General Assembly. The county was named after Josiah Tattnall (1762–1803), a planter, soldier and politician. It is located within the Magnolia Midlands, a part of the Historic South region. Adjacent Counties Candler Coun...

  • Savannah, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is the county seat of Chatham County. It was the British Colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and formerly, the first state capital of Georgia. Official Website Savannah (/səˈvænə/ sə-VAN-ə) is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1...

  • Chatham County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Chatham County, Georgia.= Official Website = History One of the original counties of Georgia, Chatham County was created February 5, 1777, and is named after William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham. it was formed out of Christ Church Parish and St. Phillip Parish.Although Georgia was originally planned as a colony with no slaves, Savannah a...

  • Battle of Adairsville,Battle of Cassville, May 17, 1864

    Battle of Adairsville, Battle of Cassville, May 17, 1864: The Battle of Adairsville was a battle of the Atlanta Campaign fought during the American Civil War on May 17, 1864, just northeast of Rome, Georgia. The brief engagement was a Confederate delaying action that allowed General Joseph E. Johnston to bait a trap for the Union army at Cassville. Wikipedia

  • Georgia in the US Civil War (CSA) 1861-1865

    This project is used to relate all units from Georgia who served in the Confederate Army. Georgia in the American Civil War Georgia Units During the Civil War

  • Georgia Tech

    Wikipedia ==Georgia Tech=The Georgia Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Georgia Tech, Tech, or GT) is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore.The educational institution was founded in 1885 ...

  • Bartow County, Georgia

    Official Website Bartow County is located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 108,901. The county seat is Cartersville. Traditionally considered part of northwest Georgia, Bartow County is now included in the Atlanta metropolitan area, mainly in the southeastern part near Cartersville, which has become an exurb more than 40 miles fr...

  • Twiggs County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Twiggs County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on December 14, 1809 and named for American Revolutionary War general John Twiggs. Adjacent Counties Laurens County Bleckley County Wilkinson County Houston County Bibb County Jones County Communities Allentown Danville Dry Branch Jeffer...

  • Barrow Memorial Gardens, Winder, Georgia

    The cemetery is located on 793 Atlanta Highway SE, Winder, Barrow County, Georgia. Find a Grave

  • Barrow County, Georgia

    Official Website Barrow County was created from portions of Gwinnett, Jackson, and Walton counties when Georgia voters approved a constitutional amendment on November 3, 1914, making Barrow County the 149th Georgia county out of 159. Barrow County was named after David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr. , a University of Georgia mathematics and engineering professor who was later Chancellor serving in that ...

  • Hart County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Hart County, Georgia.Hart County was created December 7, 1853 and named for Nancy Hart, a rebel heroine of the American Revolutionary War noted for her exploits against Loyalists in the northeast Georgia backcountry. Adjacent Counties * Anderson County, SC * Oconee County, SC * Elbert County * Madison County * Franklin County Cities, ...

  • Georgia with Counties, Cities, and Towns Project

    This project is for those from Georgia and/or their respective Counties.In some cases only Counties are listed. Some communities are in two or more counties. If you have a specific community please do the following: (Name of Community),(Name of County),Georgia. Please go to following link for more information. of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia

  • Dodge County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Dodge County, Georgia. History Dodge County, Georgia was established in 1870. Georgia's 134th county was named for William E. Dodge, a New York businessman who owned large tracts of forest land in Georgia and built the first county courthouse in 1908 as a gift.Eastman, the largest city and the county seat, was named for William P. Eas...

  • DeKalb County, Georgia

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in DeKalb County, Georgia.= Official Website = History DeKalb County, formed in 1822 from Henry, Gwinnett and Fayette counties, took its name from Baron Johann de Kalb (1721-1780), a Bavarian-born former officer in the French Army, who fought for the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. In 1853, Fulton County formed from ...

  • Cobb County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Cobb County, Georgia.= Official Website = History Cobb county was one of nine Georgia counties carved out of the disputed territory of the Cherokee Nation in 1832. It was the 81st county in Georgia and named for Judge Thomas Willis Cobb, who served as a U.S. Senator, state representative, and superior court judge. It is believed that ...

  • Banks County, Georgia

    Banks County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 18,035. The county seat is Homer. The Old Banks County Courthouse is located in Homer and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A new county courthouse was constructed adjacent to the old one in 1983. Wikipedia

  • Morehouse College

    Wikipedia Morehouse College is a private, all-male, liberal arts, historically black college (HBCU) located in Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia. The College assumes special responsibility for teaching the history and culture of black people. Morehouse is one of a few remaining traditional men's liberal arts colleges in the United States.Morehouse is the largest men's college in the United ...

  • Bonaventure Cemetery

    Wikipedia ==Bonaventure Cemetery=Bonaventure Cemetery is a public cemetery located on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of Savannah, Georgia. The cemetery became famous when it was featured in the 1994 novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, and in the movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, based on the book. It is the largest of the city's municipal cemeteries, co...

  • Baldwin Memorial Gardens, Milledgeville, Georgia

    Located on 301 South Wayne Street, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia. Find a Grave

  • Place projects

    Place projects are projects on Geni that are focused of a specific geographical place or region. Places profiles are also the precursor to the upcoming Place Profiles feature.=Place project portals= Includes countries and kingdoms, and other top level place project. ==Geographical==* Australia * Canada * Europe** Al-Andalus ** Austro-Hungarian-Empire ** Belarus ** Czech Republic-Bohemia ** Croa...

  • Baker County, Georgia

    Baker County is a county in Georgia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 2,876. The county seat and only city is Newton. The county was created December 12, 1825 from the eastern portion of Early County by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and is named for Colonel John Baker, a hero of the American Revolutionary War. Baker County is included in the Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistica...

  • Forsyth County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Forsyth County, Georgia.= Official Website = History For thousands of years, varying indigenous cultures lived in this area along the Etowah River. Starting near the end of the first millennium, Mound Builders of the Mississippian culture settled in this area; they built earthwork mound structures at nearby Etowah in present-day Barto...

  • Clarke County, Georgia

    Also known as Athens-Clarke County. Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Clarke County, Georgia .= Official Website = History Clarke County was created in 1801 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 5. It was named for Revolutionary War hero Elijah Clarke and included 250 square miles that was formerly part of Jackson County . Colonel Clarke played a lead...

  • Cherokee County, Georgia, USA

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Cherokee County, GA.

  • Bacon County, Georgia

    The constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed July 7, 1914, and ratified November 3, 1914. It is named after Augustus Bacon , a former United States Senator from Georgia. Wikipedia

  • Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, Georgia

    The cemetery is located 3 miles east of exit 36, off of I-95, on Highway 341 in Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia. Find a Grave

  • Glynn County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Glynn County, Georgia.= Official Website = Overview Glynn County, one of the original eight counties in the state created on February 5, 1777, was named after John Glynn, a member of the British House of Commons who defended the cause of the American Colonies before the American Revolution. The Battle of Bloody Marsh was fought in Gly...

  • Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

    Please feel free to add profiles for people associated with the city of Atlanta. Wikipedia Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2019 population of 506,811, it is also the 37th most populous city in the United States. The city serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to more than 6 million people...

  • Atkinson County, Georgia

    Atkinson County is a county located in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. The county seat is Pearson. The county was formed in 1917 from parts of Coffee and Clinch Counties. It is named for Gov. William Yates Atkinson , Democratic governor of Georgia from 1894 to 1898. In 2003 it had the highest illiteracy rate of any U.S. county at 36%. Wikipedia

  • Sawnee View Gardens, Cumming, Georgia

    The cemetery is located on 1390 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia. Official Website Find a Grave Billion Graves

  • Owl Rock Methodist Cemetery, Campbellton, Georgia

    "Owl Rock Church was founded in 1828 by Richmond Barge, Sr., and other members of the Mutual Rights faction (Protestant Movement) that withdrew from the Mount Gilead Methodist Episcopal Church. It is named for an eight foot natural rock closely resembling an owl (Identified by the Indians as the Owl Rock) which is to the rear of the building. (To the left, east side, of the Cemetery Driveway) ...

  • Athens Memory Gardens, Athens, Georgia

    The cemetery is located on 5195 Lexington Road, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. Official Website Find a Grave

  • Fulton County, Georgia

    Please add profiles for people who were born, lived or died in Fulton County, Georgia. History Fulton County was created in 1853. It was named in honor of Hamilton Fulton, a railroad official who acted as surveyor for the Western and Atlantic Railroad and also as chief engineer of the state. After surveying the area that is now Fulton County, Fulton convinced state officials that a railroad, ra...

  • Hall County,Georgia

    This project is for those from Hall County, Georgia.= Wikipedia =

  • Stephens County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Stephens County, Georgia. Official Website Before white settlement, the People of the South Appalachian Mississippian culture developed a village and a platform mound on Tugaloo Island about 800 CE. The village and mound, both known as Tugaloo, were later occupied by other peoples until about 1700. Numerous other villages also deve...

  • Asbury Cemetery, Temple, Georgia

    From the intersection of Highways 78 and 113 in Temple, Carroll County, Georgia, turn north on Highway 113 for 0.4 mile to the dead end at Highway 274. Turn left on 274 for 0.01 mile. Turn right over the railroad tracks. Turn left on West Johnson Street for 0.7 miles to Rainey Road. Turn right on Rainey Road for 0.01 mile to Asbury Road. Turn left on Asbury Road for 0.2 mile, cemetery is on the...

  • Pickens County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pickens County, Georgia. Official Website The Georgia General Assembly passed an act on December 5, 1853 to create Pickens County. It is named for American Revolutionary War General Andrew Pickens. Most of Pickens County's early industry revolved around marble. Georgia Marble Company is located in Marble Hill near Tate. The marble...

  • Polk County, Georgia

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Polk County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on December 20, 1851 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and named after James K. Polk, the eleventh President of the United States. Adjacent Counties Floyd County Bartow County Cherokee County, Ala. Paulding County Haralson County Cleburne County...

  • Pulaski County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pulaski County, Georgia. Official Website Pulaski County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 13, 1808 and was named for Count Kazimierz Pułaski of Poland who fought and died for United States independence in the American Revolutionary War. Adjacent Counties Dodge County Bleckley County Wilco...

  • Putnam County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Putnam County, Georgia. Official Website History Putnam County is named in honor of Israel Putnam, a hero of the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War. It was settled by European Americans after the war, as migrants moved down from the Upper South. The county was created on December 10, 1807, by a...

  • Quitman County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Quitman County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on December 10, 1858 and named after General John A. Quitman, leader in the Mexican–American War, and once Governor of Mississippi. Adjacent Counties Clay County Randolph County Barbour County, Ala. Stewart County Communities Georgetown (County ...

  • Rabun County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Rabun County, Georgia. Official Website History As early as 1760, explorers came to the area now known as Rabun County. In the 18th century, the population of Cherokee in the area was so heavy that this portion of the Appalachian Mountains was sometimes called the "Cherokee Mountains." The early explorers and settlers divided th...

  • Randolph County, Georgia

    Please add those who were born, lived or died in Randolph County, Georgia. Official Website Randolph County was created on December 20, 1828, and named after the Virginia planter and politician John Randolph. This area is considered part of the Black Belt, upland areas across the Deep South that were developed in the 19th century as plantations after invention of the cotton gin made proces...

  • Rockdale County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Rockdale County, Georgia. Official Website History Rockdale County was created on October 18, 1870 and received its name from Rockdale Baptist Church (est. 1846), which was named after the granite strata that rests under the county's red clay top soil. Prior to Rockdale becoming a county, the land had been inhabited by the Cree...

  • Schley County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Schley County, Georgia. The county was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 22, 1857, and is named for William Schley, United States Representative and thirty-sixth governor of Georgia. Adjacent Counties Macon County Sumter County Taylor County Marion County Cities & Communities Ellavill...

  • Screven County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Screven County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on December 14, 1793, and was named for General James Screven, who died fighting in Georgia during the American Revolutionary War. Some wartime accounts used the alternate spelling of "Scriven" for the general, and the county's name was often spelled that way in its e...

  • Seminole County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Seminole County, Georgia. Official Website The state constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed July 8, 1920, and ratified November 2. It is named for the Seminole Indian tribe, who once lived in the Chattahoochee River basin within the county, before European settlement forced their move to the Florida everglades. ...

  • Spalding County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Spalding County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created December 20, 1851 and named for former United States representative and senator Thomas Spalding. Adjacent Counties Henry County Butts Couty Clayton County Fayette County Coweta County Meriwether County Pike County

  • Stewart County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Stewart County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on December 23, 1830. It was named for Daniel Stewart, a Revolutionary War veteran, and fighter against American Indians. He was one of the four great-grandfathers of U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt. Adjacent Counties Chattahoochee County Russell County, Al...

  • Sumter County, Georgia

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Sumter County, Georgia. Official Website Sumter County was established by an act of the state legislature on December 26, 1831, four years after the Creek Indians were forced from the region when the state acquired the territory from them in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The county was named for former General and United Stat...

  • Webster County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Webster County, Georgia. Official Website Webster County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 16, 1853, as Kinchafoonee County. A subsequent legislative act on February 21, 1856, changed the name to Webster. The county is named for Daniel Webster, U.S. representative of New Hampshire and U.S. represent...

  • Wayne County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Wayne County, Georgia. Official Website History At the time of European contact, the area of what would become Wayne County was settled by the Guale people. Being close to the coast and bordered by the Altamaha River, Wayne County's history includes occupation by Spanish missionaries at the time of the settlement of Saint Augusti...

  • Wheeler County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Wheeler County, Georgia. Official Website Wheeler County is named after Confederate General Joseph Wheeler. The constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed August 14, 1912, and ratified November 5, 1912. Adjacent Counties Treutlen County Montgomery County Jeff Davis County Telfair County Dodge County ...

  • White County, Georgia

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in White County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on December 22, 1857, formally a part of Habersham County and most likely was named for Newton County Representative David T. White, who helped a Habersham representative successfully attain passage of an act creating the new county. Adjacent Counties Towns Coun...

  • Whitfield County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Whitfield County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on December 30, 1851, and named after George Whitefield, Methodist evangelist.[3] The "e" was omitted to reflect the pronunciation of his name. Adjacent Counties Bradley County, Tenn. Murray County Gordon County Walker County Catoosa County Hamilton...

  • Wilcox County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Wilcox County, Georgia. Wilcox County was formed on December 22, 1857. The county was named for General Mark Wilcox, a Georgia state legislator and one of the founders of the Georgia Supreme Court. Adjacent Counties Pulaski County Dodge County Telfair County Ben Hill County Dooly County Crisp County Turner County

  • Wilkes County, Georgia

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Wilkes County, Georgia. Official Website Referred to as "Washington-Wilkes", the county seat and county are commonly treated as a single entity by locals, including the area's historical society[3] and the Chamber of Commerce. It is part of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). History Wilkes County, named for British politi...

  • Wilkinson County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Wilkinson County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on May 11, 1803 and named for General James Wilkinson (1757–1825). Adjacent Counties Washington County Johnson County Laurens County Twiggs County Jones County Baldwin County Bleckley County

  • Worth County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Worth County, Georgia. Official Website Worth County was created on December 20, 1853, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly, becoming Georgia's 106th county. It was named for Major General William J. Worth of New York. Adjacent Counties Crisp County Turner County Tift County Colquitt County Mitchell County Dou...

  • Turner County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Turner County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on August 18, 1905, and named for Henry Gray Turner, U.S. representative and Georgia state Supreme Court justice. Adjacent Counties Irwin County Ben Hill County Tift County Worth County Crisp County Wilcox County Communities Ashburn (County Seat)

  • Walker County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Walker County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on December 18, 1833, from land formerly belonging to the Cherokee Indian Nation. It was named after Georgia's U.S. Senator, Freeman Walker (1780-1827). Civil War battles fought in Walker County were part of the Chickamauga Campaign fought between August 21 and Septem...

  • Walton County, Georgia

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Walton County, Georgia. Official Website Walton County was created on December 15, 1818. It is named for George Walton, one of the three men from Georgia who signed the United States Declaration of Independence. Adjacent Counties Oconee County Barrow County Morgan County Newton County Rockdale County Gwinnett Coun...

  • Ware County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Ware County, Georgia. Official Website Ware County, Georgia's 60th county, was created on December 15, 1824, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly. The county is named for Nicholas Ware, the mayor of Augusta, Georgia from (1819–1821) and United States Senator who represented Georgia from 1821 until his death in 1824. Adjacen...

  • Warren County, Georgia

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Warren County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on December 19, 1793, and is named after General Joseph Warren, who was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Adjacent Counties McDuffie County Wilkes County Jefferson County Glascock County Hancock County Taliaferro County Communities Cadley

  • Taylor County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Taylor County, Georgia. Official Website Taylor County was created on January 15, 1852, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly. The County is named for Zachary Taylor, twelfth President of the United States. Adjacent Counties Peach County Macon County Crawford County Upson County Schley County Marion County Ta...

  • Telfair County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Telfair County, Georgia. History Archaeologists associated with Atlanta's Fernbank Museum of Natural History have excavated a 2,000-acre plot near McRae-Helena and approximately a mile from the Ocmulgee River, beginning in 2005. In 2009 they announced finding evidence of a Spanish settlement dating to the first half of the 16th ce...

  • Terrell County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Terrell County, Georgia. Official Website Formed on February 16, 1856, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly, Terrell County is named for Dr. William Terrell (1778–1855) of Sparta, Georgia, who served in the Georgia General Assembly and the United States House of Representatives. During the American Civil War, after Atlanta's ...

  • Thomas County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Thomas County, Georgia. Official Website Thomas County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 23, 1825. The county is named for Jett Thomas, an officer in the War of 1812. Adjacent Counties Colquitt County Brooks County Mitchell County Grady County Leon County, Fla. Jefferson County, Fla....

  • Tift County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Tift County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on August 17, 1905, and is named for Henry Harding Tift, who founded Tifton in 1872. Tift purchased about 65,000 acres of virgin pine timberland there in the Wiregrass Region of South Georgia, and established a sawmill and a village for his workers. Tift eventually expan...

  • Toombs County, Georgia

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Toombs County, Georgia. Official Website Toombs County was founded as the 144th county in Georgia by the State Legislature on August 18, 1905 and was named for Robert Toombs, United States representative and senator. During the Civil War, Toombs also served in the Confederate Provisional Congress, as Secretary of State of the Conf...

  • Towns County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Towns County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on March 6, 1856, and named for United States lawyer, legislator, and politician George W. Towns. Adjacent Counties Clay County, NC Rabun County Habersham County Union County White County Cities & Communities Hiawassee (County Seat) Tate City ...

  • Treutlen County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Treutlen County, Georgia. Official Website The state constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed by the Georgia General Assembly on August 21, 1917, and ratified November 5, 1918. The county is named for John A. Treutlen, Georgia's first state governor following adoption of the state Constitution of 1777. Adjacent ...

  • Troup County, Georgia

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Troup County, Georgia. Official Website The county was created on June 9, 1826 and was named for George Troup, thirty-fourth governor of Georgia, U.S. representative, and senator. As with much of the Piedmont, this area was developed in the antebellum era for cotton cultivation after short-staple cotton was made profitable by inv...

  • Taliaferro County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Taliaferro County, Georgia. Official Website Taliaferro County was formed by an act of the Georgia Legislature meeting in Milledgeville on December 24, 1825. The county was named for Colonel Benjamin Taliaferro of Virginia, who was an officer in the American Revolution. Several Hollywood films have been shot in Taliaferro County. ...

  • Dooly County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Dooly County, Georgia.= Official Website =The county was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on May 15, 1821 and named for Colonel John Dooly, a Georgia American revolutionary war fighter. It was one of the original landlot counties created from land ceded from the Creek Nation. Adjacent Counties * Houston County * Crisp...

  • Dougherty County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Dougherty County, Georgia.= Official Website =The county was created by the Georgia General Assembly on December 15, 1853, from a part of Baker County. It was named after Charles Dougherty, a respected judge and lawyer from Athens, Georgia. In 1854 and 1856 small areas were added from Worth County.Albany was a center of the Civil Righ...

  • Douglas County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Douglas County, Georgia.= Official Website = Overview The county was created during Reconstruction after the US Civil War when many blacks were serving in the Georgia legislature, and was named Douglass County after the abolitionist Frederick Douglass, but the name was soon changed when Confederate Democrats regained power and expelle...

  • Early County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Early County, Georgia.= Official Website = History The county area was long territory of the historic Creek Indian peoples of the Southeast, particularly along the Chattahoochee River. Beginning in the early nineteenth century, European-American settlers began to encroach on this territory, pushing the Muscogee out during Indian Remov...

  • Echols County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Echols County, Georgia.= Official Website = Overview On December 13, 1858, the Georgia General Assembly passed a bill establishing Echols County in honor of Robert Milner Echols.Echols County has become notable in recent years as it has served as a place of banishment for many of Georgia's criminals. As the Georgia State Constitution ...

  • Effingham County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Effingham County, Georgia.= Official Website =Effingham was among the original counties of the state of Georgia, created February 5, 1777 during the American Revolution from the colonial parishes of St. Matthew and St. Phillip. Its name honors Lord Effingham, an English champion of colonial rights, who resigned his commission rather t...

  • Elbert County, Georgia

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Elbert County, Georgia.= Official Website =The county was established on December 10, 1790 and was named for Samuel Elbert.* Anderson County, SC * Abbeville County, SC * Hart County * McCormick County, SC * Lincoln County * Wilkes County * Oglethorpe County

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