About Gordon County

some basic Gordon County historical information

  Originally Cherokee land and hunting grounds.
  Gordon County was created February 13, 1850. It was organized from parent counties, Floyd and Cass (later Bartow) Counties.
  Gordon County's boundaries were changed many times between 1852 and 1877. If you are researching persons from that area during that time period you might try looking in Cass (Bartow), Floyd, Murray, Pickens, and Walker counties.

  Gordon County's original boundaries

  Gordon County is named for William Washington Gordon I (1796 - 1842) of Savannah. For more information and links about William Washington Gordon - click here.
  Cities/Towns: Calhoun; Fairmont; Ranger; Resaca; Plainville; Sugar Valley.
  The County Seat of Gordon County is Calhoun, Georgia, Land of the Cherokee.  Click link for more information on Calhoun.
 Gordon County connections to history:
    New Echota  - in the early 1800s this was the last capitol of the Cherokee Nation.
 

  Trail of Tears

    Sequoyah
    John Ross
    Elias and Harriet Boudinot of New Echota
   
  Historical Markers
     Historical Marker - Gordon County Courthouse
     Historical Marker - New Echota Ferry
     Historical Marker - Trail of Tears
     Historical Marker - Battle of Resaca
     Historical Marker - Confederate Cemetery Resaca
     Historical Marker - Old Sonora P. O.
       Historical Marker - National Historic Site - Resaca Battlefield
  Maps
   

research assistance and links

Gordon County Courthouse
PO Box 580
Calhoun, GA 30703-0580

Phone: 706.629.3795

Calhoun - Gordon County Library
100 North Park Avenue
Calhoun, GA 30701

Phone: 706.624.1456    FAX: 706.624.1458

 www.gordoncounty.org   Gordon County Stats (Fed MapStats Web Page)
 Gordon County Chamber of Commerce   QuickFacts (U.S. Census Bureau Stats)
  National Register of Historic Places - Gordon County   maps
   

 

 

 

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