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Gordon County, Georgia  

History and Records

Gordon County, Georgia was created in 1850, and was named for William Washington Gordon of Savannah, the first president of the Central of Georgia Railroad, and the first Georgian to graduate from West Point Military Academy (see Monument). Also for more info see Manuscripts Department Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SOUTHERN HISTORICAL COLLECTION #2235 GORDON FAMILY PAPERS

The parent counties from which Gordon County was organized were Cass and Floyd. Early marriage records were destroyed by Federal troops in the spring of 1864. 

The county seat is Calhoun. Calhoun formerly OOTHCALOGA, lies near the Oostanaula River, 23 miles (37 km) northeast of Rome. The name was changed from Oothcaloga ("Place of the Beaver Dams") in 1850 to honour for Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, an exponent of the theory that any state could nullify any act of Congress which it believed unconstitutional

Cities
Calhoun - Fairmount - Oakman - Plainville - Ranger - Resaca - Sugar Valley

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Gordon County Records and Links

AHGP Gordon County Page by Tracey Keith
Archives  from Georgia Genweb      FTP       HTML
Books About Gordon County, GA
Cemeteries

See the GaGenweb Archives for more
Dempsey / Gray Family Cemetery
Tilton Cemetery (partial)     from Louise
Resaca Cemeteries Online by Brant Talley

CENSUS

1850 Index   by S-K publications 
1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule by Bob Torbert      The code used

Chamber of Commerce
Churches
Liberty
Civil War  
County Snapshots by Georgia Depatment of Community Affairs  maps, history, etc.
Courthouse  from CVIOG
Family Group Sheet Project by Bettie Wood  
               from http://www.rootsweb.com/~garichmo/
Families
Information from the Bible of
William Sanford "Sam" Strickland
GAGenWeb page
Georgia Links
Historical Marker - Courthouse  fron CVIOG
Maps

USGS GNIS (GNIS)

Historic maps      from  UGA        

Newspapers
    Cherokee Phoenix, 20 March 1828, Page 1 (published at New Echota)
Northwest Georgia History
Place Names   From CVIOG
Political Graveyard  Gordon County
Rail Roads from Railroad Station Historical Society, Inc.
Tip from one of our page users....Anne Ponder :Gordon Co. Clerk of Court
   --Probate Office P. O. Box 669 Calhoun, GA 30701
There is a $10.00 search fee for those who request wills or estate records.
 

 

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Neighboring Counties:

  Bartow/Cass,  Chattooga County,  Cherokee County,   Floyd County,

 Gilmer County,  Murray County,  Pickens County,  Walker County,

 Whitfield County

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