Habersham County Resources

County Offices

Ernest Nations, Jr.  County Clerk of Court

555 Monroe Street, Unit 20-2
Clarksville, Georgia 30503

Phone: (706) 754-2923

Judge Ann Jerrell,  Probate Court

P.O. Box 615
Clarksville, Georgia 30503

Phone: 706-754-2013

Habersham County Website


Funeral Homes

Acree-Davis Funeral Home
350 S Pond St
Toccoa, GA 30577
Phone: (706)886-3106

Alexander's Gateway Chapel Funeral Home
2721 Highway 129 S
Cleveland, GA 30528
Phone: (706)865-1500

Barret Funeral Home
118 N Brooks St
Cleveland, GA 30528
Phone: (706)865-3101

Church & Sons Funeral Home
1286 Washington St
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Phone: (706)754-4142

Drew's Funeral Home
444 S Broad St
Toccoa, GA 30577
Phone: (706)886-4328

Habersham Memorial Chapel
Highway 441 South
Demorest, Georgia
(706) 778-1700

Hillside Memorial Chapel
123 N Laurel Dr
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Phone: (706)754-6256

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
  175 VFW Post Rd
Cornelia, GA 30531
Phone: (706)778-8668

Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home
342 S Alexander St
Toccoa, GA 30577
Phone: (706)886-3944

Whitfield Funeral Home Inc
South Chapel 1370 Industrial Blvd
Cornelia, GA 30531
Phone: (706)778-7123


Historical Society

Habersham County Historical Society 

Main Street North

Cornelia, GA 30531

706-776-2009


Libraries

Habersham County Library: Located in Clarksville, the library does not currently have a web site.  What they do have is an outstanding genealogy collection, well worth the visit, but volunteer help may be able to help you decide if you need to make the trip.  Please note that the Cornelia Library has moved their genealogical collection to the Clarksville Library.  Contact information:

Clarksville/Habersham County Library
178 East Green Street
P. O. Box 2020
Clarksville, Georgia 30523
Telephone: (706) 754-4413

Hours: Monday, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.


Newspapers

Athens Banner-Herald - Online Athens

Franklin County Historical Articles - items for sale, but a good bit a free material available

The Franklin County Citizen

The Gainesville Times

Georgia Newspaper Project - The University of Georgia Libraries have been microfilming Georgia newspapers since the early 1950s. The Georgia Newspaper Project is part of the U.S. Newspaper Program, run by the National Endowment for the Humanities with assistance from the Library of Congress, which coordinates the efforts of all state newspaper projects. The goal of the U.S. Newspaper Program is to locate, catalog, and preserve on microfilm newspapers published in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present.

To date the Georgia Newspaper Project has microfilmed at least one newspaper title from every county in Georgia in which newspapers were ever published. More than 2500 titles altogether have been filmed, including over 200 current newspapers that continue to be filmed on an ongoing basis. Microfilming is done in accordance with all ANSI/AIIM standards to produce film with a life-expectancy rating of 500 years. All master negatives are stored in a vault at the State Department of Archives and History in Atlanta. The UGA Libraries retain a copy negative for reproduction purposes (located within the Georgia Newspaper Project) and a use copy for the public, which is located in Serials in the basement level.

The Northeast Georgian

The Toccoa Record - "Since 1883 Toccoa's Oldest Business Institution

Great new resource for Georgia Researchers - The Macon Telegraph is online & searchable !


Publications on Habersham County -

These Men Wore Gray - Karen T. Ledford (You might want to turn the volume of your speakers down before opening!)

LDS Microfilms Available

Google's Book Search Engine

S-K Publications - Habersham Families 1850-1900

1850 Census of Habersham Co., GA compiled by Frieda Berry and Patricia Scott; available through the Habersham Co., GA Public Library system

Once Upon A Time: Schools of Habersham County Georgia 1818-1955 by Betty Sisk and Ellene Gowder (Route 1, Box 1202, Clarksville, GA 30523)

Early Genealogical & Historical Records, Habersham County, Georgia, by Herbert B. Kimzey, compiled by Nancy Kimzey Dempsey, Copyright 1988 -Early History, Land Records, Deed books, Early court records, 1820, 1830, 1850 Censuses, Marriage Book A, Early Churches, 1830 & 1850 Censuses of Rabun County

Habersham and White counties cemeteries / compiled by Northeast Georgia Regional Library
Publisher:  [Clarkesville, GA : The Library], c1986 (Submitted by Samie Melton)

The Hills of Habersham by Mary L. Church, Copyright 1962, Revised 1988 -The Cherokee Indians, Early History of Habersham, Old Cemetery, Home of Famous Men, Church history, Cities, Education, Government, Business and Industry

Martin/Grant Family Book

History Of The Georgia Militia, 17831861 (4 vols.) By Gordon B. Smith

Song of the Chattahoochee


Habersham Area Resources

Roadside Georgia - Habersham County

Roadside Georgia - Habersham County - National Register of Historic Places

Faded Footprints of Families and Friends of the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area: This organization is dedicated to, "locating, documenting, and preserving the historical sites and the lives and families of those who over time lived in what is the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area."  The LRWMA encompasses six historic communities dating from the early 1800s: Nancytown, New Switzerland, Ayersville, Currahee, Leatherwood & Mountain Grove.  They have an excellent website, and provide guided walking tours May through September.  Also, check out their text, "Life Along the Middle Broad River"  Many local families first started out in this area, which was taken over by the Forest Service during the 1930's, and your relatives may be mentioned in this worthwhile text.  Although, much of this area is now properly located in Stephens County it was, for a time, an integral part of Habersham County:  http://lrwma.com/index.htm

 U. S. Forest Service: They have information on archeological sites within the Chattahoochee-Oconee forests, including the rules and regulations for searching for, and ownership of artifacts.

Old Pendleton District: Comprising the 3 westernmost counties of South Carolina, this website contains dozens of family databases dedicated towards identifying the descendents of every individual who resided in the area starting from the early 1700s.  Many Habersham families can trace their roots to this area, as it was one of the main routes of immigration into Georgia.

Kindred Trails

Mountain Winds - Habersham County Family Links

Old Clarkesville Mill Website - History of Clarkesville Mill


Georgia Resources

Georgia County Snapshots

Georgia Death Records Online - 1919-1927

Georgia Department of Archives & History

Georgia Archives - Virtual Vault - The Vault contains scanned images of important documents in Georgia's history. Among the most valuable for genealogy researchers are the county maps. The earliest extant map of each Georgia county is now online. The maps show where the original land lots were. 

Georgia Historical Markers

Georgia Vital Records Information

University of Georgia - Graduates & Students prior to 1901 - Information provided for the 100th Anniversary of the University

University of Georgia's Place Names Project

Family Histories Online @ BYU

The Georgia Historical Society

Georgia Genealogical Society

Washington Memorial Library, Macon, GA


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