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Lorrie Parham Burns, County Coordinator
Kemis Massey, Regional Assistant
Linda Blum-Barton, State Coordinator

Hi, my name is  Lorrie Parham Burns
    I do not live in Lamar County and can not do physical research there. However, I'm sure there are some kind researchers who do live in or near Lamar County who might be willing to help out. All you can do is ask. I will share anything I find to help make your research easier.

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     Lamar County, Georgia was created in 1920 from the western portion of Monroe County and the eastern portion of Pike County.  The county seat is Barnesville. 
     L Q C LamarThe town of Barnesville, named in honor of Gideon Barnes who settled in the southeastern portion of Pike County in 1826, was the largest town in Pike County. There had been the desire among the residents for a number of years to form a new county because of the distances to Zebulon, the county seat of Pike County, and to Forsyth, the county seat of Monroe County.  In 1920, therefore, the residents petitioned the Georgia Legislature for a new county. Lamar was chosen for the county name in honor of one of Georgia's distinguished sons, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar.
     Gideon Barnes, the founder of Barnesville, was born December 2, 1791 in Southampton County, Virginia. He initially settled in Jones County, Georgia where he married Miss Sarah Crawford Raiford. In 1826 he moved to Pike County and built a house at the intersection of two Indian trails. What began as a trading business, grew into a stage coach line to Columbus, a tavern, and eventually a hotel. Meanwhile a village grew up around his property and began to be called Barnesville. Gideon's first wife, Miss Sarah, died in 1861 and was buried in an old cemetery near the Methodist Church. Gideon died in Barnesville, May 10, 1871.  He and his second wife, Huldah Ann Barnes, are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery.
     Because Lamar County was organized after the 1920 census was taken, the 1930 Census was the first one conducted in Lamar County.  Monroe and Pike County census reports from 1830 to 1920 should be checked for information about early residents of what would become Lamar County.
Barnesville and other Lamar County sites in the National Register of Historic Places
More information about Lamar County, including the history of the courthouse
1915 map showing future location of Lamar County in relation to Pike, Monroe, and Spalding Counties
Facts about Lamar County (Georgia Department of Community Affairs)

African American Research Archives
Archives Records Submission Forms
Barnesville Buggies Barnesville & Griffin City Directory, 1882-1883 Barnesville Herald-Gazette
Barnesville-Lamar Historical Society Births Burials
Old Soldiers Cemetery, Barnesville Cemeteries Tombstone Transcription Project
Political Graveyard -- cemeteries and memorial sites of politicians in Lamar County Census Records Monroe County Census Records -- In 1920 Lamar was formed from Pike & Monroe Counties
Pike County Census Records Central Georgia Genealogical Society  
Churches Church Records (Archives) Barnesville Churches
Historic Markers I
Historic Markers II

Georgia Place Names:  Lamar County - Website identifying over 10,000 Georgia place names with links to historical maps showing their location

Historical Maps of Lamar County
Georgia Department of Archives and History Virtual Vault  Land Records 1827 Georgia Land Lottery
Family Group Sheets (Lamar)
Georgia Family Group Sheets
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Lookups Message Boards: Bible records, biographies, deeds, obituaries, pensions, queries, surnames
Marriages Lamar County's Fallen Heroes Military Records
Newspaper Abstracts Newspaper Articles National Register of Historic Places
Obituaries Old Jail Museum and Archives Photo Album
Researcher's home pages Queries, 1996-1998 Surnames
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Unidentified photographs Vanishing Georgia -- Georgia's Virtual Library: Search for "Lamar County" Wills

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  Archaic Medical Terms, Occupations, etc.
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Census Records
Census Online -- Links to Georgia Census Records by Mark E. Reed
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Georgia Census Finder - this site is great!

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Land Records & Land Lotteries
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Land Ownership Maps in the Library of Congress
National Register of Historic Places

  Libraries, Archives, & Historical Societies
Central Georgia Genealogical Society
The Genealogical Society of Henry and Clayton Counties
Georgia Department of Archives and History
Georgia Genealogical Society
Gwinnett Public Library Genealogical Resources
Washington Memorial Library (Macon)

Maps & Gazetteers
Georgia Maps -- University of Texas Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
U. S. Gazetteer -- search for place names
USGS Search Form
Georgia Place Names

Georgia Newspaper Contacts
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Web Sites
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
DAR Patriot Lookup Service -- Do you think you have a Revolutionary patriot (male or female) in your family tree?  The DAR will search their database of proven Revolutionary patriots free of charge.
Family Search - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Internet Genealogy Service
Genealogy:  Georgia - Everton Publishers
Georgia Vital Records
Passenger Lists - Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

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