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Cemeteries of Oglethorpe County, Georgia - Third Edition
2005.  By Historic Oglethorpe County.
This 324-page, hard-bound book contains 10,998 tombstone inscriptions and 12,281 names from 447 cemeteries in the county. Includes 14 maps, 13 photographs and is fully indexed. It is revised with corrections and additions and very precise locations of the cemeteries (using a GPS unit).

Price $40.00 postpaid
Oglethorpe County, Georgia Deaths 1874-1938
2006. compiled by Fred W. McRee, Jr.
Extracts of death notices, tributes, memoriams and obituaries from the Oglethorpe Echo newspaper in Lexington, Georgia.  Contains over 3,000 notices in 395 pages plus an 85 page index of all names mentioned.
Price $35.00 plus $5.00 postage and handling
Oglethorpe County, Georgia Abstracts of Wills, 1794-1903  
2002.  Compiled by Fred W. McRee, Jr. 
Contains most text for all wills recorded in Probate Court.  This hardbound book
has 278 pages of abstracts and a 76-page full name index that includes testators, legatees, witnesses, executors and slaves. 

Price $35.00 postpaid
Oglethorpe County, Georgia Marriage Records, 1794-1852
2005. Compiled by Fred W. McRee, Jr.
This 137-page, hard-bound compilation contains 3,318 marriages indexed by bride and groom with book and page number and date of marriage (or license), derived from original, hand-written records.
Price $28.00 postpaid
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Marriage Records 1853-1963
1999. Compiled by Fred W. McRee, Jr.
Contains 12,803 marriages, indexed by bride and groom, with race, age, date of marriage and reference to marriage book and page number. 
468 pages, hardbound.
Price $39.00 postpaid
Oglethorpe County, Georgia Inferior and Ordinary Court Records, 1794-1920, Volume I.
2003. Compiled by Fred W. McRee, Jr.
Consists of 534 pages of transcribed records, including minutes of the court, guardian and administrator's bonds, widow's allowances, various lists, contracts, licenses and hearings. Organized into 29 sections. Plus 60 pages full name index. 
8 1/2 x 11" Hardbound.
Price $39.00 postpaid
Oglethorpe County, Georgia Inferior and Ordinary Court Records, 1794-1920, Volume II.
2005. Compiled by Fred W. McRee, Jr.
This 527-page, hard-bound book transcribes or abstracts numerous types of bound and unbound records. Includes a 52-page index.

Price $40.00 postpaid
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Deed Books A-E 1794-1809
By Michal Martin Farmer.
This is a compilation of microfilmed deed records for Oglethorpe County, Georgia.   Includes metes and bounds, grantors, grantees, adjoining landowners, and witnesses. Contains a 90 page index to all names and many subjects.  517 pages, hardbound.
Price $43.50 postpaid
Oglethorpe County, Georgia  Deed Books F-J 1809-1820
By Michal Martin Farmer.
This is a compilation of microfilmed deed records for Oglethorpe County.  Includes metes and bounds, grantors, grantees, adjoining landowners and witnesses. Contains 79 page index to all names and many subjects. 483 pages, hardbound.
Price $43.50 postpaid
Historic Oglethorpe County: The Early Years in Pictures
2005. Compiled by Historic Oglethorpe County, Hardy Cook editor.
This CD is a selection of about 340 historic photographs of Oglethorpe County gathered from its citizens. The images are presented in three formats, JPG, Powerpoint and Microsoft Word, and are accompanied by descriptive information.
Price $11.50 postpaid
Georgians, Sketches of Some of the First Settlers of Upper Georgia, of the Cherokee, and the Author
By Governor George Rockingham Gilmer
(Originally published in 1855, reprinted in 1989 by Heritage Papers). This revised edition contains several maps and photographs, and an index. In a personal style, it describes persons and conditions of the times in and around Oglethorpe County.  517 pages, hardbound.
Price $40.00 postpaid
The Story of Oglethorpe County
1980. By Lena Smith Wise. Reprinted in 1998.
A general history of the county and contains 42 photographs, three maps, and an index. 100 pages, paperback.
Price $10.00 postpaid
This They Remembered
1965. Compiled by Gussie Reese.
Compilation of Oglethorpe County newspaper (Echo) articles from 1879 to 1906 dealing with four companies sent from Oglethorpe County to serve in the Civil War. 200 pages, hardbound.
Price $30.00 postpaid
A Field Guide to Historic House Types in Oglethorpe County, Georgia
2004.  By Mark Heeb.
This attractive, 42-page, wire-bound booklet provides an overview of folk housing in the county and uses numerous photographs, line drawings and brief text to describe the 13 most common house types.  Applicable throughout Georgia and much of the South.

Price $11.00 postpaid
James Monroe Smith, Georgia Planter Before Death and After
By E. Merton Coulter (1961, reprinted 2002, University of Georgia Press).
This indexed, illustrated, 294-page book chronicles Smith's remarkable accumulation of vast acreage in the county in the late nineteenth century, his role as a unique and influential agri-businessman and the struggle for his immense estate after his death.

Price $42.50 postpaid
Joseph Henry Lumpkin, Georgia's First Chief Justice
By Paul DeForrest Hicks (2002, University of Georgia Press).
This indexed, 183-page biography details the life and work of this Oglethorpe County native who helped shape early Georgia law and co-founded the University of Georgia Law School.

Price $40.00 postpaid
Index to The History of Oglethorpe County
Florrie Smith's three-volume history of the county (out of print) was not indexed.  The index was compiled by Thomas W. Smith and is in three volumes, one for each of the History's three volumes (the main volume and Supplements I and II).  The index to the main volume is 38 pages long and has 12,545 names, the index to Supplement I is 70 pages long and has 19,920 names, and the index to Supplement II is 31 pages long and has 8,780 names.  Paperback.
Price $10.00 ea.
$26.00 if all three ordered together
Map of Oglethorpe County ~ 1894
By Thomas B. Moss.  This 19 x 14 inch reproduction of Moss' 1894 map shows gold mines, schools, roads, and many homeplaces labeled by name.
Price $8.00
Gazetteer for the Map of Oglethorpe County, Georgia 1894
1999. This 8 page index lists all names on Moss' map, by three categories:  Residents, Place Names and Landmarks, and Rivers and Streams.
Price $3.00
Moss Map and Gazetteer
Price $10.00
Meson Academy
An 11 x 14 inch print of an original pen and ink drawing of Meson Academy on heavyweight, textured, cream-colored paper.
Price $7.00
 

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