Oglethorpe County Maps and Places

Historical Maps

Some of the maps below are more detailed than others.  The two 1865 maps are especially helpful in locating rivers and streams.  The 1894 map contains the names of hundreds of county residents, and is indexed by militia district (see below).
1822 1823 1830 1834
1839 1846 1855 1863
1864 1865a 1865b 1874
1883 1885a 1885b 1894
1895 1899 1904 1910
1915 1952 1955 1970a
1970b 1999 2001a 2001b
Map of Oglethorpe County
Georgia Militia Districts
1894 Map Index
The 1894 map, drawn by Thomas B. Moss, is especially detailed.  It shows the location of hundreds of residents and homeplaces, as well as rivers, creeks,
churches, schools and other landmarks.  The index is divided into three sections; Residents, Rivers& Creeks, and Landmarks.  The map shows the boundaries of the Georgia Militia Districts, and the index refers to the number of the district where the name or landmark can be found.  For further help in locating the militia districts, refer to the separate map of Georgia Militia Districts above.

Current County Maps

911 Locator Map
The 911 Locator Map, dated 1997, is the most recent current map of the county.  It measures 17" x 22" and is printed on a 22" x 27.5" sheet of paper. This map is extremely detailed, showing all roads plus many streams and cemeteries.   And index to the map is also available.  Cost:  $3.00 plus $3.75 shipping.

Orders can be mailed to:

Oglethorpe County Board of Commissioners
P.O. Box 261
Lexington, GA 30648-0261

1995 GDOT County Map

This is most recent highway map of Oglethorpe County published
by the Georgia Department of Transportation.  Very detailed, showing
many cemeteries and landmarks.  This map is online in PDF format;
to view it, you will need Abode Reader, which can be
downloaded for free at www.addobe.com

1995 GDOT
Highway Map


Populated Places in Oglethorpe County
at the USGS GNIS website
Click on the community name for details, then click on
"Show Feature Location" to see the location on a map

More info on Oglethorpe County
Towns & Communities


Historic Sites in Oglethorpe County

Watson Mill Bridge State Park
On the South Fork of the Broad River,
it is the longest covered bridge in Georgia

Shaking Rock Park
20 ton rock that can be shaken by hand.  Also an active beaver pond.
Smithonia Historic District
Includes part of the James Monroe Smith Plantation.  It once contained over
20,000 acres with its own railroad, hotels, businesses and thousands of laborers.
Clouds Creek Baptist Church
Founded in 1788 by some of the county's earliest settlers. 
The current church was built in 1909.
Oglethorpe County Courthouse
Built in 1887
Lexington Historical District
Consists of most of the city of Lexington. A beautiful 19th century
county seat town, with buildings on the National Historic Register
Philomath National Historic Register District
A representative 19th century academic community.  Contains part of the
Bartram trail, and also the Great Buffalo Lick as described by Bartram.
More details on historic sites
in Oglethorpe County
The places below are NOT in Oglethorpe County
Camp Oglethorpe
was a POW Camp in Macon, Bibb County, GA
Fort Oglethorpe
is a city located in
Catoosa County, GA
City of Oglethorpe
is the county seat of
Macon County, GA


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