Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy

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Guide to Coweta County, Georgia ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Newnan
Organized: December 11, 1826
Parent County(s): Creek Indian lands[1]
Neighboring Counties
Carroll  • Fayette  • Fulton  • Heard  • Meriwether  • Spalding  • Troup
See County Maps
Coweta County, Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Georgia Coweta County Map.png

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Koweta Indians (a sub-group of the Creek people). The County is located in the west central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Coweta County Courthouse
200 Court Square
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770-254-2690
Coweta County Website

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1919, marriage and probate records from 1828.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1828.[3]

Coweta County, Georgia Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1919 1828 1919 1828 1828 1828 1820
*Statewide registration of births and death began in 1919. General compliance for births by 1928 and deaths by 1922.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[5]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1826 Coweta County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian lands.
  • County seat: Newnan[6]

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Unincorporated communities
  • Lynhaven
  • Madras
  • McCollum
  • Newnan Pines
  • Palmetto Pines
  • Peeks Crossing
  • Raymond
  • Roscoe
  • Saint Charles
  • Sargent
  • Sherwood Forest
  • Shoal Creek Forest
  • Smith City
  • Stallings Crossroad
  • Stephens Crossroad
  • Thomas Crossroads
  • Vineyard Crossroads
  • Wedgewood
  • Welcome
Census-designated places

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Coweta, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 5,003
1840 10,364 107.2%
1850 13,635 31.6%
1860 14,703 7.8%
1870 15,875 8.0%
1880 21,109 33.0%
1890 22,354 5.9%
1900 24,980 11.7%
1910 28,800 15.3%
1920 29,047 0.9%
1930 25,127 −13.5%
1940 26,972 7.3%
1950 27,786 3.0%
1960 28,893 4.0%
1970 32,310 11.8%
1980 39,268 21.5%
1990 53,853 37.1%
2000 89,215 65.7%
2010 127,317 42.7%
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.

  • Jones, Mary G. Coweta County Chronicles for One Hundred Years: With an Account of the Indians from Whom the Land was Acquired, and Some Historical Papers Relating to Its Acquisition by Georgia, with Lineage Pages. Atlanta, Ga.: Stein Print. Co., 1928. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Fulton CountyFayette CountySpalding CountyMeriwether CountyTroup CountyHeard CountyCarroll CountyGA COWETA.PNG
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for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Coweta County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Coweta County:

- 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate) , Company A
- 7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company A
- 19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D
- 34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company I
- 41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies D and A
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies D and G
- 55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company K
- 56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies A and I

Spanish-American War

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Records

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Voter Records[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Coweta County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Georgia Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Coweta County. For state-wide library facilities, see Georgia Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Coweta County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Georgia Societies.

Coweta County Genealogical Society
Mailing Address: PO Box 1014
Newnan, GA 30264
Address: 8 Carmichael Street
Newnan, Georgia 30263
Phone: 470-215-1966, or Helen 770-253-9530
Coweta County Genealogical Society
Coweta County Genealogical Society Facebook

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society
Mailing Address: PO Box 1001
Newnan, GA 30264
Address: 74 Jackson Street
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770-251-0207
Newnan-Coweta Historical Society
Newnan-Coweta Historical Society Facebook

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Coweta County, Georgia" in,_Georgia accessed 31 Oct 2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coweta County, Georgia. Page 151-163 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 155-160.
  5. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 24. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Coweta County, Georgia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 7 Febuary 2019.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at