Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Carroll County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 11, 1826
County Seat Carrollton
Carroll County Court House; Carrollton, Georgia.jpg
Address Carroll County Courthouse
423 College Street
PO Box 338
Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: 770.830.5801
Carroll County Website

County Information


The County was named for the Charles Carroll of Carrollton people. The County has Carrollton as its seat and the County was created June 9, 1826. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[1]

Carroll County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate


County Courthouse

Carroll County Courthouse
423 College Street
PO Box 338
Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: 770.830.5801

Clerk superior Court has divorce records from 1900, land and court records from 1828; Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1827; County Health Department has birth and death records.[2]

Clerk of Superior Court
323 Newnan St.
P.O. BOX 1620
Carrollton, GA 30117
Telephone: (770) 830-5830
Fax: (770) 214-3584

Deputy Clerk, Probate Court
P.O. Box 1620
Carrollton, GA 30112
Telephone: 770-830-5830
Fax: 770-214-3584


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The county is named after Charles Carroll (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.[3]

Parent County

1826--Carroll County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian Lands.  County seat:  Carrollton [4]

Boundary Changes

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

Variant Spellings

Record Loss


1928. The courthouse at Carrollton burned early 4 February 1928. Very few records were lost thanks to a fire-proof vault.[5]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cleburne County  • Coweta County  • Douglas County  • Fulton County  • Haralson County  • Heard County  • Paulding County  • Randolph County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

  • 1892-1895 - Carroll County Colored Marriage Book A Index 1892-1895. Batch M712364 at FamilySearch - free.

Bible Records


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

The following web site may have additional information on Carroll County cemeteries.


Church Records

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.



Land and Property

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.

  Index to Carroll County Deed Book A 1852-1896 Georgia Pioneers

  Index to Carroll County Deed Book 1858-1863 Georgia Pioneers

  Carroll County Superior Court Index to Deeds 1801-2012 Real Estate Index

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Carroll 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.



  • Military - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy 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 Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy:

  • Holcombe, G. M. 2000. Reminiscences of an Old Man: a collection of articles on Georgia, 40th Regiment Georgia Volunteers. Cullman, Alabama: Cullman County Public Library System Press. (last 5 Page, CoG, 40thReg.) 975.839 H2h
  • Carroll County, Georgia. 1988. Carrollton, Georgia: Carroll County Genealogical Society (Georgia). (page 120) 975.839 H2cc



Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate Records

Online Probate Records

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).

  • 1852-1894 - Index of Carroll Co., GA, Will Book A - 1852 - 1894 at GAGenWeb - free.
  • 1852-1900 Carroll County Wills (digital images) Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1854-1857 - Index to Inventories, Appraisements, Annual Returns 1854-1857 Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1852-1896 - Index to Carroll County Will Book A 1852-1896 Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1896-1922 - Index to Carroll County Will Book B 1896-1922 Georgia Pioneers $
  • 1831-1885 - General Index to Carroll County Annual Returns and Vouchers 1831-1885 Georgia Pioneers $


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

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. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Marriage Records
  • 1827 - 1887 - Carroll County Marriage Books C and D Index 1827-1887. Batch M712361 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1877 - 1887 - Carroll County Marriage Books E and F Index 1877-1887. Batch M712362 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1887 - 1897 - Carroll County Marriage Book G Index 1887-1897. Batch M712363 at FamilySearch - free.
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Voter Records

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Carroll County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 576
Carrollton, Georgia, 30117

Carroll County Historical Society
P.O. Box 1308
Carrollton, Georgia, 30117

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Carroll, Georgia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, ",_Georgia."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carroll County, Georgia. Page 152 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Wikipedia,
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 18-19. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at