Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Coweta County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Coweta County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 11, 1826
County Seat Newnan
Coweta County, Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Address Coweta County Courthouse
200 Court Square
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770.254.2690
Coweta County Website

County Information

Coweta County, Georgia Record Dates

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

County Courthouse

Coweta County Courthouse
200 Court Square
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770.254.2690
Coweta County Courthouse

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.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
72 Greenville Street
P.O. Box 943 (30264)
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: (770) 254-2690
Coweta County Court Clerk's Webpage

Probate Court of Coweta County
200 Court Square Suite 1
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: (770) 254-2640


Parent County

1826--Coweta County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian Lands.
County seat: Newnan [2]

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Carroll County  • Fayette County  • Fulton County  • Heard County  • Meriwether County  • Spalding County  • Troup County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Cemeteries of Coweta, 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 Coweta 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.

Local Histories

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 ($).



  • Georgia Military - USGenWeb Archives Project
Civil War

Online Records

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

- 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
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Anderson, W. U. 1977. A history of Coweta County from 1825 to 1880. Newnan, Georgia: Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. (page 34-40) {{FHL|103278|item|disp=975.8423 H2a also Film 6003707} INTERNET ARCHIVE
World War I



Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Coweta 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).


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 - 1871 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1827-1871. Batch M712601 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1852 - 1872 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1852-1872. Batch M712602 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1872 - 1878 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1872-1878. Batch M712603 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1873 - 1884 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1873-1884. Batch M712604 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1884 - 1895 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1884-1895. Batch M712605 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1888 - 1895 - Coweta County Marriage Index 1888-1895. Batch M712606 at FamilySearch - free.
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Voter Records

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Coweta County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1014
Newnan 30264

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coweta County, Georgia. Page 154 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 24. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at