Haralson County, Georgia Genealogy

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


Haralson County, Georgia_(State)
Map of Georgia_(State) highlighting Haralson County
Location in the state of Georgia_(State)
Founded January 26, 1856
County Seat Buchanan
Address Haralson County Courthouse
PO Box 489
Buchanan, GA 30113-0488
Phone: 770.646.2002
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County Information

Haralson County, Georgia Record Dates

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



County Courthouse

Haralson County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

Haralson County Courthouse
PO Box 489
Buchanan, GA 30113-0488
Phone: 770.646.2002

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, and probate records. Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 849
4485 GA Hwy. 120
Buchanan, GA 30113
Telephone: (770) 646-2005
Fax: (770) 646-8827

Probate Court of Haralson County
P.O. Box 620
Buchanan, GA 30113
Telephone: 770-646-2008
Fax: 770-646-3419


Parent County

1856--Haralson County was created 26 January 1856 from Carroll andPolk Counties.
County seat: Buchanan[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 MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

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


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Carroll  • Cleburne County  • Paulding County  • Polk County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Cemeteries of Haralson, 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 Haralson 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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Buchanan



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 Haralson 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.




Civil War

Online Records

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

- 1st Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate) , Company H
- 35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies G and K
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

  • Newman, Lois Owens. 1994. Haralson County, Georgia: a history. Carrollton, Ga: Carroll County Genealogical Society. (page 49-134; 135-148) 975.838 H2n



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

  • 1865-1920s - Haralson County, Georgia Index of Will Books A1 and A2 at GAGenWeb - free.
  • 1865-1900 - Wills 1865-1900 (digital images) . See list of testators. Georgia Pioneers
  • 1865-1919 - Index to Will Book A 1865-1919 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1884-1937 - Index to Appraisals and Sale Bills, 1884-1937 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1865-1884 - Index to Estates, Appraisals, Sale Bills, Annual Returns, 1865-1884 Georgia Pioneers ($)


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 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
  • 1865 - 1903 - Haralson County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1865-1903. Batch M713021 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

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), Haralson County, Georgia. Page 156 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), 36-37. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.