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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Butts County, Georgia ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= December 24, 1825
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|county seat= Jackson
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|parent county= [[Henry County, Georgia Genealogy|Henry]], [[Monroe County, Georgia Genealogy|Monroe]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Crawford County, Georgia Genealogy|Crawford]]
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|county2= [[Henry County, Georgia Genealogy|Henry]]
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|county3= [[Jasper County, Georgia Genealogy|Jasper]]
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|county4= [[Lamar County, Georgia Genealogy|Lamar]]
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|county5= [[Newton County, Georgia Genealogy|Newton]]
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|county6= [[Spalding County, Georgia Genealogy|Spalding]]</br><center>[[Butts County, Georgia Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
'''1825'''--Butts County was created 24 December 1825 from [[Henry_County,_Georgia|Henry]] and [[Monroe_County,_Georgia|Monroe ]]Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Jackson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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The County was named for Samuel Butts and is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Butts, Georgia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butts_County,_Georgia." accessed 31 Oct 2018</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{GA Courthouse Intro|Butts}}
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'''Butts County Courthouse'''<br>25 Third Street<br>PO Box 320<br>Jackson, GA 30233-0320<br>Phone: 770-775-8200<br>[http://buttscountyga.com/ Butts County Website]<br><br>
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Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records.<br>
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Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1825.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Butts County, Georgia Record Dates  ===
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{{GA Record Dates Intro|Butts}}
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butts County, Georgia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butts County, Georgia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butts County, Georgia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butts County, Georgia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butts County, Georgia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butts County, Georgia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butts County, Georgia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1825
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1828'''  The unoccupied and unfinished courthouse burned down 1 February, with no records lost.<br>
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'''1864'''  During the American Civil War the courthouse was destroyed on 17 November, but again no records were lost.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 17-18. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{GA Boundary Changes Intro|Butts}}
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*'''1825''' Butts County was created 24 December 1825 from [[Henry County, Georgia Genealogy|Henry]] and [[Monroe County, Georgia Genealogy|Monroe ]]Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Jackson<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{GA Populated Places Intro|Butts}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{GA Historical Timeline Intro|Butts}}
  
*[[Crawford_County,_Georgia|Crawford]]
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== Resources ==
*[[Henry_County,_Georgia|Henry]]
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{{GA Resources Intro|Butts}}
*[[Jasper_County,_Georgia|Jasper]]
 
*[[Lamar_County,_Georgia|Lamar]]
 
*[[Newton_County,_Georgia|Newton]]
 
*[[Spalding_County,_Georgia|Spalding]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{GA Bible Intro|Butts}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{GA Biographies Intro|Butts}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{GA Business Records Intro|Butts}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro|Butts}}
  
==== Land  ====
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%; "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Butts, Georgia''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=400&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20171115095711/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gabutts2/cem/Cemeteries.html GAGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/butts/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/butts.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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==== Maps  ====
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*{{FHL|509827|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Butts%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=400 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Butts&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7834&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=19&stateAbbv=&stateName= Butts County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Georgia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Newspapers  ====
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The following web site may have additional information on Butts County cemeteries.
  
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{GA Census Intro|Butts}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{GA Church Intro|Butts}}
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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'''''Methodist Episcopal'''''<br>
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'''England's Chapel'''
  
== Web Sites ==
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*'''1886-1924''' England's Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church Baptism Index 1886-1924. Batch {{IGI|C712271}} at FamilySearch.
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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'''Jackson Methodist Church'''
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191732&subject_disp=Georgia%2C+Butts&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
  
== References ==
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*'''1846-1885'''  Jackson Methodist Church Baptism Index 1846-1885. Batch {{IGI|C712301}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1846-1895'''  Jackson Methodist Church Marriage Index 1846-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712301}} at FamilySearch.
[[Category:Butts_County,_Georgia]]
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=== Court Records ===
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{{GA Court Intro|Butts}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{GA Directories Intro|Butts}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{GA Emigration Intro|Butts}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{GA Ethnic Groups Intro|Butts}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{GA Funeral Homes Intro|Butts}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{GA Genealogies Intro|Butts}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{GA Guardianship Intro|Butts}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{GA Land Intro|Butts}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{GA Histories Intro|Butts}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{GA Maps Intro|Butts}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
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=== Migration ===
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{{GA Migration Intro|Butts}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{GA Military Intro|Butts}}
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/butts/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (free)
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{{GA Civil War Regiments|Butts}}<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[14th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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:- [[30th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|30th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies A, B and C
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:- [[45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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:- [[53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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*McMichael, Lois. 1988. History of Butts County Georgia, 1825-1976: Revised edition. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press.(page 387-399) {{FHL|item|disp=975.8585 H2m}}
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*Hageness, MariLee Beatty. 1995. Confederate soldiers and their units, Butts County, Georgia. Anniston, Alabama: MLH Research. {{FHL|784410|item|disp=975.8585 M2h}}
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
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*'''1920-1929''' {{RecordSearch|3010041|Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards, 1920-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{GA Naturalization Intro|Butts}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{GA Newspapers Intro|Butts}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{GA Obituaries Intro|Butts}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{GA Other Records Intro|Butts}}
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'''''Voting Records'''''<br>
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*'''1867-1868'''  {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{GA Periodicals Intro|Butts}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{GA Probate Intro|Butts}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1742-1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1742-1992''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1821-1841''' Butts County Wills (digital images and abstracts) See lists of testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybutts.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1826-1841; 1836-1845; 1845-1851;1849-1857''' Index to Wills, Appraisements, Sales, Annual Returns [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybutts.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1826-1948''' [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/gabutts01.htm Butts County Georgia list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills.
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*'''1845-1855''' Butts County Wills and Estates (digital images). See list of testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybutts.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1849-1857''' Butts County Wills and Estates (digital images). See list of testators. [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybutts.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1850-1896''' Index to Will Book A [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybutts.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1852-1855; 1864-1888; 1889-1901; 1896-1901''' Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybutts.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1897-1948''' Index to Will Book B [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybutts.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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=== School Records ===
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{{GA Schools Intro|Butts}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{GA Tax Intro|Butts}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{GA Vital Intro|Butts}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{GA Birth Intro|Butts}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{GA Marriage Intro|Butts}}
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*'''1560-1993'''  [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=georgia%2cga Georgia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index ($)
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*'''1699-1944'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]— index ($)
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*'''1754-1960'''  {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1785-1950'''  {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1787-1962'''  {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1808-1967'''  {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1826-1886'''  Butts County Marriage Index 1826-1886. Batch {{IGI|M712281}} at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1827-1870'''  Butts County Marriages 1827-1870 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybutts.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1828-1978'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1876-1896'''  Butts County Marriage Index 1876-1896 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countybutts.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1882-1895'''  Butts County Marriage Index 1882-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712283}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1887-1895'''  Butts County Marriage Index 1887-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712282}} at FamilySearch.
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==== Death ====
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{{GA Death Intro|Butts}}
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*'''1914-1927'''  {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1919-1998'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1928-1942'''  {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1933-1998'''  {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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==== Divorce ====
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{{GA Divorce Intro|Butts}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{GA Research Facilities Intro|Butts}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{GA Archives Intro|Butts}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{GA Libraries Intro|Butts}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{GA Museums Intro|Butts}}
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== Societies ==
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{{GA Societies Intro|Butts}}
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*'''Butts County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 215<br>Jackson, GA 30233<br>[http://buttscountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]
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== Websites ==
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{{GA Websites Intro|Butts}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/butts-county/ Butts County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20171115095711/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gabutts2/ Butts County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/butts.htm GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Butts/ Butts County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|191732|Georgia|Butts}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{GA Research Guides Intro|Butts}}
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== References ==
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<references />
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{{Georgia|Georgia}}
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[[Category:Butts County, Georgia]][[Category:Georgia (state) Counties]]

Latest revision as of 17:42, 3 December 2018

United States
Georgia
Butts County

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

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County Facts
County seat: Jackson
Organized: December 24, 1825
Parent County(s): Henry, Monroe[1]
Neighboring Counties
Crawford  • Henry  • Jasper  • Lamar  • Newton  • Spalding
See County Maps
Courthouse
Butts County Courthouse GA (South face).JPG
Location Map
Georgia Butts County Map.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for Samuel Butts and is located in the central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Butts County Courthouse
25 Third Street
PO Box 320
Jackson, GA 30233-0320
Phone: 770-775-8200
Butts County Website

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1825.[3]

Butts County, Georgia Record Dates

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
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1826 1825 1826 1830

Record Loss

1828 The unoccupied and unfinished courthouse burned down 1 February, with no records lost.
1864 During the American Civil War the courthouse was destroyed on 17 November, but again no records were lost.[4]

Boundary Changes

  • 1825 Butts County was created 24 December 1825 from Henry and Monroe Counties.
  • County seat: Jackson[5]

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.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Butts County, Georgia:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Butts, 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 Butts County cemeteries.

Census Records

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.

Methodist Episcopal
England's Chapel

  • 1886-1924 England's Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church Baptism Index 1886-1924. Batch C712271 at FamilySearch.

Jackson Methodist Church

  • 1846-1885 Jackson Methodist Church Baptism Index 1846-1885. Batch C712301 at FamilySearch.
  • 1846-1895 Jackson Methodist Church Marriage Index 1846-1895. Batch M712301 at FamilySearch.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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 Butts 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Butts 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 Butts County:

- 6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 14th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 30th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies A, B and C
- 45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company I


  • McMichael, Lois. 1988. History of Butts County Georgia, 1825-1976: Revised edition. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press.(page 387-399) 975.8585 H2m
  • Hageness, MariLee Beatty. 1995. Confederate soldiers and their units, Butts County, Georgia. Anniston, Alabama: MLH Research. 975.8585 M2h


World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Other Records

Voting Records

Periodicals

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).

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

  • Butts County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 215
    Jackson, GA 30233
    Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  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, "Butts, Georgia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butts_County,_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. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 17-18. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.