Catoosa County, Georgia Genealogy

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Guide to Catoosa County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Catoosa County, Georgia_(state)
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Founded December 5, 1853
County Seat Ringgold
Address Catoosa County Courthouse
7694 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736-1799
Phone: 706.965.2500
Catoosa County Website

Catoosa County Georgia Courthouse

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Clerk Superior Court has court and divorce records
from 1853 and land records; Probate Court has marriage
and probate records from 1853[1]

Catoosa County Georgia History

Local histories are available for Catoosa 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.

Parent County

1853--Catoosa County was created 5 December 1853 from Walker and Whitfield Counties.
County seat:  Ringgold [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Catoosa County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Catoosa County Georgia Genealogy Resources





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




Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Catoosa County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.


Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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


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).

  Catoosa County Wills 1874-1880 (digital images) .  See Testators Names. Georgia Pioneers 

  Index to Catoosa County Wills 1874-1961 . 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

  • 1858-1910 - Catoosa County Marriage Index 1858-1910. Batch M712371 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Catoosa County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Catoosa County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Catoosa County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Catoosa County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Catoosa County, Georgia. Page 152 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at