Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Chattooga County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Chattooga County
Location in the state of [[Georgia]]
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Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 28, 1838
County Seat Summerville
Address Chattooga County Courthouse
PO Box 211
Summerville, GA 30747-0211
Phone: 706.857.0700
Chattooga County Website
[[Category:Georgia Counties]]

Chattooga County Georgia Courthouse

Clerk Court has divorce records from early 1900’s
and court records;  Clerk Office has birth, marriage
death, burial and probate records[1]

Chattooga County Georgia History

Local histories are available for Chattooga 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.

1838--Chattooga County was formed from parts of Floyd and Walker Counties. The county seat is Summerville.

Parent County

1838--Chattooga County was created 28 December 1838 fromFloyd and Walker Counties.
County seat: Summerville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Chattooga County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy Resources



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.


Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville

  • 1853-1885 - Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville, Baptism Index 1853-1885. Batch C712461 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1853-1895 - Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville, Marriage Index 1853-1895. Batch M712461 at FamilySearch - free.[3]



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




Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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

  Index to Wills 1856-1924 Georgia Pioneers ($).

  Index to Inventories and Appraisements 1867-1868 Georgia Pioneers ($).

  Index to Annual Returns, Inventories, Appraisements, ouchers, 1851-1859 Georgia Pioneers ($).

  Wills 1856-1880 (digital images) 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


Marriage records can be found as far back as 1836.  Those prior to 1838 were probably recorded by ministers who recorded them after the fact.

  • 1849-50, 1869-70 - Chattooga County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Chattooga County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chattooga County, Georgia. Page 153 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at