Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Cherokee County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 26, 1831
County Seat Canton
Address Cherokee County Courthouse
90 N Street
Canton, GA 30114-2794
Phone: 770.479.1953
Cherokee County Website

Cherokee County Georgia Courthouse


Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records
from 1833; Probate Court has birt, marriage, death, burial 
and probate records[1]

Cherokee County Georgia History

Parent County

1831--Cherokee County was created 26 December 1831 from Cherokee Lands. County seat:  Canton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865 and 1928 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Cherokee County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cherokee County Georgia Genealogy Resources





Local Histories



  Cherokee County Soldiers in the Mexican War Georgia Pioneers ($).

Index to Georgia's Confederate Pension Supplements. compiled by Ted O. Brook and Linda Woodward Geiger  1999. 210 pages


  Legal Advertising 1868-1873 Georgia Pioneers ($).

  Divorces 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers ($).Georgia Pioneers ($).

Annotated Obituaries from the Cherokee Advance, Canton, Georgia, 1880-1938. by John Carver
2003.  Over 600 pages.


  Wills, Administrator's Bonds, Guardianships (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($).

  Index to Cherokee county Will Bk B 1848-1866 Georgia Pioneers ($).

  Index to Cherokee County Inventories, Appraisements, Vouchers, Sales, Annual Returns 1848-1852 Georgia Pioneers ($).

Abstracts of Cherokee County, Georgia, Wills and Bonds, 1847-1921. by John Carver 2005. Over 350 pages.


Vital Records

  • 1841-1870 - Cherokee County Marriage Book D Index 1841-1870. Batch M712471 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1841-1910 - Cherokee County Marriages 1841-1910. compiled by John Carver 2002.  Groom & Bride lists. 320 pages
  • 1870-1884 - Cherokee County Marriage Book E Index 1870-1884. Batch M712472 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1884-1895 - Cherokee County Marriage Books F and G Index 1884-1895. Batch M712473 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Cherokee County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Cherokee County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Cherokee County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee 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 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at