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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaahs/ Athens Historical Society]     
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaahs/ Athens Historical Society]     
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~gacogs/ Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~gacogs/ Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society]  
*Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room
*Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room  
*Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Univ. of Georgia Libraries
*[http://www.libs.uga.edu/scl/ Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Univ. of Georgia Libraries]
*University of Georgia Main Library
*[http://libs,uga.edu University of Georgia Main Library]
*[http://libs.uga.edu/maproom/index.html University of Georgia Map Library]
*[http://libs.uga.edu/govdocs/index.html University of Georgia, Government Documents Collection]
==== Family History Centers  ====
==== Family History Centers  ====

Revision as of 19:25, 9 October 2012

United States  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Clarke County

County Courthouse

Clarke County Courthouse
325 E Washington Street Rm 200;
PO Box 1868
Athens, GA 30601
Phone: 706.613.3031

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land and court records
from 1801 and military records from 1922; County Health
Department has birth and dieath records from 1919;
Probate Court had marriage and probate records from 1801[1]


Parent County

1801--Clarke County was created 5 December 1801 from Jackson County. County seat:  Athens [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






  Index to Deed Boo A 1802-1804 Georgia Pioneers ($).

Local Histories

  • History of Athens and Clarke County. Athens, Ga.?: H.J. Rowe, 1923. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Hull, Augustus Longstreet. Annals of Athens, Georgia, 1801-1901. Athens, Ga.?: Banner Job Office, 1906, c1907. Digital version at Ancestry ($).



  Marriages 1807 to 1820;   Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers ($).



  • Athens Historic Newspaper Archives - Digital Library of Georgia contains full-text issues of 5 historic Athens newspapers.  Titles include Athenian (1827-1832), Southern Banner (1832-1882), Southern Watchman (1855-1882),Daily/Weekly Banner-Watchman (1882-1889), Daily/Weekly Athens Banner (1889-1922).  Search or Browse available. Viewing papers requires download of free DjVu Browser Plug-in.


  Wills 1842-1859 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($).

  Wills (1803-1842) (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers ($).

  Index to Will Bk C 1803-1822 Georgia Pioneers ($).

  Index to Will Bk C 1822-1842 Georgia Pioneers ($).

  Index to Will Bk D 1859-1885 Georgia Pioneers ($).

  Index to Will Bk E 1885-1911 Georgia Pioneers ($).

  Index to Mixed Estates 1799-1819 Georgia Pioneers ($).

  Index to Unbound Estates 1797-1949 Georgia Pioneers ($).

  Index to Mixed Estate 1799-1830 Georgia Pioneers ($).


  1802, 1805, 1810 Tax Digest (digital) Georgia Pioneers ($).

Vital Records

  • 1849-50, 1879-80 - Clarke County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clarke 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).