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[http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/ Clayton County Courthouse]<br> 9151 Tara Blvd<br> Jonesboro, GA 30236-3694<br> Phone: 770.477.4565 <br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records; <br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and land records from 1859<br>and court records from 1964<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clayton County, Georgia. Page 153 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Clayton County.
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*August 20, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga021.htm Lovejoy's Station]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga021.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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*August 31-September 1, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga022.htm Jonesborough]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga022.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/GAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Georgia.
  
 
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Revision as of 16:35, 8 October 2012

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County Courthouse

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Clayton County Courthouse
9151 Tara Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236-3694
Phone: 770.477.4565

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and land records from 1859
and court records from 1964[1]

History

Parent County

1858--Clayton County was created 30 November 1858 fromFayette and Henry Counties.  County seat:  Jonesboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Clayton County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.

Newspapers

Probate 

  • Wills (digital images) 1857-1865 (see names of testators) Georgia Pioneers
  • Index to Clayton County Inventories, Vouchers, Sales 1857-1897; 1898-1957 Georgia Pioneers ($)

Taxation

Vital Records 

Marriages

Index to Clayton County Marriages 1859-1870 Georgia Pioneers ($)

Death
  • 1869-70, 1879-80 - Clayton County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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