Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy

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

County Courthouse


Cobb County Courthouse
100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone 770.528.3300

Probate Court has marriage, death and probate reocrds 1865;
Clerk Superopr Court has land and divorce records; Magistrate
Court has court records


Parent County

1832--Cobb County was created 3 December 1832 from Cherokee County.  County seat:  Marietta [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



The Marietta National Cemetery  is the gravesite for 10,172 officers and soldiers who died in defense of the Union 1861 to 1865. This site has the photos of headstones at the graves.

  • Marietta, Georgia, Marietta National Cemetery, 1866-2010. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

BillionGraves: Google map, photos, transcritptions of each cemetery.

        Mars Hill Presbyterian Church Registry, Acworth, Georgia, 1837-1874 Georgia Pioneers ($)



The Brantley Association of America Project has digitized and indexed many records from the Cobb County Courthouse including:

  • Marriage Records, 1865 - 1937
  • Homestead Book, 1866 - 1928
  • Estate Records, 1866 - 1900
  • Wills, 1866 - 1918
  • Minute Books, 1865 - 1901
  • Minute Book A, 1865-1871 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • Confederate Pensions, 1891 - 1920


Local Histories



  1865-1886 (from newspapers) Georgia Pioneers ($)

  1865-1937 Index to Groom Names  Georgia Pioneers ($)


Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Cobb County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.

World War II Military Registrants Georgia Pioneers ($)


  Divorces 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers ($)


  Wills 1857-1904 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)

  Estates, folder collection at Cobb County Court House,  1865-1925 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)

  Estates, Miscellaneous in the Inferior Court 1865-1873 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers ($)


Vital Records

  • 1859-60, 1869-70 - Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  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)