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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]&nbsp; [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]&nbsp; [[Coffee_County,_Georgia|Coffee County]]'' <br><br>  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Coffee.htm Coffee County Courthouse]<br> 101 So Peterson Avenue<br> Douglas, GA 31533<br> Phone: 912.384.4799 <br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and land recors from 1854 <br>and some military discharge records from 1919; Probate Court<br> has marriage and probate records; County Health Department<br>has birth and death records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coffee County, Georgia. Page 153 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1854'''--Coffee County was created 9 February 1854&nbsp;from Clinch, Irwin, Telfair and Ware Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Douglas <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1854'''--Coffee County was created 9 February 1854&nbsp;from[[Clinch County, Georgia|Clinch,]] [[Irwin County, Georgia|Irwin]], [[Telfair County, Georgia|Telfair and]][[Ware County, Georgia|Ware]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Douglas <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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'''1898 and 1938''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Atkinson County, Georgia|Atkinson]]
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*[[Bacon County, Georgia|Bacon]]
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*[[Ben Hill County, Georgia|Ben Hill]]
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*[[Berrien County, Georgia|Berrien]]
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*[[Irwin County, Georgia|Irwin]]
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*[[Jeff Davis County, Georgia|Jeff Davis]]
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*[[Telfair County, Georgia|Telfair]]
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*[[Ware County, Georgia|Ware]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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:*Ward, Warren P. ''Ward's History of Coffee County: A Story Dealing with the Past and Present of Coffee County, Beginning with the Early Settlers about the Year 1800, Discussing the Creek Indians and the Pioneers, Leading Up to the Creation of Coffee County in 1854, Old Families, Old Schools and Churches, Showing the Conditions During the Civil War and Ending Up with the Spirit of Progress, which is Evident in Better Schools, and a More Intelligent Civilization: Showing that Coffee County in South Georgia is God's Country and a Good Place to Live in the Year 1930..'' Atlanta: Press of Foote &amp; Davies Co., c1930. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22942 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
 
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:*'''1859-60, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Douglas Georgia Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=191790&subject_disp=Georgia%2C+Coffee&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Coffee/ Coffeee County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Revision as of 16:36, 8 October 2012

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

County Courthouse

Coffee County Courthouse
101 So Peterson Avenue
Douglas, GA 31533
Phone: 912.384.4799

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and land recors from 1854
and some military discharge records from 1919; Probate Court
has marriage and probate records; County Health Department
has birth and death records[1]

History

Parent County

1854--Coffee County was created 9 February 1854 fromClinch, Irwin, Telfair andWare Counties.
County seat: Douglas [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1898 and 1938 -- 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

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Douglas

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Ward, Warren P. Ward's History of Coffee County: A Story Dealing with the Past and Present of Coffee County, Beginning with the Early Settlers about the Year 1800, Discussing the Creek Indians and the Pioneers, Leading Up to the Creation of Coffee County in 1854, Old Families, Old Schools and Churches, Showing the Conditions During the Civil War and Ending Up with the Spirit of Progress, which is Evident in Better Schools, and a More Intelligent Civilization: Showing that Coffee County in South Georgia is God's Country and a Good Place to Live in the Year 1930.. Atlanta: Press of Foote & Davies Co., c1930. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Death
  • 1859-60, 1879-80 - Coffee 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), Coffee 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).