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Guide to '''Coweta County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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Guide to '''Coweta County, Georgia ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded year = 1826
 
| founded date = December 11
 
| seat = Newnan
 
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| building address = Coweta County Courthouse<br>200 Court Square<br>Newnan, GA 30263<br>Phone: 770.254.2690<br>[http://www.coweta.ga.us/ '''Coweta County Website'''] }}
 
  
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|organized= December 11, 1826
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|county seat= Newnan
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|parent county= Creek Indian lands<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
=== Coweta County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for the Koweta Indians (a sub-group of the Creek people). The County is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Coweta County, Georgia" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coweta_County,_Georgia'' accessed 31 Oct 2018</ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{GA Courthouse Intro|Coweta}}
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'''Coweta County Courthouse'''<br>200 Court Square<br>Newnan, GA 30263<br>Phone: 770-254-2690<br>[http://www.coweta.ga.us/ Coweta County Website]<br><br>
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Probate Court has birth and death records from 1919, marriage and probate records from 1828.<br>
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Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1828.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Coweta County, Georgia Record Dates  ===
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{{GA Record Dates Intro|Coweta}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1919<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1919
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1828<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1828
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1919<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1919
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1827<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1827
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1828<br>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1828
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
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=== Record Loss ===
== County Courthouse  ==
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'''Coweta County Courthouse'''<br>200 Court Square<br>Newnan, GA 30263<br>Phone: 770.254.2690<br>[http://www.coweta.ga.us/ Coweta County Courthouse]<br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1919, marriage and probate records from 1828; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1828.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coweta County, Georgia. Page 154 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br><br>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>72 Greenville Street<br>P.O. Box 943 (30264)<br>Newnan, GA 30263<br>Phone: (770) 254-2690<br>[http://www.coweta.ga.us/Index.aspx?page=199 Coweta County Court Clerk's Webpage]<br><br>
 
'''Probate Court of Coweta County'''<br>200 Court Square Suite 1<br>Newnan, GA  30263<br>Phone: (770) 254-2640<br><br>
 
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1826'''--Coweta County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek&nbsp;Indian Lands.<br>'''County seat:''' Newnan <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
 
 
==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 24. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 24. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{GA Boundary Changes Intro|Coweta}}
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*'''1826''' Coweta County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian lands.
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*'''County seat:''' Newnan<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{GA Populated Places Intro|Coweta}}
  
[[Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy|Carroll County]] {{•}}
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=== History Timeline ===
[[Fayette County, Georgia Genealogy|Fayette County]] {{•}}
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{{GA Historical Timeline Intro|Coweta}}
[[Fulton County, Georgia Genealogy|Fulton County]] {{•}}
 
[[Heard County, Georgia Genealogy|Heard County]] {{•}}
 
[[Meriwether County, Georgia Genealogy|Meriwether County]] {{•}}
 
[[Spalding County, Georgia Genealogy|Spalding County]] {{•}}
 
[[Troup County, Georgia Genealogy|Troup County]]
 
  
<center>{{ GACoweta County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Resources ==
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{{GA Resources Intro|Coweta}}
  
== Genealogy Resources  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{GA Bible Intro|Coweta}}
  
==== Research Guides ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{GA Biographies Intro|Coweta}}
  
==== African Americans  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{GA Business Records Intro|Coweta}}
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
 
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro|Coweta}}
==== Cemeteries ====
 
{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Coweta}}
 
  
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=420&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=420&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160913025330/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gacowet2/ GAGenWeb]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160913025330/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gacowet2/ GAGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/coweta/cemeteries.htm GAGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/coweta/cemeteries.htm GAGenWeb Archives]
 
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/coweta.html Tombstone Project]
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/coweta.html Tombstone Project]  
 
 
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|688685|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|688685|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Coweta%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Coweta%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=420 Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=420 Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Coweta&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Coweta&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7885&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=99&stateAbbv=&stateName= Coweta County Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=7885&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=99&stateAbbv=&stateName= Coweta County Cemeteries]
 
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
 
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{GA Census Intro|Coweta}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{GA Church Intro|Coweta}}
  
==== Church Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{GA Court Intro|Coweta}}
  
{{GA Church Intro}}  
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=== Directories ===
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{{GA Directories Intro|Coweta}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{GA Emigration Intro|Coweta}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{GA Ethnic Groups Intro|Coweta}}
  
==== Land and Property ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{GA Funeral Homes Intro|Coweta}}
  
{{GA Land}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{GA Genealogies Intro|Coweta}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{GA Guardianship Intro|Coweta}}
  
{{GA History}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{GA Land Intro|Coweta}}
  
:*Jones, Mary G. ''Coweta County Chronicles for One Hundred Years: With an Account of the Indians from Whom the Land was Acquired, and Some Historical Papers Relating to Its Acquisition by Georgia, with Lineage Pages.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Stein Print. Co., 1928. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22749 Ancestry] ($).
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{GA Histories Intro|Coweta}}
  
==== Maps ====
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*Jones, Mary G. ''Coweta County Chronicles for One Hundred Years: With an Account of the Indians from Whom the Land was Acquired, and Some Historical Papers Relating to Its Acquisition by Georgia, with Lineage Pages.'' Atlanta, Ga.: Stein Print. Co., 1928. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22749 Ancestry] ($).
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{GA Maps Intro|Coweta}}
  
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
==== Military ====
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=== Migration ===
*Georgia Military - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/coweta/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
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{{GA Migration Intro|Coweta}}
  
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=== Military Records ===
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{{GA Military Intro|Coweta}}
  
'''Online Records'''
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/coweta/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
  
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'''''Civil War '''''<br>
:- [[1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate)]] , Company A
 
:- [[7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company A
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company D
 
:- [[34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company D
 
:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company I
 
:- [[41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies D and A
 
:- [[53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies D and G
 
:- [[55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company K
 
:- [[56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies A and I
 
:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/coweta/military.htm USGenWeb] Archives Project
 
  
*Anderson, W. U. 1977. A history of Coweta County from 1825 to 1880. Newnan, Georgia: Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. (page 34-40) {{FHL|103278|item|disp=975.8423 H2a also Film 6003707} [https://archive.org/details/historyofcowetac00ande INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
=====World War I=====
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{{GA Civil War Regiments|Coweta}}<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate)]] , Company A
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:- [[7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company A
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:- [[19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company D
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:- [[34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company D
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:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company I
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:- [[41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies D and A
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:- [[53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies D and G
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:- [[55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Company K
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:- [[56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] , Companies A and I
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*Anderson, W. U. 1977. A history of Coweta County from 1825 to 1880. Newnan, Georgia: Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. (page 34-40) {{FHL|103278|item|disp=975.8423 H2a also Film 6003707}} [https://archive.org/details/historyofcowetac00ande Internet Archive]
  
*'''1920-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|3010041|Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards, 1920-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
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*'''1920-1929''' {{RecordSearch|3010041|Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards, 1920-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{GA Naturalization Intro|Coweta}}
  
'''Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts'''
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{GA Newspapers Intro|Coweta}}
  
{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Coweta}}  
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{GA Obituaries Intro|Coweta}}
  
==== Occupations  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{GA Other Records Intro|Coweta}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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'''''Voting Records '''''<br>
'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1867-1868''' {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
*'''1742–1992''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== Periodicals ===
*'''1742–1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] - index and images
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{{GA Periodicals Intro|Coweta}}
  
{{GA Probate Intro}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{GA Probate Intro|Coweta}}
  
*'''1827-1847, 1849-1885, 1885-1910''' - Wills 1827-1847; 1849-1885; 1885-1910 (abstracts)[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycoweta.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''1828-1848''' - Index to Will Bk A 1828-1848 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycoweta.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*'''1848-1892''' - Index to Will Bk B 1848-1892 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycoweta.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
*'''1837-1843''' - Index to Annual Returns Bk B 1837-1843 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycoweta.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
 
  
==== Taxation ====
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*'''1742-1990''' {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1742-1992'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1827-1847, 1849-1885, 1885-1910'''  Wills 1827-1847; 1849-1885; 1885-1910 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycoweta.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1828-1848'''  Index to Will Bk A 1828-1848 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycoweta.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1837-1843'''  Index to Annual Returns Bk B 1837-1843 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycoweta.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1848-1892''' Index to Will Bk B 1848-1892 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycoweta.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
{{GA Tax Intro}}  
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=== School Records ===
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{{GA Schools Intro|Coweta}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{GA Tax Intro|Coweta}}
  
{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{GA Vital Intro|Coweta}}
  
===== Birth =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{GA Birth Intro|Coweta}}
  
===== Marriage Records =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{GA Marriage Intro|Coweta}}
  
*'''1560 - 1993''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=georgia%2cga Georgia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1560-1993''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=georgia%2cga Georgia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index ($)
*'''1699 - 1944''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]— index $
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*'''1699-1944''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
*'''1754 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1754-1960''' {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1785 - 1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1785-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1787 - 1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1787-1962''' {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1808 - 1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*'''1808-1967''' {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''1828 - 1978''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1827-1849; 1885-1886'''  [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycoweta.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
*'''1827 - 1849; 1885-1886''' - [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countycoweta.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
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*'''1827-1871'''  Coweta County Marriage Index 1827-1871. Batch {{IGI|M712601}} at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1828-1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1852-1872'''  Coweta County Marriage Index 1852-1872. Batch {{IGI|M712602}} at FamilySearch
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*'''1872-1878'''  Coweta County Marriage Index 1872-1878. Batch {{IGI|M712603}} at FamilySearch
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*'''1873-1884''' Coweta County Marriage Index 1873-1884. Batch {{IGI|M712604}} at FamilySearch
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*'''1884-1895'''  Coweta County Marriage Index 1884-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712605}} at FamilySearch
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*'''1888-1895'''  Coweta County Marriage Index 1888-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712606}} at FamilySearch
  
*'''1827 - 1871''' - Coweta County Marriage Index 1827-1871. Batch {{IGI|M712601}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiaad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf]].</ref>
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==== Death ====
*'''1852 - 1872''' - Coweta County Marriage Index 1852-1872. Batch {{IGI|M712602}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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{{GA Death Intro|Coweta}}
*'''1872 - 1878''' - Coweta County Marriage Index 1872-1878. Batch {{IGI|M712603}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1873 - 1884''' - Coweta County Marriage Index 1873-1884. Batch {{IGI|M712604}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1884 - 1895''' - Coweta County Marriage Index 1884-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712605}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1888 - 1895''' - Coweta County Marriage Index 1888-1895. Batch {{IGI|M712606}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
  
===== Death Records =====
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*'''1914-1927'''  {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1919-1998'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1928-1942'''  {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1933-1998'''  {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
  
*'''1859-60, 1879-80''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] $
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==== Divorce ====
*'''1914 - 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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{{GA Divorce Intro|Coweta}}
*'''1919 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1928 - 1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 
*'''1933 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
  
===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{GA Research Facilities Intro|Coweta}}
  
==== Voter Records====
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=== Archives ===
*'''1867-1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2739725|Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{GA Archives Intro|Coweta}}
  
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{GA Libraries Intro|Coweta}}
  
[http://www.ccgsinc.org/ Coweta County Genealogical Society]<br>
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=== Museums ===
P.O. Box 1014<br>
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{{GA Museums Intro|Coweta}}
Newnan 30264
 
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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== Societies ==
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{GA Societies Intro|Coweta}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''Coweta County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1014<br>Newnan, GA 30264<br>[http://www.ccgsinc.org/ Website]
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{GA Websites Intro|Coweta}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/coweta-county/ Coweta County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/coweta-county/ Coweta County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160913025330/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gacowet2/ USGenWeb Coweta County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160913025330/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gacowet2/ USGenWeb Coweta County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Coweta|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Coweta/ Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Coweta/ Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
 
*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
 
*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|191811|Georgia|Coweta}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{GA Research Guides Intro|Coweta}}
  
== References ==
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Revision as of 17:53, 15 November 2018

United States
Georgia
Coweta County

Guide to Coweta County, Georgia ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Newnan
Organized: December 11, 1826
Parent County(s): Creek Indian lands[1]
Neighboring Counties
Carroll  • Fayette  • Fulton  • Heard  • Meriwether  • Spalding  • Troup
See County Maps
Courthouse
Coweta County, Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Georgia Coweta County Map.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for the Koweta Indians (a sub-group of the Creek people). The County is located in the west central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Coweta County Courthouse
200 Court Square
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770-254-2690
Coweta County Website

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1919, marriage and probate records from 1828.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1828.[3]

Coweta County, Georgia Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1919 1828 1919 1827 1828 1830

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[4]

Boundary Changes

  • 1826 Coweta County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian lands.
  • County seat: Newnan[5]

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Coweta County, Georgia:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Coweta, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Coweta County cemeteries.

Census Records

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.

  • Jones, Mary G. Coweta County Chronicles for One Hundred Years: With an Account of the Indians from Whom the Land was Acquired, and Some Historical Papers Relating to Its Acquisition by Georgia, with Lineage Pages. Atlanta, Ga.: Stein Print. Co., 1928. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Coweta County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Coweta County:

- 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate) , Company A
- 7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company A
- 19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D
- 34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company I
- 41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies D and A
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies D and G
- 55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company K
- 56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies A and I



World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Other Records

Voting Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

  • Coweta County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 1014
    Newnan, GA 30264
    Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Coweta County, Georgia" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coweta_County,_Georgia accessed 31 Oct 2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 24. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.