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United States
Murray County

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


Murray County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Murray County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 3, 1832
County Seat Chatsworth
Murray County Court House Chatsworth, Georgia.jpg
Address Murray County Courthouse
101 N 3rd Avenue
Chatsworth, GA 30705;
Phone: 706.695.2932
Murray County Website

County Information

Murray County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Murray County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate


County Courthouse

Murray County Courthouse
101 N 3rd Avenue
Chatsworth, GA 30705;
Phone: 706.695.2932

Probate Court has birth and divorce records from 1924, marriage records from 1842 and probate records from 1890; Clerk Superior Court has court records from 1834[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
121 N. 3RD Ave.
P.O. Box 1000
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Phone: (706) 695-2932
Fax: (706) 517-9672

Probate Court of Murray County
115 Fort Street
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Phone: (706) 695-3812


Parent County

1832--Murray County was created 3 December 1832 from Cherokee County. County seat: Chatsworth [2]

Boundary Changes

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.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bradley County  • Fannin County  • Gilmer County  • Gordon County  • Polk County  • Whitfield County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Cemeteries of Murray, 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 Murray County cemeteries.


Church Records



Mailing Lists
  • GA-Roots A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Georgia. (Rootsweb)

Land and Property

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 Murray 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.

Murray County Heritage




Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Murray County, Georgia Genealogy 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 Murray County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 22nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A; Company B, 3d Battalion
- 39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies A and B
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Murray County History Committee. 1987. Murray County heritage. Roswell, Ga: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division. (page 116, 154)  975.831 H2m digital version
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Murray County). 1964. Confederate roster and pension roll, 1861-1865, 1920-1938. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. (United States, Georgia, Murray -- Military records -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pensions.) Film 381843
World War I



Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Murray County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


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


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. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Marriage Records
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Voter Records

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Whitfield-Murray Historical Society
P.O. Box 6180
Dalton, GA 30722

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Murray County, Georgia. Page 159 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. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 45. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.