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<h2> County Courthouse  </h2>
 
<p><img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/c/c3/Wilkes_County_Georgia_Courthouse.jpg" _fck_mw_filename="Wilkes County Georgia Courthouse.jpg" _fck_mw_location="right" _fck_mw_width="200" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" style="width: 200;" />
 
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<h2> History  </h2>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/local_history.htm">An Overview of Local History by Robert Willingham</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Parent County  </h4>
 
<p><b>1777</b>-Wilkes County was created 5 February 1777&#160;from Creek and Cherokee Indian Lands as an original county.<br><b>County seat:</b>&#160;Washington <span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</span>
 
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<h4> Boundary Changes  </h4>
 
<h4> Record Loss  </h4>
 
<p><img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/5/50/Old_wilkes_county_courthouse.jpg" _fck_mw_filename="Old wilkes county courthouse.jpg" _fck_mw_width="200" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" style="width: 200;" />
 
</p><p><b>1958</b> -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
 
</p><p>For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
 
</p>
 
<ul><li><a _fcknotitle="true" href="Burned Counties Research">Burned Counties Research</a> <br>
 
</li><li><a href="http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424">http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h2> Places/Localities  </h2>
 
<h4> Populated Places  </h4>
 
<h4> Neighboring Counties  </h4>
 
<ul><li><a href="Elbert County, Georgia">Elbert</a>
 
</li><li><a href="Lincoln County, Georgia">Lincoln</a>
 
</li><li><a href="McDuffie County, Georgia">McDuffie</a>
 
</li><li><a href="Oglethorpe County, Georgia">Oglethorpe</a>
 
</li><li><a href="Taliaferro County, Georgia">Taliaferro</a>
 
</li><li><a href="Warren County, Georgia">Warren</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h2> Resources  </h2>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/resources.htm">Wilkes County Resources for Local Research</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Cemeteries  </h4>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/cemeteries.htm">Wilkes County Cemeteries</a> Complete List of all Cemeteries within Wilkes County, GA
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Church  </h4>
 
<dl><dd><ul><li><b>1805</b> - Members of Sardis Church Members in 1805 at <a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html">Georgia Pioneers</a> ($).<br>
 
</li></ul>
 
</dd></dl>
 
<h4> Court  </h4>
 
<h4> Family Histories  </h4>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/FGS.htm">Wilkes County Family Group Sheets</a> Individual Family Group Sheets submitted by individual researchers and volunteers.
 
</li><li>Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County at <a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html">Georgia Pioneers</a> ($).
 
</li><li><b>[Cheatham]</b> Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia," in <i>The Virginia Genealogist,</i> Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):163-173; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):273-279; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):38-43; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):102-112; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):209-216; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):293-297; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):32-40; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):123-127; Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):179-185; Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):262-265; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986):17-23; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):99-104. Digital version at <a href="http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&amp;Da=285">American Ancestors</a> ($). <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 30 (1986)}}</span>.
 
</li><li><b>[Darricott]</b> Bell, John C. "Bickleys of the Pamunkey River Watershed of Virginia in the 18th Century," <i>The Virginia Genealogist,</i> Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):32-49; Vol. 27, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1983):90-104; Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):179-189; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):259-264; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):19-32; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):88-98; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):169-186; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):261-274. Digital version at <a href="http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&amp;Da=285">American Ancestors</a> ($). <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 28 (1984)}}</span>.
 
</li><li><b>[Huskey]</b> Reagan, Donald B. <i>Smoky Mountain Clans.</i> 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|185808|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978}}</span>. [The Huskey family is discussed in Vol. 1.]
 
</li><li><b>[Jackson]</b> Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. "The Jacksons of Lower Virginia," <i>The Virginia Genealogist,</i> Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):163-169; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):288-295; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):11-18; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1987):101-111; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1987):195-204; Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):269-278; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):49-57; Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):119-130; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):185-192; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):259-263; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):34-44; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):135-143; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):204-207; Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1989):295-304. Digital version at <a href="http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&amp;Da=285">American Ancestors</a> ($). <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 30 (1986)-v. 33 (1989)}}</span>.
 
</li><li><b>[Pope]</b> Johnston, F. Claiborne. "The Tangled Trail of Two John Popes: Colonel John Pope of Amherst County and John Pope of Prince William County and Wilkes County, Georgia," <i>Magazine of Virginia Genealogy</i>, Vol. 50, No. 1 (Feb. 2012):45-64.
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Land  </h4>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/rev_land_lottery.htm">Wilkes County Revolutionary Land Grants</a> Authentic List of All Land Lottery Grants made to Veterans of the Revolutionary War By the State of Georgia
 
</li><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1803.htm">Wilkes County 1803 Land Lottery</a> Complete list of the 1803 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
 
</li><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1806.htm">Wilkes County 1806 Land Lottery</a> Complete list of the 1806 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
 
</li><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1819.htm">Wilkes County 1819 Land Lottery</a> Complete list of the 1819 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
 
</li><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1821.htm">Wilkes County 1821 Land Lottery</a> Complete list of the 1821 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
 
</li><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1827.htm">Wilkes County 1827 Land Lottery</a> Complete list of the 1827 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
 
</li><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1832.htm">Wilkes County 1832 Land Lottery</a> Complete list of the 1832 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
 
</li><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/maps.htm">Wilkes County Maps &amp; Land Plats</a> List of Land Plats with owner names and maps for Wilkes County, GA
 
</li><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/land_records.htm">Land Records of Wilkes County</a> Transcribed Land Records submitted &amp; donated to Wilkes County, GAGenWeb Site.
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Local Histories  </h4>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/local_history.htm">An Overview of Local History by Robert Willingham</a>
 
</li><li><i>The Story of Washington-Wilkes.</i> Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1941. Digital version at <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25662">Ancestry</a> ($).
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Maps  </h4>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/maps.htm">Wilkes County Maps &amp; Land Plats</a> List of Land Plats with owner names and maps for Wilkes County, GA
 
</li></ul>
 
<p>At <a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html">Georgia Pioneers</a> ($) you can find:
 
</p>
 
<dl><dd><ul><li>Map of Wilkes County, 1955
 
</li><li>Map of Original Wilkes County
 
</li><li>Map of Wilkes County Settlers
 
</li></ul>
 
</dd></dl>
 
<h4> Military  </h4>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm">Veterans</a>- Salute to our Veterans who serve our country through out all wars and peace-time.
 
</li><li><a href="http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm">Fallen Heroes</a>-&#160;Tribute to our Fallen Heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.&#160;
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Newspapers  </h4>
 
<h4> Probate  </h4>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/deeds.htmWilkes">County Deeds</a> Partial list of Deed Books and Individual Deeds.
 
</li><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/estate-records.htm">Wilkes County Estate Records</a> Partial list of Individual Estate Records.
 
</li><li><a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/guardianship.htm">Wilkes County Guardianship Records</a> Partial list of Individual Guardianship Records.
 
</li></ul>
 
<h5> Wills  </h5>
 
<p>The organization <a href="http://www.copies1918.com/index.html">Strictly By Name</a> provides free online indexes to early Wilkes County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
 
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<ol><li><a href="http://www.copies1918.com/wilkes.html">Wills: 1794-1819</a>
 
</li></ol>
 
<p>At <a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/">Georgia Pioneers</a>, you can find:
 
</p>
 
<dl><dd><ul><li><b>1786-1806</b> - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at <a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html">Georgia Pioneers</a> ($).<br>
 
</li><li>Index to&#160;Wilkes County&#160;Wills and Estates (by surnames) <a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html">Georgia Pioneers</a> ($)
 
</li></ul>
 
</dd></dl>
 
<h5> Additional Probate Records  </h5>
 
<dl><dd><ul><li>General Index of Wilkes County, Georgia Estates at <a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html">Georgia Pioneers</a> ($).<br>
 
</li></ul>
 
</dd></dl>
 
<h4> Taxation  </h4>
 
<h4> Vital Records  </h4>
 
<dl><dd><ul><li><b>1885-1886</b> - Wilkes County, Georgia Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at <a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html">Georgia Pioneers</a> ($).<br>
 
</li></ul>
 
</dd></dl>
 
<h2> Societies and Libraries&#160;  </h2>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm">GAGenWeb Wilkes County</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Family History Centers<br>  </h4>
 
<ul><li><a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h2> Web Sites  </h2>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm">GAGenWeb Wilkes County</a><br>
 
</li><li><span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Wilkes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}</span>
 
</li><li><a href="http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Wilkes/">Wilkes County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History</a> (Linkpendium)
 
</li><li><a href="http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/index2.shtml">Wilkes County Georgia Genealogy</a>
 
</li><li>Georgia Pioneers <a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia">Pioneers</a> ($).
 
</li></ul>
 
<h2> References  </h2>
 
<p><span class="fck_mw_references" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="references" /><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Georgia|Georgia}}</span>
 
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<a _fcknotitle="true" href="Category:Wilkes_County,_Georgia">Wilkes_County,_Georgia</a>
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Wilkes County; 23 E Court St Rm 205; Washington, GA 30673-1570; Ph. 706.678.2423 Details: (Pro Ct has b, m, d &amp; pro rec from 1792; Clk Sup Ct has div &amp; ct rec from 1778, land rec from 1777 &amp; mil dis rec) <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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&lt;img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/c/c3/Wilkes_County_Georgia_Courthouse.jpg" _fck_mw_filename="Wilkes County Georgia Courthouse.jpg" _fck_mw_location="right" _fck_mw_width="200" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" style="width: 200;" /&gt;
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== History  ==
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/local_history.htm"&gt;An Overview of Local History by Robert Willingham&lt;/a&gt;
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1777'''-Wilkes County was created 5 February 1777&nbsp;from Creek and Cherokee Indian Lands as an original county.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Washington <ref><I>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America</I>,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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&lt;img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/5/50/Old_wilkes_county_courthouse.jpg" _fck_mw_filename="Old wilkes county courthouse.jpg" _fck_mw_width="200" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" style="width: 200;" /&gt;
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'''1958''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Burned Counties Research"&gt;Burned Counties Research&lt;/a&gt; <br>
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*&lt;a href="http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424"&gt;http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424&lt;/a&gt;
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*&lt;a href="Elbert County, Georgia"&gt;Elbert&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a href="Lincoln County, Georgia"&gt;Lincoln&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a href="McDuffie County, Georgia"&gt;McDuffie&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a href="Oglethorpe County, Georgia"&gt;Oglethorpe&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a href="Taliaferro County, Georgia"&gt;Taliaferro&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a href="Warren County, Georgia"&gt;Warren&lt;/a&gt;
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== Resources  ==
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/resources.htm"&gt;Wilkes County Resources for Local Research&lt;/a&gt;
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/cemeteries.htm"&gt;Wilkes County Cemeteries&lt;/a&gt; Complete List of all Cemeteries within Wilkes County, GA
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==== Church  ====
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:*'''1805''' - Members of Sardis Church Members in 1805 at &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt; ($).<br>
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==== Court  ====
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==== Family Histories  ====
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/FGS.htm"&gt;Wilkes County Family Group Sheets&lt;/a&gt; Individual Family Group Sheets submitted by individual researchers and volunteers.
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*Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County at &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt; ($).
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*'''[Cheatham]''' Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia," in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):163-173; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):273-279; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):38-43; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):102-112; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):209-216; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):293-297; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):32-40; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):123-127; Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):179-185; Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):262-265; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986):17-23; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):99-104. Digital version at &lt;a href="http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&amp;Da=285"&gt;American Ancestors&lt;/a&gt; ($). <IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate height=1 src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="11" _fck_mw_template="true">.
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*'''[Darricott]''' Bell, John C. "Bickleys of the Pamunkey River Watershed of Virginia in the 18th Century," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):32-49; Vol. 27, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1983):90-104; Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):179-189; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):259-264; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):19-32; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):88-98; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):169-186; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):261-274. Digital version at &lt;a href="http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&amp;Da=285"&gt;American Ancestors&lt;/a&gt; ($). <IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate height=1 src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="9" _fck_mw_template="true">.
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*'''[Huskey]''' Reagan, Donald B. ''Smoky Mountain Clans.'' 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. <IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate height=1 src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="7" _fck_mw_template="true">. [The Huskey family is discussed in Vol. 1.]
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*'''[Jackson]''' Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. "The Jacksons of Lower Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):163-169; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):288-295; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):11-18; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1987):101-111; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1987):195-204; Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):269-278; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):49-57; Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):119-130; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):185-192; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):259-263; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):34-44; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):135-143; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):204-207; Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1989):295-304. Digital version at &lt;a href="http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&amp;Da=285"&gt;American Ancestors&lt;/a&gt; ($). <IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate height=1 src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="5" _fck_mw_template="true">.
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*'''[Pope]''' Johnston, F. Claiborne. "The Tangled Trail of Two John Popes: Colonel John Pope of Amherst County and John Pope of Prince William County and Wilkes County, Georgia," ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy'', Vol. 50, No. 1 (Feb. 2012):45-64.
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==== Land  ====
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/rev_land_lottery.htm"&gt;Wilkes County Revolutionary Land Grants&lt;/a&gt; Authentic List of All Land Lottery Grants made to Veterans of the Revolutionary War By the State of Georgia
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1803.htm"&gt;Wilkes County 1803 Land Lottery&lt;/a&gt; Complete list of the 1803 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1806.htm"&gt;Wilkes County 1806 Land Lottery&lt;/a&gt; Complete list of the 1806 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1819.htm"&gt;Wilkes County 1819 Land Lottery&lt;/a&gt; Complete list of the 1819 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1821.htm"&gt;Wilkes County 1821 Land Lottery&lt;/a&gt; Complete list of the 1821 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1827.htm"&gt;Wilkes County 1827 Land Lottery&lt;/a&gt; Complete list of the 1827 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1832.htm"&gt;Wilkes County 1832 Land Lottery&lt;/a&gt; Complete list of the 1832 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/maps.htm"&gt;Wilkes County Maps &amp; Land Plats&lt;/a&gt; List of Land Plats with owner names and maps for Wilkes County, GA
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/land_records.htm"&gt;Land Records of Wilkes County&lt;/a&gt; Transcribed Land Records submitted &amp; donated to Wilkes County, GAGenWeb Site.
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==== Local Histories  ====
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/local_history.htm"&gt;An Overview of Local History by Robert Willingham&lt;/a&gt;
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*''The Story of Washington-Wilkes.'' Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1941. Digital version at &lt;a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25662"&gt;Ancestry&lt;/a&gt; ($).
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==== Maps  ====
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/maps.htm"&gt;Wilkes County Maps &amp; Land Plats&lt;/a&gt; List of Land Plats with owner names and maps for Wilkes County, GA
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At &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt; ($) you can find:
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:*Map of Wilkes County, 1955
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:*Map of Original Wilkes County
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:*Map of Wilkes County Settlers
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==== Military  ====
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*&lt;a href="http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm"&gt;Veterans&lt;/a&gt;- Salute to our Veterans who serve our country through out all wars and peace-time.
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*&lt;a href="http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm"&gt;Fallen Heroes&lt;/a&gt;-&nbsp;Tribute to our Fallen Heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.&nbsp;
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==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/deeds.htmWilkes"&gt;County Deeds&lt;/a&gt; Partial list of Deed Books and Individual Deeds.
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/estate-records.htm"&gt;Wilkes County Estate Records&lt;/a&gt; Partial list of Individual Estate Records.
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*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/guardianship.htm"&gt;Wilkes County Guardianship Records&lt;/a&gt; Partial list of Individual Guardianship Records.
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===== Wills  =====
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The organization &lt;a href="http://www.copies1918.com/index.html"&gt;Strictly By Name&lt;/a&gt; provides free online indexes to early Wilkes County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
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#&lt;a href="http://www.copies1918.com/wilkes.html"&gt;Wills: 1794-1819&lt;/a&gt;
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At &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt;, you can find:
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:*'''1786-1806''' - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt; ($).<br>
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:*Index to&nbsp;Wilkes County&nbsp;Wills and Estates (by surnames) &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt; ($)
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===== Additional Probate Records  =====
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:*General Index of Wilkes County, Georgia Estates at &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt; ($).<br>
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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:*'''1885-1886''' - Wilkes County, Georgia Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt; ($).<br>
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*&lt;a href="http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm"&gt;GAGenWeb Wilkes County&lt;/a&gt;
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers"&gt;Introduction to LDS Family History Centers&lt;/a&gt;
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== Web Sites  ==
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*&lt;a href="http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm"&gt;GAGenWeb Wilkes County&lt;/a&gt;<br>
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*&lt;a href="http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Wilkes/"&gt;Wilkes County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History&lt;/a&gt; (Linkpendium)
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*&lt;a href="http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/index2.shtml"&gt;Wilkes County Georgia Genealogy&lt;/a&gt;
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*Georgia Pioneers &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com&nbsp;Georgia"&gt;Pioneers&lt;/a&gt; ($).
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== References  ==
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Wilkes County; 23 E Court St Rm 205; Washington, GA 30673-1570; Ph. 706.678.2423 Details: (Pro Ct has b, m, d & pro rec from 1792; Clk Sup Ct has div & ct rec from 1778, land rec from 1777 & mil dis rec)

County Courthouse

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History

Parent County

1777-Wilkes County was created 5 February 1777 from Creek and Cherokee Indian Lands as an original county.
County seat: Washington [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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1958 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

  • <a href="Elbert County, Georgia">Elbert</a>
  • <a href="Lincoln County, Georgia">Lincoln</a>
  • <a href="McDuffie County, Georgia">McDuffie</a>
  • <a href="Oglethorpe County, Georgia">Oglethorpe</a>
  • <a href="Taliaferro County, Georgia">Taliaferro</a>
  • <a href="Warren County, Georgia">Warren</a>

Resources

Cemeteries

Church



Court

Family Histories

  • <a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/FGS.htm">Wilkes County Family Group Sheets</a> Individual Family Group Sheets submitted by individual researchers and volunteers.
  • Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County at <a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html">Georgia Pioneers</a> ($).
  • [Cheatham] Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):163-173; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):273-279; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):38-43; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):102-112; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):209-216; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):293-297; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):32-40; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):123-127; Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):179-185; Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):262-265; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986):17-23; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):99-104. Digital version at <a href="http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285">American Ancestors</a> ($). <IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate height=1 src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="11" _fck_mw_template="true">.
  • [Darricott] Bell, John C. "Bickleys of the Pamunkey River Watershed of Virginia in the 18th Century," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):32-49; Vol. 27, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1983):90-104; Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):179-189; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):259-264; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):19-32; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):88-98; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):169-186; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):261-274. Digital version at <a href="http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285">American Ancestors</a> ($). <IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate height=1 src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="9" _fck_mw_template="true">.
  • [Huskey] Reagan, Donald B. Smoky Mountain Clans. 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. <IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate height=1 src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="7" _fck_mw_template="true">. [The Huskey family is discussed in Vol. 1.]
  • [Jackson] Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. "The Jacksons of Lower Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):163-169; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):288-295; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):11-18; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1987):101-111; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1987):195-204; Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):269-278; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):49-57; Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):119-130; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):185-192; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):259-263; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):34-44; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):135-143; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):204-207; Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1989):295-304. Digital version at <a href="http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285">American Ancestors</a> ($). <IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate height=1 src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="5" _fck_mw_template="true">.
  • [Pope] Johnston, F. Claiborne. "The Tangled Trail of Two John Popes: Colonel John Pope of Amherst County and John Pope of Prince William County and Wilkes County, Georgia," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 50, No. 1 (Feb. 2012):45-64.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

At <a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html">Georgia Pioneers</a> ($) you can find:

  • Map of Wilkes County, 1955
  • Map of Original Wilkes County
  • Map of Wilkes County Settlers



Military

Newspapers

Probate

Wills

The organization <a href="http://www.copies1918.com/index.html">Strictly By Name</a> provides free online indexes to early Wilkes County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. <a href="http://www.copies1918.com/wilkes.html">Wills: 1794-1819</a>

At <a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/">Georgia Pioneers</a>, you can find:



Additional Probate Records



Taxation

Vital Records



Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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