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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  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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)
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Wilkes County Courthouse<br> 23 E Court Street Rm 205<br> Washington, GA 30673-1570<br> Phone: 706.678.2423&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage,&nbsp;death and probate records from 1792; <br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1778, land records<br> from 1777 and military discharge records<br><br>&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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'''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>&lt;I&gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&lt;/I&gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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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>&amp;lt;I&amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;lt;/I&amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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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>
 
:*'''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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:*Map of Wilkes County Settlers
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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At &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt;, you can find:  
 
At &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt;, you can find:  
  
:*'''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; ($).<br>  
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:*'''1786-1806''' - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt; ($).<br>
 
:*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; ($)
 
:*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>
 
:*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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:*'''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>
 
:*'''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;
 
*&lt;a href="http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm"&gt;GAGenWeb Wilkes County&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)  
 
*&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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County Courthouse

Wilkes County Courthouse
23 E Court Street Rm 205
Washington, GA 30673-1570
Phone: 706.678.2423 

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records from 1792;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1778, land records
from 1777 and military discharge records

<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;" />

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. &lt;I&gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&lt;/I&gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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