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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Wilkes_County,_Georgia|Wilkes County]]''<br>
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Wilkes.htm 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<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilkes County, Georgia. Page 162 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><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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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Wilkes.htm Wilkes County Courthouse][[Image:Wilkes County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]<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; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1778, land records&nbsp;from 1777 and military discharge records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilkes County, Georgia. Page 162 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/local_history.htm An Overview of Local History by Robert Willingham]
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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;amp;lt;I&amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;lt;/I&amp;amp;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 name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
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'''1958''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
 
'''1958''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Burned Counties Research"&gt;Burned Counties Research&lt;/a&gt; <br>  
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
*&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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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*&lt;a href="Elbert County, Georgia"&gt;Elbert&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Elbert County, Georgia|Elbert]]
*&lt;a href="Lincoln County, Georgia"&gt;Lincoln&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Lincoln County, Georgia|Lincoln]]
*&lt;a href="McDuffie County, Georgia"&gt;McDuffie&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[McDuffie County, Georgia|McDuffie]]
*&lt;a href="Oglethorpe County, Georgia"&gt;Oglethorpe&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Oglethorpe County, Georgia|Oglethorpe]]
*&lt;a href="Taliaferro County, Georgia"&gt;Taliaferro&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Taliaferro County, Georgia|Taliaferro]]
*&lt;a href="Warren County, Georgia"&gt;Warren&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Warren County, Georgia|Warren]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
*&lt;a href="http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/resources.htm"&gt;Wilkes County Resources for Local Research&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/resources.htm Wilkes County Resources for Local Research]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/cemeteries.htm Wilkes County Cemeteries] Complete List of all Cemeteries within Wilkes County, GA
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
:*'''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; ($).<br>
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:*'''1805''' - Members of Sardis Church Members in 1805 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
 
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Family Histories  ====
 
==== Family Histories  ====
  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/FGS.htm Wilkes County Family Group Sheets] Individual Family Group Sheets submitted by individual researchers and volunteers.  
*Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County at &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt; ($).  
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*Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).  
*'''[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; ($). &lt;IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate height=1 src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="11" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;.  
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*'''[Cheatham]''' Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia," in ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):163-173; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):273-279; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):38-43; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):102-112; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):209-216; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):293-297; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):32-40; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):123-127; Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):179-185; Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):262-265; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986):17-23; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):99-104. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 30 (1986)}}.  
*'''[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; ($). &lt;IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate height=1 src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="9" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;.  
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*'''[Darricott]''' Bell, John C. "Bickleys of the Pamunkey River Watershed of Virginia in the 18th Century," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):32-49; Vol. 27, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1983):90-104; Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):179-189; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):259-264; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):19-32; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):88-98; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):169-186; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):261-274. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 28 (1984)}}.  
*'''[Huskey]''' Reagan, Donald B. ''Smoky Mountain Clans.'' 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. &lt;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"&gt;. [The Huskey family is discussed in Vol. 1.]  
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*'''[Huskey]''' Reagan, Donald B. ''Smoky Mountain Clans.'' 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. {{FHL|185808|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978}}. [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 &lt;a href="http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&amp;Da=285"&gt;American Ancestors&lt;/a&gt; ($). &lt;IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate height=1 src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="5" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;.  
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*'''[Jackson]''' Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. "The Jacksons of Lower Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):163-169; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):288-295; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):11-18; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1987):101-111; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1987):195-204; Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):269-278; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):49-57; Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):119-130; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):185-192; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):259-263; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):34-44; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):135-143; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):204-207; Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1989):295-304. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 30 (1986)-v. 33 (1989)}}.  
 
*'''[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.
 
*'''[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  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/rev_land_lottery.htm Wilkes County Revolutionary Land Grants] Authentic List of All Land Lottery Grants made to Veterans of the Revolutionary War By the State of Georgia  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1803.htm Wilkes County 1803 Land Lottery] Complete list of the 1803 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1806.htm Wilkes County 1806 Land Lottery] Complete list of the 1806 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1819.htm Wilkes County 1819 Land Lottery] Complete list of the 1819 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1821.htm Wilkes County 1821 Land Lottery] Complete list of the 1821 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1827.htm Wilkes County 1827 Land Lottery] Complete list of the 1827 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/lotteries_1832.htm Wilkes County 1832 Land Lottery] Complete list of the 1832 Land Lottery for Wilkes County, GA  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/maps.htm Wilkes County Maps &amp; Land Plats] List of Land Plats with owner names and maps for Wilkes County, GA  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/land_records.htm Land Records of Wilkes County] Transcribed Land Records submitted &amp; donated to Wilkes County, GAGenWeb Site.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/local_history.htm An Overview of Local History by Robert Willingham]
*''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; ($).
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*''The Story of Washington-Wilkes.'' Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1941. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25662 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/maps.htm Wilkes County Maps &amp; Land Plats] List of Land Plats with owner names and maps for Wilkes County, GA
  
At &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt; ($) you can find:  
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At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($) you can find:  
  
 
:*Map of Wilkes County, 1955  
 
:*Map of Wilkes County, 1955  
 
:*Map of Original Wilkes County  
 
:*Map of Original Wilkes County  
 
:*Map of Wilkes County Settlers
 
:*Map of Wilkes County Settlers
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*&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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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Veterans]- Salute to our Veterans who serve our country through out all wars and peace-time.  
*&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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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]-&nbsp;Tribute to our Fallen Heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.&nbsp;
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/deeds.htmWilkes County Deeds] Partial list of Deed Books and Individual Deeds.  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/estate-records.htm Wilkes County Estate Records] Partial list of Individual Estate Records.  
*&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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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/guardianship.htm Wilkes County Guardianship Records] Partial list of Individual Guardianship Records.
  
 
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===== Wills  =====
  
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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The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] 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:  
 
 
#&lt;a href="http://www.copies1918.com/wilkes.html"&gt;Wills: 1794-1819&lt;/a&gt;
 
  
At &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt;, you can find:  
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#[http://www.copies1918.com/wilkes.html Wills: 1794-1819]
  
:*'''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; ($).<br>
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At [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/ Georgia Pioneers], you can find:  
:*Index to&nbsp;Wilkes County&nbsp;Wills and Estates (by surnames) &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt; ($)
 
 
 
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:*'''1786-1806''' - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>  
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:*Index to&nbsp;Wilkes County&nbsp;Wills and Estates (by surnames) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($)
  
 
===== Additional Probate Records  =====
 
===== Additional Probate Records  =====
  
:*General Index of Wilkes County, Georgia Estates at &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html"&gt;Georgia Pioneers&lt;/a&gt; ($).<br>
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:*General Index of Wilkes County, Georgia Estates at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
:*'''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; ($).<br>
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:*'''1885-1886''' - Wilkes County, Georgia Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countywilkes.html Georgia Pioneers] ($).<br>
 
 
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
*&lt;a href="http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm"&gt;GAGenWeb Wilkes County&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*&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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*&lt;a href="http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm"&gt;GAGenWeb Wilkes County&lt;/a&gt;<br>  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/wilkesga/index.htm GAGenWeb Wilkes County]<br>  
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Wilkes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
*&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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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Wilkes/ Wilkes County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*&lt;a href="http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/index2.shtml"&gt;Wilkes County Georgia Genealogy&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.giddeon.com/wilkes/index2.shtml Wilkes County Georgia Genealogy]
*Georgia Pioneers &lt;a href="http://www.georgiapioneers.com&nbsp;Georgia"&gt;Pioneers&lt;/a&gt; ($).
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers] ($).
  
 
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County Courthouse

Wilkes County Courthouse
Wilkes County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

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.[1]


History

Parent County

1777-Wilkes County was created 5 February 1777 from Creek and Cherokee Indian Lands as an original county.
County seat: Washington [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Old wilkes county courthouse.jpg

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Family Histories

  • Wilkes County Family Group Sheets Individual Family Group Sheets submitted by individual researchers and volunteers.
  • Origins of Early Settlers to Wilkes County at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • [Cheatham] Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):163-173; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):273-279; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):38-43; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):102-112; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):209-216; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):293-297; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):32-40; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):123-127; Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):179-185; Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):262-265; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986):17-23; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):99-104. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 30 (1986).
  • [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 American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 28 (1984).
  • [Huskey] Reagan, Donald B. Smoky Mountain Clans. 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978. [The Huskey family is discussed in Vol. 1.]
  • [Jackson] Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. "The Jacksons of Lower Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):163-169; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):288-295; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):11-18; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1987):101-111; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1987):195-204; Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):269-278; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):49-57; Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):119-130; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):185-192; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):259-263; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):34-44; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):135-143; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):204-207; Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1989):295-304. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 30 (1986)-v. 33 (1989).
  • [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 Georgia Pioneers ($) you can find:

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

Military

  • Veterans- Salute to our Veterans who serve our country through out all wars and peace-time.
  • Fallen Heroes- Tribute to our Fallen Heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. 

Newspapers

Probate

Wills

The organization Strictly By Name 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. Wills: 1794-1819

At Georgia Pioneers, you can find:

  • 1786-1806 - Digital Images of Wilkes County, Georgia Wills, Book C (1786-1806) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • Index to Wilkes County Wills and Estates (by surnames) Georgia Pioneers ($)
Additional Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • 1885-1886 - Wilkes County, Georgia Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at Georgia Pioneers ($).

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilkes County, Georgia. Page 162 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).