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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- The Dead Towns of Georgia Charles C Jones. The Dead Towns of Georgia. Cherokee Publishing Company, Atlanta 1974. Digital Library FamilySearch International
- Georgia State Gazetteer and Business Directory 1881-1882 Georgia State Gazetteer and Business Directory 1881-1882, Atlanta, Ga. : Standard Directory Co. 1881
- Adam's Directory of points and landings on rivers and bayous in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin Louis A Adams. Adam's directory of points and landings on rivers and bayous in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. New Orleans : W. L. Murray 1877
- The National gazetteer of the United States of America, United States Concise 1990 U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, United States Concise 1990. Washington : U.S. G.P.O. ; 1990.
- Georgia Archives Virtual Vault
- A Gazetteer of Georgia Adiel Sherwood. A Gazetteer of Georgia containing a particular description of the State; its Resources, Counties, Towns, Villages, and whatever is usual in statistical works. Maycon: S Boykin, Griffin: Brauner & Putnam, Atlanta: J Richards 1860
- Georgia in the 1850 Gazetteer Atlas Georgia in the 1850 Gazetteer Atlas, Genealogy Trails History Group
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Cities, towns and communities of Georgia between 1847-1962, 8500 places and the county in which located Marion R. Hemperley. Cities, Towns and Communities of Georgia between 1847-1962, 8500 places and the county in which located. Easley, South Carolina : Southern Historical Press, c1980
- Georgia Place-Names Kenneth K. Krakow. Georgia Place-Names. Macon, Georgia : Winship Press, c1975
- A Gazetteer of the State of Georgia Adiel Sherwood. A Gazetteer of the State of Georgia. Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, 1939
- A Gazetteer of the State of Georgia Adiel Sherwood. A Gazetteer of the State of Georgia : embracing a particular description of the counties, towns, villages, rivers, &c. and whatsoever is usual in geographies and minute statistical works ; together with a new map of the state. 3rd Edition. [Baltimore, Maryland] : Clearfield Company, 2003
- Georgia counties : their changing boundaries Pat Bryant. Georgia Counties : Their Changing Boundaries. Atlanta, Georgia : State Printing Office, ©1983
Why Use Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
A gazetteer is a dictionary of place-names. Gazetteers list or describe towns and villages, parishes, states, populations, rivers and mountains, and other geographical features. They usually include only the names of places that existed at the time the gazetteer was published. Within a specific geographical area, the place-names are listed in alphabetical order, similar to a dictionary. You can use a gazetteer to locate the places where your family lived and to determine the civil and religious jurisdictions over those places.
There are many places within a state with similar or identical place-names. You will need to use a gazetteer to identify the specific town where your ancestor lived, the state the town was or is in, and the jurisdictions where records about the person was kept.
Gazetteer Contents[edit | edit source]
Gazetteers may also provide additional information about towns, such as:
- Different religious denominations
- Schools, colleges, and universities
- Major manufacturers, canals, docks, and railroad stations
- The population size.
- Boundaries of civil jurisdiction.
- Ecclesiastical jurisdiction(s)
- Longitude and latitude.
- Distances and direction from other from cities.
- Schools, colleges, and universities.
- Denominations and number of churches.
- Historical and biographical information on some individuals (usually high-ranking or famous individuals)