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Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy

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

County Facts
County seat: Newnan
Organized: December 11, 1826
Parent County(s): Creek Indian lands[1]
Neighboring Counties
Carroll  • Fayette  • Fulton  • Heard  • Meriwether  • Spalding  • Troup
See County Maps
Coweta County, Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Georgia Coweta County Map.png

County InformationEdit


The County was named for the Koweta Indians (a sub-group of the Creek people). The County is located in the west central area of the state.[2]

County CourthouseEdit

Coweta County Courthouse
200 Court Square
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone: 770-254-2690
Coweta County Website

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1919, marriage and probate records from 1828.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1828.[3]

Coweta County, Georgia Record DatesEdit

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1919 1828 1919 1828 1828 1828 1820
Statewide registration of births and death began in 1919. General compliance for births by 1928 and deaths by 1922.

Record LossEdit

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[5]

Boundary ChangesEdit

  • 1826 Coweta County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian lands.
  • County seat: Newnan[6]

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the website.

Populated PlacesEdit

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Unincorporated communities
  • Lynhaven
  • Madras
  • McCollum
  • Newnan Pines
  • Palmetto Pines
  • Peeks Crossing
  • Raymond
  • Roscoe
  • Saint Charles
  • Sargent
  • Sherwood Forest
  • Shoal Creek Forest
  • Smith City
  • Stallings Crossroad
  • Stephens Crossroad
  • Thomas Crossroads
  • Vineyard Crossroads
  • Wedgewood
  • Welcome
Census-designated places

History TimelineEdit


Bible RecordsEdit


Business, Commerce, and OccupationsEdit


Cemeteries of Coweta, 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 Coweta County cemeteries.

Census RecordsEdit

Church RecordsEdit

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.

Court RecordsEdit


Emigration and ImmigrationEdit

Ethnic, Political, and Religious GroupsEdit

Funeral HomesEdit



Land and Property RecordsEdit

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 HistoriesEdit

Local histories are available for Coweta 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.

  • Jones, Mary G. Coweta County Chronicles for One Hundred Years: With an Account of the Indians from Whom the Land was Acquired, and Some Historical Papers Relating to Its Acquisition by Georgia, with Lineage Pages. Atlanta, Ga.: Stein Print. Co., 1928. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps and GazetteersEdit

Fulton CountyFayette CountySpalding CountyMeriwether CountyTroup CountyHeard CountyCarroll CountyGA COWETA.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military RecordsEdit

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Coweta County 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 Coweta County:

- 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Ramsey's) (Confederate) , Company A
- 7th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company A
- 19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D
- 34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company I
- 41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies D and A
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies D and G
- 55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company K
- 56th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Companies A and I

World War I

Naturalization and CitizenshipEdit



Other RecordsEdit

Voting Records


Probate RecordsEdit

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

School RecordsEdit

Tax RecordsEdit

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 RecordsEdit

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.





Research FacilitiesEdit


Family History CentersEdit

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.




  • Coweta County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 1014
    Newnan, GA 30264


Research GuidesEdit


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Coweta County, Georgia" in,_Georgia accessed 31 Oct 2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coweta County, Georgia. Page 151-163 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 155-160.
  5. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 24. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Coweta County, Georgia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 7 Febuary 2019.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at