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


Troup County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Troup County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 11, 1907
County Seat LaGrange
Troup County Government Center La Grange, Georgia.jpg
Address Troup County Courthouse
118 Ridley Avenue; PO Box 1051
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706.883.1740 
Troup County Website

County Information[edit | edit source]

Troup County, Georgia Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Beginning Dates for Troup County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate


County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Troup County Courthouse
118 Ridley Avenue; PO Box 1051
LaGrange, GA 30240
Phone: 706.883.1740 

County Archives has marriage, burial, divorce, land, proabte and court records from 1827, military records 1890-1936 and naturalization records from 1843-1908; County Health Department has birth and death records from 1919[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 866
100 Ridley Avenue
LaGrange, GA 30241
Telephone: (706) 883-1740
Fax: (706) 883-1724

Probate Court of Troup County
100 Ridley Avenue
LaGrange, GA 30240
Telephone: 706-883-1690
Fax: 706-812-7933

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1826--Troup County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian Lands. County seat:  LaGrange [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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

Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]


1936 The courthouse at LaGrange burned 5 November 1936. Some County Commission records in use that day were destroyed. All other county records survived unharmed in record vaults.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Chambers County, Alabama  • Coweta  • Harris  • Heard  • Meriwether  • Randolph County, Alabama

Template:GATroup County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors

Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Troup, 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 Troup County cemeteries.

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Template:GA Land

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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  • Smith, Clifford L. History of Troup County. Atlanta, Ga.: Printed by Foote & Davies Co., 1935. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Valley Historical Scrapbook. West Point, Ga.: The Society, 1970. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps[edit | edit source]


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Troup County, Georgia Genealogy 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 Troup County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 4th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies B and D
- 13th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate), Companies B and K
- 13th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies B and K
- 21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- 41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 57th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
- 60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- Carlton's Company, Georgia Artillery (Troup County Artillery) (Confederate)
- Cherokee Legion, Georgia (State Guards) (Confederate)
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Wamick, Mona Allison. 1985. The Pearson-Johnson-Hammond letters, 1850-1936 and related family history. Decatur, Ga: M.A. Wamick. Fiches 6117506
World War I[edit | edit source]

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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Occupations[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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

  • 1861 - Index to Troup County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, Vol. U, 1861-62 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1862-1864 - Index to Troup County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, No. 5, 1862-64 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1964-1867 - Index to Troup County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, No. 6, 1864-71 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1866-1868 - Index to Troup County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, No. 7, 1866-68 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1869-1871 - Index to Troup County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, No. 8, 1869-71 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1871-1875 - Index to Troup County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, No. 9, 1871-1875 Georgia Pioneers ($)
  • 1875-1878 - Index to Troup County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, No. 10, 1875-1878 Georgia Pioneers ($)

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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 Records[edit | edit source]

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. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]
Death Records[edit | edit source]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Voter Records[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Troup County Historical Society
PO Box 1051
LaGrange, GA 30241-0019
Telephone Number: 706-884-1828

Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society
1213 Fifth Avenue
West Point, GA 31833

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Troup County, Georgia. Page 161 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).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 54. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.