RESOURCES IN HARRIS COUNTY, GEORGIA




The following resources are available for Harris County. Please contact Barbara Smallwood Stock at bsstock@comcast.net if you know of additional resources or can supply addresses and additional information for funeral homes, cemeteries, churches, historical society, etc.



GOVERNMENT

Harris County Courthouse
P.O. Box 365
Hamilton, GA 31811-0365
(706) 628-4958
FAX (706) 628-4223.

(Marriage & many other probate records from 1828, most also on microfilm at the state archives; copies of the Harris County Journal of 1941, 1942, 1949-1958, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1967-1974, 1977, 1980-1987)

Ms Rebecca B. Wynn
Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 528
Hamilton, GA 31811-0528

Ms Martha Hartley
Judge of Probate Court
P.O. Box 569
Hamilton, GA 31811-0569
(706) 628-5038


Vital Records Office
P.O. Box 528
Hamilton, GA 31811
(706) 628-5038.

They have death records only from 1929 to present. If you need one from 1919-1929, you will need to order it from Vital Statistics in Atlanta



LIBRARIES

Troup-Harris-Coweta Regional Library
115 Alford Street
LaGrange, GA 30240-3041
(706) 882-7784
FAX: (706) 882-7784
JoEllen Ostendorf, Director

Harris County Library
Hamilton, GA
(706) 628-4685
Mon.--Wed., Fri., Sat. 9-5; Thurs. 1-9



CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Harris County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 426
Hamilton, GA 31811
1-800-381-4381

Pine Mountain Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 483
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
(706) 663-8850

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 557
Hamilton, GA 31811
(706) 628-5581


NEWSPAPERS:

Harris County Journal (weekly; legal organ)
P.O. Box 426
Manchester, GA 31816
(706) 846-3188
FAX: (706) 846-2206

Hamilton Journal
(many years of old issues on microfilm at the Harris County Courthouse)


FUNERAL HOMES

Cox Funeral Home
240 Walton Street
Hamilton, GA

Hamilton Funeral Home
P.O. Box 96
Hamilton, GA
(706) 628-4243


CEMETERIES


SOCIETIES:

Chipley Historical Society
P.O. Box 1055
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
(770) 663-4044
Closed much of the time lately due to lack of volunteers. Call or write first to get hours.
Collections: 19th & 20th century letters, papers, photographs, newspapers, business, school, church, club, and genealogical records, furniture, clothing, American Indian and other artifacts. A wealth of information on area families.

Harris County Trust for Historic Preservation
P.O. Box 16
Hamilton, GA 31811
(706) 628-4700
FAX: (706) 628-4140
Mission: To restore and preserve historical buildings and sites, conduct historical resource surveys, and work towards restoration of the Old Mountain School Building for use as a community center.

West Georgia Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1051
LaGrange, GA 30241


MAPS

Harris County Map:
To order, write the Harris County Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 426, Hamilton, GA 31811, Attn. Peggy Lyda, phone 1-800-381-4381. The maps cost $3.00 each plus $1.00 shipping for one and $ .50 for each additional.

Pine Mountain Map:
The Pine Mountain Chamber of Commerce has a very detailed map of the Pine Mountain area showing the town's layout and location of tourism attractions.


BOOKS

Barfield, Louise Calhoun (Mrs. G. C.). History of Harris County, Georgia, 1827-1961 (published Columbus, Georgia: Columbus Office Supply Company,1961; reprinted Atlanta: WH Wolfe Associates, 1978) Available in many libraries but now out of print) Contains cemeteries, military, family history, marriages, bible records, land lottery records. The original book did not contain an index. The author's daughter edited a second edition of the book, which she indexed. The Index will not match the first edition. Available from AGII on loan or for purchase as microfilm (V169-31) or microfiche (F-4935, 12 fiche).

The Troup County Historical Society. Family, Church, and Community Cemeteries of Troup County, Georgia. (Some Harris County cemeteries are included.)

Memoirs of Georgia (Southern Historical Association, 1896). (A number of Harris County people are included.)

S-K Publications. 1850 Federal Census for Harris County (photocopies of actual handwritten records; commercial site; spiral bound; soft cover; $30)

The 1850 Census of Harris County, Georgia Softback, staple bound with tape, self-published.168 pages total; 45 page full-name index. $25 ppd. For more information (She will look up surnames), contact Rhonda Hawkins at Hawkins@atlcom.net or make checks payable to:
Rhonda Hawkins, 351 Bingham Street, Marietta, GA 30060-3986

S-K Publications. 1830 & 1840 Federal Census for Harris County (photocopies of actual handwritten records; commercial site; spiral bound; soft cover; $20)

The Battle of West Point (Valley, AL: Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, 1998). (Lots of Harris Co. history is recounted; $25 plus $4 S&H)

Harris County, Georgia, and Her People (LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, Jan. 1985-Winter 1987).

Harris County, Georgia, and Her People. 3 V. (Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1988, 1 microfilm reel, 35 mm).

Ingmire, Frances Terry. Harris County, Georgia Marriage Records, 1827-1860 (St. Louis, MO: F. T. Ingmire, c1985). 36 pages.

Thompson, Mary Joyner. 1860 Federal Census Harris County, Georgia (LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, c1984), 223 pages.

Schunk, John F., Editor. 1850 U.S. Census, Harris County, Georgia (Wichita, KS: S-K Publications, c1988), abt 300 pages.

Folk and Kinfolk of Harris County (Hamilton, GA: Harris County High School, 1975- ). (periodical, copies at GA State Archives and Columbus State University)

Davidson, William H. Pine Log and Greek Revival; Houses and People of Three Counties in Georgia and Alabama (Alexander City, AL: Outlook Pub. Co., 1964), 396 pages with fold maps and illus.).

Williams, David. Rich Man's War (Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1998).


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