DESTRUCTION
of
Courthouses in Georgia
Below is a list from the State of Georgia, Dept. of Archives & History of Georgia Counties and the years the Courthouses were subjected to a disaster.  This does NOT mean that ALL RECORDS were lost.  Often, folks took their documents again in for recording after a disaster and later deeds will contain long chains of title, etc. 
  • Baker County:  Flood - 1925, 1929.
  • Baldwin County:  Fire - 1861.
  • Bartow County:  Originally Cass County.  Courthouse destroyed by enemy fire during War Between the States in the 1860's.
  • Bulloch County:  Fire - 1864.
  • Burke County:  Fire - 1825, 1856.
  • Calhoun County:  Fire - 1888, 1920.
  • Carroll County:  Fire - 1927.
  • Charlton County:  County site then at Traders Hill.  Destroyed by fire in 1877.  Present site fire 19 February 1928.
  • Cherokee County:  Fire - 1865, 1928.
  • Clayton County:  Fire - 1864.
  • Clinch County:  Fire - 1856, 1867.
  • Cobb County:  Fire - 1864.
  • Coffee County:  Fire - 1898, 1938.
  • Colquitt County:  Fire - 1881.
  • Crawford County:  Fire - 1829.
  • Dade County:  Fire - 1865, 1895.
  • DeKalb County:  Fire - 1842, 1898.
  • Dooly County:  Fire - 1847.
  • Douglas County:  Fire - 1896, 1957.
  • Early County:  Fire - 1896.
  • Echols County:  Fire - 1897.
  • Emanuel County:  Fire - 1841, 1855, 1857, 1919, 1938.
  • Forsyth County:  Fire - 1973.
  • Glynn County:  Storm - 1896.
  • Gordon County:  Storm - 1888.
  • Greene County:  Town burned by Indians in 1787.
  • Gwinnett County:  Fire - 1871.
  • Habersham County:  Fire - 1856.  Blown up in 1898.
  • Hall County:  Fire - 1851, 1882. Tornado in 1936.
  • Harris County:  Set fire by Federal Troops in 1865, but quickly extinguished.
  • Hart County:  Fire - 1900, 1967.  Courthouse burned in 1967.  Clerk & Ordinary's Office in adjacent building.
  • Heard County:  Fire - 1893.
  • Henry County:  Fire - 1824.  1864 (Some records destroyed by Sherman's men.)
  • Jenkins County:  Fire - 1919.
  • Lee County:  Fire - 1856.  County seat then at Starkville.  Fire at Leesburg  in 1872.
  • Lowndes County:  Fire - 1858, 1869.
  • Macon County:  Fire - 1857.
  • Marion County:  Fire - 1845.
  • McIntosh County:  Fire - 1864, 1872, 1931.
  • Meriwether County:  Cyclone - 3 March 1893.  Fire - 1976.
  • Miller County:  Fire - 1873, 1974.
  • Mitchell County:  Fire - 1869.
  • Muscogee County:  Fire - 1838.
  • Newton County:  Fire - 1883.
  • Paulding - Fire - 
  • Pickens County:  Fire - 1947.
  • Pierce County:  Fire - 1875.
  • Quitman County:  Fire - 1920.
  • Screven County:  Fire - 1860's, 1896.
  • Stewart County:  Fire - 1922.
  • Talbot County:  Fire - 1890.
  • Telfair County:  Fire in the early 1900's.
  • Thomas County:  Damaged by storm in 1849.
  • Toombs County:  Fire - 1919.
  • Troup County:  Mysterious fire 4 November 1936.
  • Twiggs County:  Fire - 1901.
  • Union County:  Fire - 1859.
  • Walker County:  Fire - 1883.
  • Ware County:  Fire - 1854.
  • Warren County:  Fire - 1909.
  • Washington County:  Fire - 1855, 1864 (Sherman).
  • Webster County:  Fire - 1914.
  • Wheeler County:  Fire - 1916.
  • Whitfield County:  Fire - 1864 (Sherman).
  • Wilkes County:  Fire - 1958.
  • Wilkinson County:  Fire - 1829, 1854, 1864, 1924.
  • Worth County:  Fire - 1879, 1893

 

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