It is important to know the history of each county. After it was created, each county’s territory could and often did change over time. Disputed boundaries, creation of new counties and improved surveys, could  and did change the boundaries of a county.  Campbell and Milton counties, by an act of the General Assembly merged these counties into Fulton County. Names of counties also changed.  Cass was changed to Bartow.  Jasper was once Randolph.  Webster was once named Kinchafoonee County. The current Randolph county is not in the same area as the first Randolph county. To learn more about county seats and changes within the county visit the county site for the complete history or visit.

 

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Appling

12/15/1818

Creek cessions of 08/08/1814 & 02/22/1818
Appling was an original county.

John B. Ellis

Atkinson 8/15/1917 Clinch and Coffee Gloria & John Holback
Bacon 07/27/1927 Appling, Pierce, and Ware Adopt Me
Baker 12/12/1825 Early Adopt Me
Baldwin 05/11/1803
06/27/1806
Creek cessions of June 16, 1802 & Nov. 14, 1805  Baldwin was an original Georgia county. Margie Daniels
Banks 12/11/1858 Franklin and Habersham Deborah Garrett
Barrow 07/07/1914 Gwinnett, Jackson, and Walton Adopt Me
Bartow  12/03/1832 Cherokee – originally Cass Adopt Me
Ben Hill 07/31/1906 Irwin and Wilcox Gloria & John Holback
Berrien 02/25/1856 Coffee, Irwin, and Lowndes Gloria & John Holback
Bibb 12/09/1822 Houston, Jones, Monroe, and Twiggs Adopt Me
Bleckley 1
Bleckley 2
07/30/1912 Pulaski Adopt Me
Brantley 08/14/1920 Charlton, Pierce, and Wayne Adopt Me
Brooks 12/11/1858 Lowndes and Thomas Adopt Me
Bryan 12/19/1793 Chatham Adopt Me
Bulloch 02/08/1796 Bryan and Screven Adopt Me
Burke 02/05/1777 Creek cession of 05/20/1733 an original county previously organized in 1758 as the Parish of St. George Tim Stowell
Butts
Butts
12/24/1825 Henry and Monroe Brenda Pierce
Calhoun 02/20/1854 Baker and Early Margie Daniels
Camden
 
02/05/1777 Creek cessions of 11/10/1763 & 11/12/1785 -this original county previously organized in 1765 as the Parishes of St. Thomas and St. Mary Brenda Pierce
Campbell 12/20/1828 Carroll, Coweta, DeKalb, and Fayette merged into Fulton Jan. 1, 1932 Brenda Pierce
Candler 07/14/1914 Bulloch, Emanuel, and Tattnall Marsha Reese
Carroll 06/09/1825
12/11/1826
Creek cession of Jan. 24, 1826, Mar. 31, 1826, and Nov. 15, 1827 an original county Adopt Me
Catoosa 12/05/1853 Walker and Whitfield Adopt Me
Charlton 02/18/1854 Camden Adopt Me
Chatham 02/05/1777 Creek cession of May 20, 1733 an original county previously organized in 1758 as the Parishes of St. Philip and Christ Church Tim Stowell
Chattahoochee 02/13/1854 Marion and Muscogee Adopt me contact Margie Daniels
Chattooga 12/28/1838 Floyd and Walker Adopt Me
Cherokee 12/21/1830
12/24/1831
12/26/1831
 
An original county; Cherokee cession of Dec. 29, 1835  U.S. Treaty pertains to actual removal. Vanessa Sanders
Chuck Pierce
Brenda Pierce
Clarke 12/05/1801 Jackson Margie Daniels
Clay 02/16/1854 Early and Randolph Adopt Me
Clayton 11/30/1858 Fayette and Henry Adopt Me
Clinch 02/14/1850 Lowndes and Ware Adopt Me
Cobb 12/03/1832 Cherokee Richard Pettys
Coffee 02/09/1854 Clinch, Irwin, Telfair, and Ware Gloria & John Holback
Colquitt 02/25/1856 Lowndes and Thomas Gloria & John Holback
Columbia 12/10/1790 Richmond Margie Daniels
Cook 07/30/1918 Berrien Adopt Me
Coweta J06/09/1825
12/11/1826
Creek cessions of Jan. 24, 1826 and Mar. 31, 1826 Coweta was an original county. Tim Stowell
Crawford new url 3/15/08 12/09/1825 Houston
Margie Daniels
Crisp 08/17/1905 Dooly Gloria & John Holback
Dade 12/25/1837 Walker Adopt Me
Dawson 12/03/1857 Gilmer and Lumpkin Adopt Me
Decatur
Decatur
12/08/1823 Early Winnette Stinson
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DeKalb 12/09/1822 Fayette, Gwinnett, and Henry Brenda Pierce
Dodge     10/26/1870 Montgomery, Pulaski, and Telfair Hank Burnham
Dr. James Burnham
Dooly 05/15/1821 Creek cession of Jan. 8, 1821 - an original county Gloria & John Holback
Dougherty 12/15/1853 Baker Gloria & John Holback
Douglas 10/17/1870 Campbell and Carroll Brenda Pierce
Early 12/15/1818 Creek cession of Aug. 9, 1814 - an original county Adopt Me
Echols 12/13/1858 Clinch and Lowndes Richard Pettys
Effingham 02/05/1777 Creek cession of May 20, 1733  an original county previously organized in 1758 as the Parishes of St. Matthew and St. Philip Adopt Me
Elbert 12/10/1790 Wilkes Adopt Me
Emanuel 12/10/1812 Bulloch and Montgomery Adopt Me
Evans 08/11/1914 Bulloch and Tattnall Tim Stowell
Fannin 01/21/1854 Gilmer and Union Adopt Me
Fayette 05/15/1821 Creek cession of Jan. 8, 1821  an original county Tim Stowell
Floyd 12/03/1832 Cherokee Adopt Me
Forsyth 12/03/1832 Cherokee Tim Stowell
Franklin 02/25/1784 Cherokee cession of May 31, 1783 and Creek cession of Nov. 1, 1783  an original county Adopt Me
Fulton 12/20/1853
01/01/1932
DeKalb, Campbell, and Milton Brenda Pierce
Gilmer 12/03/1832 Cherokee Richard Pettys
Kathleen Pettys
Glascock 12/19/1857 Warren Adopt Me
Glynn 02/05/1777 Creek cessions of 11/10/1763 & 11/12/1785 Glynn was an original county previously organized in 1765 as the Parishes of St. David and St. Patrick Richard Pettys
Gordon 02/13/1850 Bartow (Cass) and Floyd Adopt Me
Grady 08/17/1905 Decatur and Thomas Winnette Stinson
Greene 02/03/1786 Washington Chuck Pierce
Gwinnett 12/15/1818
12/19/1818
Cherokee cession of July 8, 1817 and Creek cession of Jan. 22, 1818  an original county Brenda Pierce
Habersham 12/15/1818
12/19/1818
Cherokee cessions of July 8, 1817 and Feb. 27, 1819  an original county Adopt Me
Hall 12/15/1818
12/19/1818
Cherokee cessions of July 8, 1817 and Feb. 27, 1819  an original county Adopt Me
Hancock 12/17/1793 Greene and Washington Tim Stowell
Haralson 01/26/1856 Carroll and Polk Adopt Me
Harris 12/14/1827 Muscogee and Troup Adopt me contact Margie Daniels
Hart 12/07/1853 Elbert and Franklin Margie Daniels
Heard 12/22/1830 Carroll, Coweta, and Troup Tiim Stowell
Henry 05/15/1821 Creek cession of Jan. 8, 1821 an original county Scott O'Bryant
Houston 05/15/1821 Creek cession of Jan. 8, 1821an original county Margie Daniels
Irwin
Irwin
12/15/1818 Creek cession of Aug. 9, 1814 and Jan. 22, 1818  an original county Gloria & John Holback
Jackson (1)
Jackson (2)
02/11/1796 Franklin Margie Daniels
Deborah Garrett
Jasper 12/10/1807 Baldwin originally Randolph (until 1812) Adopt Me
Jeff Davis 08/18/1905 Appling and Coffee John B. Ellis
Jefferson 02/20/1796 Burke, Montgomery, Warren, and Washington Tim Stowell
Jenkins 08/17/1905 Bullock, Burke, Emanuel, and Screven Chuck Pierce
Johnson 12/11/1858 Emanuel, Laurens, and Washington Adopt Me
Myra Watkins
Jones 12/10/1807 Baldwin Margie Daniels
Lamar 08/17/1920 Monroe and Pike Adopt Me
Lanier 08/07/1920 Berrien, Clinch, and Lowndes Harry Folsom
Laurens 12/10/1807 Wilkinson Adopt Me
Lee 06/09/1825
12/11/1826
Creek cessions of Jan. 24, 1826 and Mar. 31,1826  an original county Adopt Me
Liberty 02/05/1777 Creek cession of May 20, 1733 an original county previously organized in 1758 as the Parishes of St. John, St. Andrew, and St. James Letha Bailey
Lincoln 02/20/1796 Wilkes Adopt Me
Long A08/14/1920 Liberty Adopt Me
Lowndes *soon 12/23/1825 Irwin Gloria & John Holback
Lumpkin 12/03/1832 Cherokee, Habersham, and Hall Adopt Me
McDuffie 10/18/1870 Columbia and Warren Marsha Reese
McIntosh 12/19/1793 Liberty Richard Pettys
Macon 12/14/1837 Houston and Marion

Margie Daniels
Madison 12/05/1811 Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Jackson, and Oglethorpe Deborah Garrett
Marion 12/14/1827 Lee and Muscogee Adopt me contact Margie Daniels
Meriwether 12/14/1827 Troup Adopt Me
Miller 02/26/1856 Baker and Early Adopt Me
Milton 12/18/1857 Cherokee, Cobb, and Forsyth  merged into Fulton Jan. 1, 1932 Edna Strickland
Mitchell 12/21/1857 Baker Adopt Me
Monroe 05/15/1821 Creek cession of Jan. 8, 1821  an original county Adopt Me
Montgomery 12/19/1793 Washington John B. Ellis
Morgan 12/10/1807 Baldwin Don McHugh
Murray 12/03/1832 Cherokee Tim Seawolf-Self
Barbara Peck
Muscogee 06/09/1825
12/11/1826
Creek cession of Jan. 24, 1826 and Mar. 31, 1826  an original county Adopt me contact Margie Daniels
Newton 12/24/1821 Henry, Jasper, and Walton Adopt Me
Oconee 02/25/1875 Clarke Adopt Me
Oglethorpe 12/19/1793 Wilkes Adopt Me
Old Walton     Adopt Me
Paulding 12/03/1832 Cherokee Brenda Pierce
Peach 07/18/1924 Houston and Macon Margie Daniels
Pickens 12/05/1853 Cherokee and Gilmer Adopt Me
Pierce 12/18/1857 Appling and Ware Adopt Me
Pike 12/09/1822 Monroe Adopt Me
Polk 12/20/1851 Floyd and Paulding Brenda Pierce
Pulaski 12/13/1808 Laurens Gloria & John Holback
Putnam 12/10/1807 Baldwin Margie Daniels
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Quitman 12/10/1858 Randolph and Stewart Teri Hopper
thopper@dcemail.com
Rabun 12/21/1819 Cherokee cession of Feb. 27, 1819  an original county Adopt Me
Randolph 12/20/1828 Lee Margie Daniels
Margie Daniels
Richmond 02/05/1777 Creek cession of May 20, 1733  an original county previously organized in 1758 as the Parish of St. Paul Adopt Me
Rockdale New 10/18/1870 Henry and Newton Scott O'Bryant
Schley 12/22/1857 Marion and Sumter Adopt Me
Screven 12/14/1793 Burke and Effingham Adopt Me
Seminole (See Decatur) 07/08/1920 Decatur and Early Winnette Stinson
Spalding 12/20/1851 Fayette, Henry, and Pike Chuck Pierce
Stephens 08/18/1905 Franklin and Habersham Margie Daniels
Stewart 12/23/1830 Randolph Margie Daniels
Sumter 12/26/1831 Lee Adopt Me
Talbot 12/14/1827 Muscogee Margie Daniels
Taliaferro 12/24/1825 Greene, Hancock, Oglethorpe, Warren, and Wilkes Tom Hammack
Tattnall 12/05/1801 Montgomery Adopt Me
Taylor 01/15/1852 Macon, Marion, and Talbot Margie Daniels
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Telfair 12/10/1807 Wilkinson John B. Ellis
Terrell 02/16/1856 Lee and Randolph Adopt Me
Thomas 12/23/1825 Decatur and Irwin Winnette Stinson
Tift 08/17/1905 Berrien, Irwin, and Worth Adopt Me
Toombs 08/18/1905 Emanuel, Montgomery, and Tattnall John B. Ellis
Towns 03/06/1856 Rabun and Union Adopt Me
Treutlen 08/21/1917 Emanuel and Montgomery Chuck Pierce
Troup 06/09/1825
12/11/1826
Creek cessions of Jan. 24, 1826 and Mar. 31, 1826  an original county Tim Stowell
 
Turner 08/18/1905 Dooly, Irwin, Wilcox, and Worth Zaroga Goff
Twiggs 12/14/1809 Wilkinson Adopt Me
Union 12/03/1832 Cherokee Tim Seawolf-Self
Barbara Peck
Upson 12/15/1824 Crawford and Pike Adopt Me
Walker 12/18/1833 Murray Adopt Me
Walton 12/15/1818
12/19/ 1818
Creek cession of Jan. 22, 1818
 an original county
Adopt Me
Ware 12/15/1824 Appling Adopt Me
Warren 12/19/1793 Burke, Columbia, Richmond, and Wilkes Adopt Me
Washington 02/25/1784 Creek cession of Nov. 1, 1783 an original county Margie Daniels
Wayne 05/11/1803 Creek cession of June 16, 1802 an original county Adopt Me
Webster 12/16/1853 Stewart  originally Kinchafoonee until 02/21/1856 Adopt Me
Wheeler 08/14/1912 Montgomery Adopt Me
White 12/22/1857 Habersham Adopt Me
Whitfield 12/30/1851 Murray Adopt Me
Wilcox 12/22/1857 Dooly, Irwin, and Pulaski Janet Moore  Janice McGough
Wilkes 02/05/1777 Cherokee and Creek cessions of June 1, 1773  an original county Tom Hammack
Wilkinson 05/11/1803
06/26/1806
Creek cessions of 06/16/1802 and 11/14/1805
This was an original county.
Janet Moore 11/25/05
Worth 12/20/1853 Dooly and Irwin Gloria & John Holback

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