Pickens County, Georgia
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The Pickens County Library - Jasper

The following is a partial listing of the "Special Collections -- Local History and Genealogy" room of the Sequoyah Regional Library branch in Jasper, Georgia.

Census Records (on microfilm)

  • Cherokee County, GA---1840-1900
  • Gilmer County, GA---1840-1900
  • Pickens County, GA---1860-1920

    Scattered holdings of other Georgia counties
    Note that none are available for 1890


Census Indexes
Georgia---1820-1860
Pickens County 1870


Church Records (on microfilm)
Minutes from the following local churches: Hopewell Baptist, Jasper Baptist Association, Jasper First Baptist, Jasper Methodist Missionary Society, Marble Hill Baptist, Salem Baptist, Town Creek Baptist, United Baptist Church of Christ...scattered dates.


Court Records (on microfilm)
Various early court house records from Cherokee, Gilmer and Pickens Counties
1854 through 1936.


Military Records
Civil War Service Records from various Georgia regiments, Confederate Pension Rolls, and on reel of World War I Service Records.


Miscellaneous Records

  • Lost Marriage Records: 'Book B' of Pickens County Marriage Records -- this is not available at the Court House!
  • Cherokee Indians Letters, Talks and Treaties: 1786-1838
  • Letters on Cherokee Boundary: 1829
  • Roll of five civilized trives: Cherokee
  • Index to Grants 1832--Cherokee County Lottery--Gold--Section I
  • Georgia Mortality Schedule: 1850
  • Pickens County Mortality Schedule: 1860-1880
  • Slave Schedules: Cherokee County-1850, Gilmer County-1850
  • Agriculture Schedules: Cherokee County-1850, Gilmer County-1850


Newspapers

  • The Mountain Boys...from November 1884 to January 1885
  • The Pickens County Herald...from February 1888 to October 1892; July 1884; July 1896, April 1899 to August 1899
  • The Pickens County Progress...scattered holdings from October 1899 to the 1920's; April 1926 to the present
  • The Ellijay Courier...from May 1877 to April 1888
  • Marietta Daily Journal...scattered issues from February 1872 to June 1881

    Other miscellaneous newspapers on microfilm


Pamphlet File

  • "Genealogy" -- contains article by Bob Davis titled "Researching Your Pickens County Roots", among other things
  • "Pickens County, Georgia - History" -- Contains many clippings, articles and pictures on the history of the county


The Sequoyah Regional Library, serving Cherokee, Pickens and Gilmer Counties, now has their card catalog on-line.

...updated February 24, 2002

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