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Coweta County was created on June 9, 1825 from Creek lands ceded in 1825 in the treaty of Indian Springs and Creek Cessions of 1826. (portions of Coweta County were used to create Campbell County (1828) and Heard County (1830)). The county was named in honor of Coweta tribe of the Creek Nation and their village near Columbus.
Counties adjacent to Coweta County are Fulton County (norteast), Fayette County (east), Spalding County, Meriwether County (south), Troup County (southwest), Heard County (west), Carroll County (northwest).
Coweta County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your Family Tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Coweta County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Coweta County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Coweta County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Coweta County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.
You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.
A list of Coweta County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.
Researchers frequently overlook the importance of Coweta County court, probate, and land records as a useful resource of genealogy and family history.
The chances are great that your ancestors and forefathers have left a comprehensive record of at least some aspects of their lives in the Coweta County court records. Even if your ancestors is not mentioned in a Court case, consider all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her appearing in court records.
The following county facts denotes the earliest date and what birth, marriage, death, land, wills, and legal records will be in Coweta County.
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Coweta County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own most liked Coweta County genealogy or family history related sites.