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Early County was created on December 15, 1818 from Creek Cession of 1814 (portions of Early County's boundaries were used to create Decatur (1823), Baker (1825), Clay (1854), Calhoun (1854), and Miller (1856)). The county was named in honor of Peter Early (1773 - 1817), the tenth governor of Georgia.
The Early County Seat is located in Blakely and in the current county government website is ?.
Counties adjacent to Early County are Clay County (north), Calhoun County ( northeast), Baker County (east), Miller County (southeast), Seminole County (south), Houston County, AL (southwest), Henry County, AL (west)
Early County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your Family Tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Early County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Early County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Early County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Early 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 Early 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 Early 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 Early 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 Early County.
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Early 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 Early County genealogy or family history related sites.