Floyd County, Georgia Facts
Floyd County was created on December 3, 1832 from Cherokee County (portions of Floyd County were used to create Chattooga County (1838), Gordon County (1850), and Polk County (1851). Between 1840 and 1856, the General Assembly transferred land between Chattooga County and Floyd County on ten occasions). The county was named in honor of General John Floyd (1769 - 1839), soldier and a U.S. Congressman.
The Floyd County Seat is located in Rome and in the current county government website is www.romefloyd.com/.
Counties adjacent to Floyd County are Walker County (north), Gordon County (norteast), Bartow County (east), Polk County (south), Cherokee County, AL (west), Chattooga County (northwest).
Floyd County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your Family Tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Floyd County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Floyd County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Floyd County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Floyd 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.
Floyd County Archives, Societies and Family History Resources
A list of Floyd County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.
- Georgia State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Northwest Georgia Historical & Genealogical Society
- Cave Spring Historical Society, 13 Cedartown Road, PO Box 715, Cave Spring, GA 30124; (706) 777-8865
- Chieftains Museum, PO Box 373; Rome, GA 30162-0373; Carey Tilley;
- Oak Hill & Martha Berry Museum, PO Box 490189; Mount Berry, GA 31049-0189; Scott Briethaupt; (706) 291-1883
- Rome Area History Museum, 305 Broad St; Rome, GA 30161-3005; (706) 777-1634
- Floyd County, Georgia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Floyd County
- Floyd County, Georgia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Floyd County
Floyd County Courthouse and Government Records
Researchers frequently overlook the importance of Floyd 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 Floyd 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.
I highly recommend you speak to the clerk's department to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are readily available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Many employees will guide men and women in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the person to do the basic research.
The following county facts denotes the earliest date and what birth, marriage, death, land, wills, and legal records will be in Floyd County.
- Floyd County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Floyd County Clerk of Superior Court has jurisdiction over cases for title to land and equity, felony cases, adoptions, divorces, , child support and custody enforcement. The clerk also is tasked with recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county.
- Address: 3 Government Plaza, Suite 101, Rome, Georgia 30161
- Phone: 706-291-5192
- Land Records: 1840
- Court Records: 1840
- Floyd County Clerk of Probate Court responsibilities include legal proceedings forh Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The county probate judge's office is the office where the most valuable genealogical records are created and maintained in the state of Georgia.
- Address: 3 Government Plaza, Suite 201, Rome, GA 30161
- Phone: 706-291-5136
- Marriage Records: 1834
- Probate Records: 1837
- Georgia Department of Health has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia for current fees and application process.
Floyd County Genealogy Links
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Floyd 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 Floyd County genealogy or family history related sites.
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