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Gordon County was created on February 13, 1850 from Cass County and Floyd County (portions of Cass, Floyd, Murray, Pickens, and Walker counties was added to Gordon County, while transferring land to Floyd and Murray counties). The county was named in honor of William Washington Gordon (1796-1842), first president of the Central of Georgia Railroad.
Counties adjacent to Gordon County are Murray County (north), Whitfield County (north), Gilmer County (northeast), Pickens County (east), Cherokee County (southeast), Bartow County (south), Floyd County (west), Walker County (northwest)
Gordon County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your Family Tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Gordon County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Gordon County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Gordon County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Gordon 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 Gordon 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 Gordon 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 Gordon 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 Gordon County.
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Gordon 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 Gordon County genealogy or family history related sites.