Bartow County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Bartow County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 3, 1832 from a portion of Cherokee County. Originally called Cass County after General Lewis Cass . Bartow County was named in honor of General Francis S. Bartow (1816 - 61), Confederate political leader, and the first Confederate general killed in the American Civil War. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Bartow County is bordered by  Gordon County (north), Pickens County (norteast), Cherokee County (east), Cobb County, Paulding County (south), Polk County (southwest), Floyd County (west)

A Map of Bartow County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Bartow County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Bartow County, Georgia Courthouse
Bartow County, GA Courthouse

The Bartow County Courthouse is located in Cartersville, Georgia. Learn More About State of Georgia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Bartow county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • History of Baker County, Georgia Courthouse
  • Bartow County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1837 and Court Records from 1853. The 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. Be aware that Lands were given to Georgia citizens by lotteries for the years 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833.
  • Bartow County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1836 and Probate Records from 1853.The 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.
  • Bartow County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Bartow County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Bartow County, Georgia Census Records

Bartow County, Georgia Vital Records

Bartow County, Georgia Resources

Bartow County, Georgia External Links

  • Historical Newspapers from Georgia (1752 - 1997)
  • Bartow County, GA History
  • Bartow Co. GAGenweb
  • Bartow County Historical Chronology
  • Bartow County, Georgia Ancestry Database Collections
  • Historical Maps of Bartow County
  • List of Civil War Units from Bartow County:
    • 1st Confederate Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Company E1, Etowah Infantry
    • 1st Confederate Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Company E2
    • 1st Georgia State Line, Company F, Georgia Blues
    • 14th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company K, Etowah Guards
    • 18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company F, Davis Guards
    • 18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company G, Lewis Volunteers
    • 18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company H, Rowland Highlanders
    • 18th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company K, Rowland Infanty
    • 19th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company K, Kingston Volunteers
    • 22nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company G, Fireside Volunteers
    • 23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company A, Bartow Yankee Killers
    • 36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Glenn), Company D
    • 40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company B, Bartow Sentinels
    • 40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company H, Veach Guards
    • 40th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company I, Bartow Rangers
    • 41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company C, Acworth Invincibles
    • 60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company H
    • 60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company K
    • 63rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company I
  • Bartow County, Georgia Military Records

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