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Floyd County was created in Dec 3, 1832 from land that was Cherokee County.  The County was named for Major General John Floyd (1769-1839), Legislator, Congressman, General of the Georgia Militia, Commander of Georgia troops against the Creeks in 1813.  He was  born in South Carolina and built Fairfield Plantation then  later built Bellevue Plantation  both in Camden County, Georgia.   (John Floyd is  pictured at right)

 

Floyd County is located in the Northwestern part of Georgia.  There are three large river systems in Floyd County.

Oostanaula River is in  the Northern part of Floyd County; Eastern third of the County has the Etowah River and the Western third of Floyd County has the Coosa River. 

 

The Creek Indians were in the area then merged with other

Creek tribes and migrated westward into the area that became

Alabama.    Once the Creek moved on the Cherokee moved into the area from Tennessee and occupied it.

 

The City of Rome sits on the ancient site of Chiaha, which Hernando de Soto mentioned in his travels.  Rome is the largest city in Floyd County and was founded by Col Daniel  R Mitchell, Col Zacharia Hargrove, Maj Philip Hemphill, Col  William Smith and John Lumpkin.  Rome was chartered as an  city in 1835.  The County seat was originally Livingston

in 1833, then was moved to Rome in 1834.

 

Records on this site pertaining to Floyd County

 

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census Records

Churches (Historic) and Church Records

Communities

Court Records - coming soon

Directories

Family Group Sheets

History

Maps

Military

New Items

Newspaper Abstracts

Obituaries

Photos

Old Queries

Schools

Vitals: Births, Marriages, Deaths

Wills and Probate

Excellent Research Links

 

The Vanishing Georgia Photographic Collection of over 18,000 images is the result of a Georgia Archives project begun in the mid-1970s to locate and copy historically significant photographs held by individuals throughout Georgia. Vanishing Georgia's historical photographs document the economic, social, cultural, and political history of the state. The project visited 66 counties and includes images from almost all of Georgia's counties. Be sure to visit this excellent site! 

 

All Roads Led from Rome: Facing the History of Cherokee Expulsion - really interesting article - don't miss it.

 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Library Catalog Floyd County listings gives detailed information on what is available pertaining to Floyd County. 

 

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is an excellent resource from the US National Park Service. This system includes a computerized database containing basic facts about servicemen who served during the Civil War. The database currently contains approximately 2.7 million soldier names from over 30 states and territories. 

 

Documenting the American South is an electronic collection sponsored by the Academic Affairs Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture. Also check out Google digital books and Hathitrust digital books.

 

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: US - Georgia, contains an abundance of excellent links to various internet sites dealing with Georgia genealogy and history. 

 

The Online Books Page History: United States (Regional), and the Americas Section, contains links to scores of valuable 19th century and earlier regional histories, biographies and other works. 

 

Making of America, (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

 

Pre 1830 Bible Record Index

Georgia Historical Society and Library, 501 Whittaker Street
Savannah, GA 31499

Georgia State Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260, Phone: 678-364-3710

 

African Ancestored Genealogy Links

AfriGeneas 
Cyndi's List: African-American
About.com: African-American History
Freedmans Bureau Marriages
The USGenWeb African American Griots Project

Tom Blake's slave data

Amistead Research Center

 

American Civil War Research Links 

The Civil War History Center
Georgia Confederate Regimental Links
Union Regimental Links
Civil War in the American South;
 

 

Be sure to visit the Georgia USGenWeb Floyd County Archives.

 

Looking for the Floyd County Mailing list link? If so try the GA Mailing lists. Contains information on subscribing, unsubscribing, archives and much more! 

  Adjacent Counties:

 

  Walker County

  Gordon County

  Bartow County

  Polk County

 Cherokee County AL

  Chattooga County 

Our State Coordinator is Linda Blum-Barton

Our Assistant State Coordinator is Trish Elliott-Kashima

Our Regional Coordinator is Trish Elliott-Kashima

 

Temporary Floyd County Coordinator is Trish Elliott-Kashima

 

 
 

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This page was last updated on -06/03/2018

 

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Thanks to prior County Coordinator, Doris Robbins, for her hard work on Floyd County GAGenWeb