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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
Court Records - coming soon
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.
Georgia Historical Society and Library,
501 Whittaker Street
Georgia State Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260, Phone: 678-364-3710
African Ancestored Genealogy Links
American Civil War Research Links
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!
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 -04/22/2018
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Thanks to prior County Coordinator, Doris Robbins, for her hard work on Floyd County GAGenWeb