Photo courtesy of Georgia's Virtual Vault

Marion County Courthouse, built of locally made brick in 1850. This was the second courthouse built in the county.  The first one was built at Tazewell of wood.  The first county seat was at Horry from 1827 to 1838 and they probably had a court house there but its location is unknown.  The second county seat was at Tazewell (Court house built on lot 230, 4th Dist) from 1838 to 1850 when it was moved to Buena Vista (built on lot 110, 4th Dist).  Many county records were destroyed 4 Nov 1845 when the courthouse at Tazewell burned, but a few records did survive.  The county seat of Buena Vista was originally called Pea Ridge, but the name was later changed after the victory at Buena Vista in the Mexican War.

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Hello! I am the Marion County coordinator for The GAGenWeb Project. My name is Trish Elliott-Kashima and I will be bringing new information to our website. I do not live in Marion County, but have family that lived there. All comments, suggestions and submissions are very welcome. Email me here.

 

Please help by submitting information and records to this site.   If there is anything you have donated here in the past that is no longer found, please resend it and I will post it again.  Some information previously donated to this website, was transferred to the Marion County GAGenWeb Archives some time before I became County Coordinator.  Previously donated information can be put back here on this website with your permission.

 

The site is re-indexed every Sunday afternoon.  If you see that I have uploaded new information before Sunday afternoon, try using "control f" as a search tool for the page you are interested in, on that specific page.

 

 

General Francis Marion,

the "Swamp Fox"

 

 

Marion County was created in 1827 from Lee, Muscogee and Stewart Counties.  It was named for the Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion, who was known as the "Swamp Fox".  He is often thought of as the father of modern guerrilla warfare.  Francis Marion (ca 1732-1795) lived in South Carolina and fought in the French and Indian War as well as the  Revolutionary War.  The movie "The Patriot" was partially based on Francis Marion.

 

 

Please share your family trees,

photos, land records, court records, letters, etc.  This website is a work in progress, and I encourage you to join in!  There may be some new cousins around the corner waiting to find you!

 

 

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August 10, 2014

 

I uploaded several pages of 12 month support for 1864-1866.  Lots of names from that time period, and in some cases the minor children are named.

 

We need a  volunteer to start transcribing land records in order.  Please advise if you are able to do so.

 

 

 

Resources Available on this Website

African American Research Agriculture and Farm Animals Bible Records
Biographies Books and Periodicals Cemeteries
Census Churches Claims/Civil War Era
Communities County Formation and Boundary Changes Court Records
Deeds and Land Records Family Group Sheets Ft Perry

Guardianship Bonds

Historic Sites History of Marion County
Index to History of Marion County, by Nettie Powell Indian Applications Lookup Volunteers
Maps Medical terms from the 1800s Military
Native American Resources Newspaper abstracts
Newspapers of Marion County and vicinity Obituaries Old Queries
Photographs   Quilts, Woven Items, Clothing   Railroad: Buena Vista and Ellaville
Recipes  Records on Microfilm Resources 
Schools Special Pardons,1865  State Mental Hospital Inmates from Marion County 1853-1870
Surnames Tax lists

 Wills and Probate

Vitals, Births, Marriages

and Deaths  

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Our State Coordinator is Linda Blum Barton

Our Assistant State Coordinator is Vivian Price Saffold

Our Regional Assistant is Kemis Massey

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This page was last updated on -08/10/2014

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Many thanks go to Mary Kathryn Kozy, Virginia Crilley, Harris Hill, Carla Miles & Angela Covington

for their work on the site over the years.