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Fulton County Records

New Fulton County Court HousePlans of the Commissioners to Raise the Fulton County Court House one story giving it this appearance. Source: The Atlanta Georgia September 8, 1893. Fulton County Court HousePresent Fulton County Court House. Fulton was created in 1853. In 1857 Milton County (now now Fulton County) included parts of Cherokee, Forsyth and Cobb Counties. Milton was named for John Milton, Georgia's first Secretary of State and ws located North of the Chattahochee River (now Fulton County). Fulton was named for Robert Fulton, the famous inventor who experimented with a submarine boat in 1801 in France and built the Clermont, a steamboat which sailed up the Hudson River in 1807. During the Revolutionary War, Milton traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, and New Bern, North Carolina before moving to Maryland with the official records of the state while Georgia was occupied by the English. Campbell and Milton County merged with Fulton on January 1, 1932. At this time Roswell was ceded from Cobb County.

Early settlers: Laughlin Arendall, Stephen Aldredge, Washington Archer, Aaron Alexander, George H. Brown, Michael Bloomfield, William L. Baldwin, F. N. Chisholm, James Campbell, Meredith Collier, Frederick Deckner, Reuben Dunning, Jerry Freeman, James Franklin, William Gray, Solomon Hopkins, William Hill, Willis Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, Thomas Kennedy, Benjamin King, Alexander Luckie, Aaron Merriam, Aaron Nunnally, Basil Overby, Poole, Ephraim, Joseph Robinson, Welcome Sparks, James Turner, William Underwood and Samuel Walker.

Also, see Campbell and Milton County Records, which counties were once part of Fulton. Fulton County records begin in 1854. Fulton County's First Rural Mail Delivery



Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

Wills
  • Fulton County Wills 1854-1882 (abstracts)
Births
  • Atlanta Births 1886-1889
  • Atlanta Births 1905-1910
Atlanta Births 1905-1910
Atlanta Births 1886-1889


Marriages
  • Fulton County Marriages from newspapers 1869-1906
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Fulton County Will Book A, 1854-1882
  • Index to Fulton County Will Book B, 1882-1894
  • Index to Fulton County Annual Returns, Bk A, 1854-1861
  • Index to Fulton County Annual Returns, Bk B, 1861-1865
  • Index to Fulton County Annual Returns, Bk C, 1866-1888
  • Index to Fulton County Inventories and Appraisements, Book A, 1854-1866
  • Index to Fulton County Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1866-1883
  • Index to Fulton County Miscellaneous Estates 1870-1935
  • Index to Fulton County Indentures of Apprenticeship 1899-1913
Military Records
  • Rosters of Confederate Soldiers from Fulton County
City Directories
  • 1941 Atlanta City Directory (partial neighborhood)
Miscellaneous Will & Estates Images
  • Kennedy, Thomas, LWT (1860)
  • Long, Lunsford, LWT (1883)
  • Rosser, Isaac, Estate (1864), image of original documents
Churches
  • Minutes and Memberships 1824-1833 (old DeKalb County)
  • First Baptist Church of Atlanta
  • Druid Hills Baptist Church of Atlanta
  • Trinity Methodist Church of Atlanta
Tax Digests
  • 1854 Tax Digest for Atlanta

Old Atlanta by Jeannette Holland Austin
Nancy Creek Church

Oakland Cemetery
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