Orig. pub. Anderson SC, 1925. Reprinted 1978, 1992. Print on Demand Edition 2018. 521 pp., illus., index. Item #166
An original Georgia county formed in 1805 from Creek Indian lands, Baldwin covered an area which later became parts of Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Putnam, Newton, Bibb, and Rockdale counties; therefore, its records have an importance which extends beyond its present-day boundaries. This history, by a life-long resident of Baldwin County describes its earliest days, its political organization, and the growth of its communities. Full treatment is give to the Nancy Hart Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Milledgeville, for sixty years the capitol of Georgia, receives much attention. Among the highlights treated in historical sketches are Indian tribes and treaties, old stage roads and trails, Lafayette's visit, educational development, banks and businesses, and churches. For the genealogist, this book contains over 200 pages of biographies and sketches of some 150 families. There are lists of war veterans and marriage records from 1807 to 1820. A personal name index has been added to this reprint edition.