An original publication, 2003. xx, 590 pp. Item #41
This book records 110 years of marriage records from Washington County, Georgia, covering the years from 1828 through 1938. Washington is an important early Georgia county into which hundreds of families migrated from Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Two courthouse fires have destroyed most of the official county records but the recorded marriage records survived. This volume records over 16,000 marriages. Washington County was established in 1784 on land that had been part of the Creek Indian Nation. It originally included all of the territory "from the Cherokee Corner north, extending from the Ogeechee River to the Oconee River, south to Liberty County." It extended from Franklin County's southern border to the Altamaha River. Over the years, parts of Washington have been taken to form the following counties: Greene (1786), Hancock (1793), Montgomery (1793), Emanuel (1812), Johnson (1858), Toombs (1905), and Truetlen (1917). Other counties which have been formed with parts being taken from Washington include: Oglethorpe (1793), Jefferson (1796), Tattnall (1801), Baldwin (1803, 1826), Laurens (1807), Taliaferro (1825), Oconee (1875), Jenkins (1905), and Candler (1914).