Greene County (Ga.) records
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Greene County (Ga.) records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Greene County)
Title: Greene County (Ga.) records
Dates: 1786-1861
Extent: 0.04 cubic feet (2 microfilm boxes)
Identification: MS 1731

Biographical/Historical Note

Greene County, Georgia was created from a portion of Washington County by the state legislature in 1786. The county comprises lands originally settled by the Creek Nation. It was named after General Nathanael Greene. The county seat is Greensboro.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a microfilm copy of records from the Greene County, Georgia, Court of Ordinary. Included are Book L, estate records returns and divisions, 1833-1837; a book of marriages, 1817-1829; a book of marriage licenses, 1811-1817; Volume F, an index of wills, 1816-1842; and an Inferior Court plat book, 1786-1861. The plat book also includes a deed of John Buchannan (1805) following p. 2 and the proceedings of the Caveat Court pertaining to a plat of a survey for George W. Finch (1843), p. 280-283. These records are items 2 and 3 on microfilm roll X-1545-04 and items 1, 7, and 8 on microfilm roll X-1545-05; these microfilm rolls contain materials for multiple collections.

These records were microfilmed by the Georgia Department of Archives and History in 1966.

Index Terms

Estate records.
Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Greene County)
Greene County (Ga.)
Marriage records.
Plat books.

Location of Originals

Original records in the possession of the Ordinary of Greene County, Green County Courthouse, Greensboro, Georgia in 1966.

Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Greene County (Ga.) records, MS 1731, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1X-1545-04. Greene County. Court of Ordinary. Estate records: returns and divisions, Book L, 1833-1837; marriages, 1817-1829
These records are items 2 and 3 on the microfilm roll (roll contains materials from multiple collections).


2X-1545-05. Greene County. Court of Ordinary. Marriage licenses, 1811-1817; estate records: wills, Volume F index, 1816-1842; Inferior Court plat book, 1786-1861
These records are items 1, 7, and 8 on the microfilm roll (roll contains materials from multiple collections).