Fannin County, Georgia Genealogy Trails
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Brief History of Fannin County 

Fannin County was created from Gilmer and Union counties on Jan. 21, 1854 by an act of the General Assembly. The act creating Fannin County authorized the justices of the county's inferior court to select a county seat and provide for construction of a courthouse and other public buildings. Until such action was taken, the act directed that county business and elections take place at Joab Addington's Store. Fannin County's first courthouse, a small wooden structure, was built in Morgantown. Little is known about when, except that it reportedly burned down. In 1895, the county seat was moved to the town of Blue Ridge, where a two-story brick courthouse was built in 1895-96. The courthouse burned in 1936, and a new courthouse was completed the following year funded by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works.

Georgia's 107th county was named for Col. James Fannin (1804-1836), a Georgian who fought in the War for Texas Independence and was killed at Goliad.

Cities and Towns Includes the cities of Blue Ridge, McCaysville, and  Morganton

County History


Newspaper Articles

James Fannin

The Cities Of Fannin County, Georgia

Towns, Villages and Hamlets

Marriages Records 1864-1870

Marriage Records 1854-1903

Misc. Marriage Records

Newspaper Abstracts

To The Arms Bearing People of Georgia  





Cemetery Index List

"Military Personal Who Died From Hostile  Action"
Troops To Be Sent To Fannin
1883 Pensioners
Some Widow Pension Applications

Dialect of the Southern Appalachia

Legends and Myths

Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery

Post Offices

  The Negro Landholder of Georgia

Home Town Recipes 





Old Photos



Law Enforcement Heroes


Religion Local Churches "Murders/Bushwhackers"

Snake Handlers

Religious Bodies:1906

News Article (Alex Bealer To Speak)


Churches Murder of George Washington Brown
Obitsuary  Genealogy Links Biographies 
Dorothy Burger Bandy

Mrs. Harriet Long


Long's of Fannin Misc Biographies



Surrounding Counties

Union County, GA
Gilmer County, GA
Polk County, TN

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