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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers. Hello, my name is Leslie Miller and I am your Genealogy Trails host for Murray County, Georgia.  I am a direct descendant of Joseph Rufus Williams, the son of William and Sarah A. (Scott) Williams who lived in Murray County around 1856.  I would love to hear from any family members from these Williams'.  We are always looking for more data to add to our sites.  If you have an obituary or a headstone transcription that you would like to add, you can easily do that by clicking on the link buttons below.  It will take you to a form where you can submit the information to us.  We will promptly add your contribution to this site. Contributors retain all copyrights.  Researchers are constantly looking to find information about their family trees. Material that you can contribute are birth/marriage/death records, cemetery info, military records, and even Aunt Ruth or Uncle's Joe's tales from the past!   All information is valuable to those researching their family roots!  Check your attics!  Dust off your family scrapbooks!  We're looking for DATA for this site!!!

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The county seat is Chatsworth, Georgia.  In December, 1832 the Georgia General Assembly designated the extreme northwestern corner of the state as Murray County. Formerly part of Cherokee County, the area was named for a distinguished Georgia statesman from Lincoln County, Mr. Thomas W. Murray, a former speaker of the Georgia House.  Within a short time the legislature found the county was too large to administer properly as the population grew, for the county then included what is now Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Gordon and parts of Bartow and Chatooga Counties, so further division became necessary. Within two decades, Murray County came to be 342 square miles (886 km²) of land with Spring Place as its county seat.

The area was in the heart of the Cherokee Nation at the time the boundary lines were drawn through the territory.  Not until after the Cherokees were removed in 1838-39 did white settlers enter the county in large numbers.  Spring Place had been established in 1801 as a Moravian mission to the Cherokee and had been a post office since 1810 - the second oldest in North Georgia.

A county-wide referendum was held in 1912, which resulted in Chatsworth being named as the seat of local government, where it remains to present day.
[source: wikipedia.org]


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Chatsworth 
c. 1936 image of Courthouse
Vann House & James Vann
Eton Cisco  (unincorporated)
Tenga Crandall Spring Place (historical township)
Ramhurst (unincorporated)
Mt. Zion Church
Carters (unincorporated) Ball Ground (unincorporated)
Sumac (unincorporated) Bloodtown (unincorporated) Fashion (unincorporated)
Holly Creek Center Valley Cohutta Springs
Conasauga Fancy Hill Rock Creek
Upper Kings Bridge Woodlawn Adair

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Adjacent Counties
Polk County, Tennessee  (northeast)
Fannin County  (east-northeast)
Gilmer County  (east)
Gordon County  (south)
Whitfield County  (west)
Bradley County, Tennessee  (northwest)

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