usgenweb logo Welcome to Candler County GAGenWeb gagenweb logo
This site is up for adoption.
If you are interested in hosting this site for The GAGenWeb Project please visit this page

Candler County was created from parts of Bulloch, Emanuel, and Tattnall counties on November 3, 1914 by an amendment to the Constitution of 1877. Georgia's 48th county was named for former Governor Allen D. Candler (1834-1910).  Cities and Towns include the cities of Metter and Pulaski.

The Candler County Courthouse, built in 1921, and the South Metter Residential Historic District, comprised of 75 late 19th and early 20th century homes on landscaped boulevards, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Candler County covers about 247 square miles.  The proposed constitutional amendment provided that Metter be the county seat.  Originating as a railroad station on the Georgia Railroad, Metter was first incorporated as a town in 1903.  Kenneth Krakow attributes the name to a railroad officials explanation of how he first met his wife…….he “met her” at the train station.

Resources Available on this Site
Biographies - Georgia USGW Archives
Deeds & Land Records - Georgia USGW Archives
Military - Georgia USGW Archives
Newspapers - Georgia USGW Archives
Obituaries - Georgia USGW Archives
Photographs - Georgia USGW Archives
Vital Records - Georgia USGW Archives
Vital Records - Death Records on this Site
Wills & Probate- Georgia USGW Archives
Message Boards * Mailing List * Queries
RootsWeb Message Board
RootsWeb Mailing List
Adjacent County Sites
Bulloch Emanuel Tattnall
GAGenWeb County Table

Copyright 1998 - Present by The GAGenWeb Team

Many thanks to Nancy Gay Crawford for her work on the site over the years!