Greene County, GAGenWeb Owner of Site: Chuck Pierce



My Name is Chuck Pierce, as coordinator of this site, I can now say that I am a proud participant in the project that truly believes in putting data online for free for researchers.

"Introduction to  Greene County History"

The land that is now Greene County was at one time inhabited by Indians who lived, hunted and fished, all along the Oconee and Ogeechee Rivers.  In 1773, the Cherokee, Creek and Chickasaw Indian Chiefs, signed a treaty in which they granted 2 million acres of land to Georgia.

Settlers from Virginia and a group of Scotch-Irish Presbyterians from North Carolina, settled in the forks of the upper Ogeechee River and called their settlement Bethany.  This was the first settlement of what would later become Greene County.


Greene County was organized on February 3, 1786.
Formed from the northern section of  Washington County.
The County name and County Seat, Greensboro, were named for
Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene.

Greene County was the 11th county created in Georgia.
It is 22 miles long, 17 miles wide and contains 374 square miles.

(Contributor: Rice & Williams)

Portrait of General Nathanael Greene

History of General Nathanael Greene

General Nathanael Greene WebPage

Click (The General)

I hope you are enjoying the new data, don't forget to thank our transcribers (see list below), we appreciate all of you that share your data with all of us.  We can put a lot of data here if everyone shares one or two items, so please do share with us here to make this site a great resource for all.

*1789 Tax List and Whatley's Mill Baptist Church Records
provided to Doris Page and transcribed by her for this site. Many thanks to her
for her transcription work including marriages.

12/26/2005 14:42:22 -0500

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