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Murray County, Georgia GAGenWeb Site

Murray County


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In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Georgia Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Georgia, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web pages.

Our names are Tim Seawolf-Self and Barbara Ann Peck. We're responsible for Murray County. If you would like to contribute your information to this page, please let us know.

Georgia State Coordinator: Linda Blum Barton
Assistant State Coordinator: [vacant]
Northeast Regional Assistant:  Liz Nash

If you would like to participate in The Georgia GenWeb Project by hosting a county or volunteer to help in any way,
please contact
Linda Blum Barton

GAGenWeb County Selection Table


Murray County, Georgia History

Murray County, Georgia was created December 3, 1832 from part of Cherokee County. The county was named for Thomas Walton Murray (1790-1832), an attorney who was a state legislator. U.S. Census reports are available for this county from 1840 to 1920. The county seat is Chatsworth.


I would like to find someone from Murray County who is

interested in the Native American history of Georgia and who lives in Murray
County.  Our organization is working with others to bring the beginning of the
Trail of Tears history into Georgia where it belongs.  Georgia was the last
location of the Cherokee Nation of Georgia prior to the 1838 removal - although
portions of the nation extended into Alabama and Tennessee, the capitol was at
New Echota, in Gordon County.   Fort Chastain, a removal fort is located in
Towns County.  We are in need of documenting the history of this fort along with
locating any other existing sites.  If you are or know someone who might be
interested in this effort, please contact me...
Leslie Thomas
Communication Chair




Please post your contributions directly to the RootsWeb-hosted Board. You may wish to place queries on both the GenConnect Board and this Website.

For more data and documents, visit the
Murray County, GAGenWeb Archives
hosted by Debra Crosby

Brigham Young University Family History Archive

Georgia Historical Society Historical Markers

page 1
page 2

by Mary Davis

contributed by Randy Gore

contributed by Bob McManaway








Please contribute your own family line through one or more surnames. We'll be happy to add it to this section.

1834 Census
contributed by Louise Denston
page 1
page 2
page 3

For the complete 1880 census, please visit the FamilySearch site maintained by
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Selected cemetery transcriptions by Kaye Nicholson

Kaye writes: "I have put up a new website for the young people of Murray County That are helping restore the John Bates Cemetery. I am dedicating this site to them."
We think that this is one fantastic site...please visit it and enjoy the photos!

Junior McKay has contributed photos of the Latch-Hembree Cemetery
He has also transcribed the text of three wills.

We appreciate any information, photos, and texts concerning cemeteries and wills pertaining to Murray County, GA and will accept all contributions.


Gerald D. Hodge Jr. has a new Website devoted to the 39th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Murray County is represented in this wonderful work in progress. Check back often!

Visit Bates in Georgia! and The House of Reuben Cash (the family of Reuben and Elizabeth Buffington Cash)

Southeastern Genealogy Online (main page)
Georgia State Site (sub-page)

Tonia's Roots

Cemetery Surveys, Inc.

Saving Graves--Georgia

Murray County Links

Murray County Lookups

Murray County Queries
Queries February Through April, 1998
Queries May Through August1998
Queries September 1998 - August 1999
Queries September 1999 -August 2001
Queries September 2001-August 2006
Queries September 2007 -

Georgia GenWeb Links

Other Georgia Links

Surrounding Counties

Georgia GenWeb Links

 Georgia GenWeb

 GAGenWeb Archives

 Habersham County, GA

 Georgia Courthouse Disasters

US GenWeb

 Georgia in the Civil War Message Board

Georgia--1883--Military Pensions (Early Wars)  (contributed by Joy Fisher)

Murray County Links

Murray County, Georgia Surnames
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 Georgia Census Online

Bill Frazier is researching Georgia's streams and fish trap dams.  He is interested in any information relative to riverine cultural
      resources in and along Georgia's streams.  In his studies, he has compiled lists and maps of the earliest record landowners, those
      who participated in the Gold Rush, etc.  Some pertain especially to Murray County.  If you are interested in obtaining some of his
     documents, please contact him.


Southern Muse
Murray County artist, D.K. Pritchett presents art, regional history, and genealogy. Surnames of interest
include Headrick, Dunn, and Pritchett.

Murray County Museum
This comprehensive site on Murray County, Georgia, includes history of the county, factual data, artists, and
individuals of interest.
The site contains substantial information about nearly 150 Murray County, Ga. men that
died while  serving in the Confederate Army?  Most entries contain info from military  records, county records, and Censuses of the county.  You can access this info by selecting "War Dead" from the museum site's menu at top of  page.
By selecting "Photographs" from the menu, visitors can view some 250
photographs, including several from the War Between the States.  Be sure to  see individual photographs of the 6 brothers who served at the same time but not together, under the family name "Jackson."  We also have the only known  picture of Colonel William M. Luffman, Murray County's highest ranking officer  in that war.
Visitors to
_www.murraycountymuseum.com_ ( who have an interest in the Trail of Tears can select from the menu "Cherokee Removal Fts" to access the full text of an  impressive recent publication containing virtually everything known about  the removal forts that were located in Georgia.  Viewers can also print  individual pages, sections, or even the entire book, if they desire.

This site also contains computer searchable texts of three Murray County
History of Murray County, by Charles H. Shriner, 1911.
My Life and Travels, by Levi Branham, 1929.  The memoirs of a  man once a slave in the Vann House.
Murray County Heritage, by Whitfield-Murray Historical Society team headed by Tim Howard, 1987.


Now you can link to the
Northwest Georgia Historical and Genealogical Society
on the Web.

Surrounding Counties

Map of Murray County and Surrounding Counties

Fannin County
Gilmer County
Gordon County
Polk County
Whitfield County

Dot Map--Murray County

Other Georgia Links

 Georgia Vital Records Information
 Georgia Vital Records Information, specific to Murray County
Georgia State Archives
 39th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Web Master: Gerald D. Hodge, Jr.
 Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

Map of the Confederacy
1st Georgia Infantry (USA)

US GenWeb Archives Civil War Pensions Project-Georgia
Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution

Bible Genealogy and Ancient History, by Dennis Day
Genealogy of the Bible that includes:  individual details, Bible cross reference, Hebrew meanings of names, lineages, dates, maps, timeline, contemporaries and Ancient dynastic history of Mesopotamia and Egypt.

Digital Library of Georgia

Virtual Vault

Visit the Galileo homepage, and check out its Digital Library of Georgia subsection.

Georgia Historical Society Historical Markers

Georgia Archives Historical and Genealogical Societies Lists With Links

Georgia State, County, and City Government Website Links

Georgia Antique Maps and Atlases With Links

Murray County, Georgia Genealogy Facts with Links





General research tips

Do you have some Murray County resources you would like to see on this web site? Do you have some resources for Murray County and would like to volunteer to help with look-ups? Got a question about what you've seen here? Well...just drop me a line

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