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Gordon County, Georgia was created in 1850, and was named for William Washington Gordon of Savannah, the first president of the Central of Georgia Railroad, and the first Georgian to graduate from West Point Military Academy (see Monument). Also for more info see Manuscripts Department Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SOUTHERN HISTORICAL COLLECTION #2235 GORDON FAMILY PAPERS
The parent counties from which Gordon County was organized were Cass and Floyd. Early marriage records were destroyed by Federal troops in the spring of 1864.
The county seat is Calhoun. Calhoun formerly OOTHCALOGA, lies near the Oostanaula River, 23 miles (37 km) northeast of Rome. The name was changed from Oothcaloga ("Place of the Beaver Dams") in 1850 to honour for Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, an exponent of the theory that any state could nullify any act of Congress which it believed unconstitutional
Gordon County Records and Links
|AHGP Gordon County Page by Tracey Keith
|Archives from Georgia Genweb FTP HTML
|Books About Gordon County, GA
Index by S-K publications
|Chamber of Commerce
|County Snapshots by Georgia Depatment of Community Affairs maps, history, etc.
|Courthouse from CVIOG
Group Sheet Project by Bettie Wood
|Information from the Bible of
William Sanford "Sam" Strickland
|Historical Marker - Courthouse fron CVIOG
Historic maps from UGA
Cherokee Phoenix, 20 March 1828, Page 1 (published at New Echota)
|Northwest Georgia History
|Place Names From CVIOG
|Political Graveyard Gordon County
|Rail Roads from Railroad Station Historical Society, Inc.
|Tip from one of our page users....Anne Ponder :Gordon Co. Clerk of
--Probate Office P. O. Box 669 Calhoun, GA 30701
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