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Welcome to Hancock County, Georgia

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Old Hancock County Courthouse, Sparta, Georgia

(Photo by Keith Hair)

Important information:  The Hancock County Courthouse was Destroyed by fire on August 11, 2014

Please click here for more information on this fire

New Hancock County Courthouse, Sparta, Georgia (Rededication Ceremony August 11, 2016)

 County Coordinator:  Suzanne Forte

State Coordinator: Linda Blum-Barton

             Assistant State CoordinatorTrish Elliott-Kashima

          Regional Assistant:  Vivian Price Saffold

This is the official home page of the Hancock County GAGenWeb Project.  We are a group of volunteers working together to provide internet websites for genealogical research in every county in the State of Georgia. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.  GAGenWeb members are located through the world, not just in Georgia.  We rely on the resources of the Internet and on volunteers who are able to transcribe primary documents to assist us in getting information on line.

  If you have information that you are willing to share, such as cemetery, census, marriage, deeds, or wills that you have transcribed, or that you would be willing for me to transcribe,  please let me know and I will be glad to transcribe them, if needed, and  put them up on the page.  If you have a home page relating to ancestors from Hancock County, I would like to have that also.  Any old photos would be great to have too.  Family histories, stories about the county, anything of interest along these lines would be helpful. 

Brief History of Hancock County

Hancock County was founded December 17, 1793, and was originally part of Greene and Washington counties. Part of  Baldwin County, east of the Oconee River was part of Hancock from 1793 until 1807.  A portion of Hancock was set aside to create Taliaferro County in 1825.  It is Georgia's fifteenth county,  and was named for John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence.  The city of Sparta (named for the classical Greek city) was established in 1795 and incorporated by the legislature on December 3rd,  1805 as the county seat. It was founded in 1795 by American Revolutionary Officer, Major Charles Ambercrombie of North Carolina.    Millmore Gristmill, located within the county, was the site of the historic 1786 peace treaty between Georgia and the Creek Indian Nation.  The county encompasses 473.3 square miles, and  lies between the Oconee and Ogeechee Rivers  in east central Georgia. 


A More In-Depth History of Hancock County

Surrounding Counties:  Baldwin, Glascock, GreeneTaliaferro, Washington, Warren, and Putnam

       Hancock County GAGenWeb Archives - (Contains cemeteries, wills, bibles, marriages, death records,  military information, and much more)

   Books for Sale  - Published Resources for Hancock County Republished History of Hancock County Now Available.  Click HERE for more information.

      Census Index - (SK Publications)              1820

              1830 (Transcription on line - click HERE)

              1840 (Transcription on line - click HERE)

              1850  (Transcription on line - click HERE)

              1880 (Family History Center Complete Census)

    Cemeteries and Churches

                Friends of Hancock County Cemeteries (Contains list of all known cemeteries in Hancock County, including GPS coordinates, directions, and pictures)

                "Register of Members of Zebulon Methodist Church, South", 1871-1937 

                History of Darien Baptist Church (includes member records) 

                Pictures of some Churches in Hancock County   

                Georgia Baptist Church Records, Jack Tarver Library, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia

                Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

                Writings from Horeb Baptist Church - 1792 - 1960 

                 Historic Churches of Hancock County (pictures and history)  



                 War Between the States                  CSA Soldier Pension Application - Thomas M. Jackson - 1896 

                  Pictures of Confederate Soldiers of Hancock County

                   List of all Land Lottery Grants Made to Veterans of the Revolutionary War by the State of Georgia (Includes 1820, 1827 and 1832 land lotteries)

                  Picture of Dedication of Revolutionary Patriot Grave - Seth Kennedy of Hancock County - April 2, 2005   

                  Georgia  Soldiers who Perished in World War I

                 Georgia Soldiers who Perished in World War II  

                 Georgia Soldiers who Perished in the Korean War

                 Georgia Soldier who Perished in the Vietnam War

                  War Memorial Square Photos - Hancock County, Sparta, GA

                  New Book - "Hancock County, Georgia Heroes:  Veterans from 1914 - 2014

        Surnames and Researchers (post your queries here to get in touch with others researching your Hancock County surnames)

          Biographies of Hancock County Families

          Cousin Connect - Another place to post your genealogy queries

          Look Up Volunteers and Local (for a fee)  Researchers 

          Face Book Pages of Interest

          Bible Records 


           Transcription of Will  Books A,  AA, AAA, AAAA, B and C  (1794-1807)


           Home Pages of Hancock County Researchers

           List of 1925 Graduates of 10th District Agriculture School  

           Photo of Sparta High School Graduation Class of 1933 (includes names)

           Old Pictures of   Hancock County Settlers

           1931/32 Sparta High School Basketball Team

           Hancock County In the News - 1900 - 1909 (Includes surname index) 

           Old Newspapers - Web Sites to Search

             Obituaries and Estates

             Consolidated Report of Physicians for the County of Hancock

             Commencement Program - Sparta High School - Class of 1923

              Newspaper Abstracts from the Georgia Argus and the Georgia Journal, Milledgeville, GA - 1810

              The Uncle Remus Regional Library System (actual copies of  various Hancock County newspapers 1826-1963

              Native American Genealogy

              Thomas Lee ("Pee Wee" Butts - Negro League Baseball Player from Hancock County

              Current DOT Map (includes cemeteries)


      Genealogical Societies

         East Georgia Genealogical Society

           Georgia Genealogical Society

            Georgia Historical Society         

       Resources for Research in Hancock County


         Historic Places Located in Hancock County

                Old Post Cards of Sparta and Hancock County

                    MORE Old Post Cards of Sparta and Hancock County

                   Rock Mill Plantation             

                   Hamburg State Park

                   Houses on the National Register of Historic Places

                   Historical Markers

                   Historic Piedmont Scenic Byway - Hancock and Putnam Counties

           Program from "Spotlights of Sparta, Georgia" - Sesqui-Centennial Celebration  -  1805 - 1955    



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