Meriwether County, GA

This web site needs a new Webmaster.

Meriwether County, Georgia
Proud Member of American History and Genealogy Project

MERIWETHER - a county in the W. part of Georgia, has an area of about 500 square miles. The Flint river forms its E. boundary, and it is drained by White Oak, Red Oak, Beech, Cane, and Flat Shoal creeks. The surface is generally undulating. The Pine mountains rise W. from the Flint river, and afford much picturesque scenery. Good soil is found, particularly on Flint river. Cotton, Indian corn, wheat, oats, and sweet potatoes are the staples. In 1850 this county produced 12,862 bales of cotton; 594,601 bushels of corn; 98,050 of oats; and 116,791 of sweet potatoes. It contained 21 churches, 360 pupils attending public schools, and 134 attending other schools. Small quantities of gold are found in the N. part. This county is remarkable for its medicinal springs, namely, the Warm Springs, Sulphur Springs, Cold Springs, and Chalybeate Springs. The Warm Springs discharge 1400 gallons per minute, at the temperature of 90 degrees. Fine bathing houses have been erected at this place. Flat Shoal creek furnishes valuable water-power. Formed in 1827, and named in honor of David Meriwether, formerly a member of Congress from Georgia. Capital, Greenville. Population, 16,476, of whom 8483 were free, and 7993, slaves. page 689

Baldwin, Thomas and J. Thomas, M.D. New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Grambo, & Co., 1854

Transcribed by Kristie Setser.

"Please click on the FLAME OF LIFE to visit the site where you may secure your very own FLAME OF LIFE to show your support of our troops"

Note to Submitters

We have been receiving quite a few reports of bad email addresses. If you have a listing on this site, please let us know if your email address changes so that we may update your listing. It's very disappointing when someone can't locate you and they know you have the item they have been looking for, or that they have the item you are seeking. .

Brick Wall
Bios Cemeteries
Church Histories
Family Group Sheets Family Reunions Family Web Pages
Genealogy Events
Genealogy Tidbits
1828-1844 (Part)
Mystery Photo Obituaries
Photo Album Places to Research Research Volunteers
1895 Towns & Cities Veterans Newspaper Articles Militia District Maps
Off Site

This website relies upon submissions from our visitors.
If you have information that you would like to share,
please e-mail us and we will add it to the web site.

"Near-By" Counties
GA Counties Haralson Co. Heard Co. Troup Co. Carroll Co. Coweta Co.

  You are the [an error occurred while processing this directive] Visitor Since moving this site 26 July 2011.

This page was last updated Tuesday, 11-Sep-2018 07:01:37 MDT

 Welcome to The American History and Genealogy Project (AHGP), an unincorporated not-for-profit network of independent sites devoted to History & Genealogy, and covering North American Countries and Territories. For more information about our group, including how you can join us, please see our About page.

Copyright © 2002 - 2011
Doris Robbins