This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Carroll County. They are located in Special Collections, Non-Fiction, and Reference Collections at the Villa Rica Public Library.
Carroll County Cemeteries Vol. 1 (Western half of the county; 2005)
Carroll County Cemeteries Vol. 2 (Eastern half of county; 2005)
Carroll County 1850
Carroll County Census 1850
SP 929.375839 COX
This census book has a name index in the back.
Other Dates and Counties
Search the Ancestry database for all U.S. census records from 1790 to 1930.
1890 Census records were lost in a fire. Only a fragment exists, with just a handful of names from Georgia. You can search the few records that remain using Ancestry.
Bethesda Baptist Church, 1849-1949 975.839 WORD
Deeds and Mortgages
Carroll County, Georgia Abstract of Deed Book REF 975.839 WORD
The clerk of court at the Carroll County courthouse has more deed books and their indexes.
Family histories are shelved at SP 929.2, alphabetical by family name.
The History of Villa Rica, City of Gold
REF 975.839 ANDER
The History of Bowdon College
SP 975.839 CAS
At Home in Carrollton: A History Illustrated, 1827-1994
SP 975.839 AT
A History of Temple, Georgia
REF 975.839 HOL
Several of the books listed below also have sections on towns in Carroll County.
Georgia’s Last Frontier; the Development of Carroll County (1971)
SP 975.839 BON
The Heritage of Carroll County, Georgia, 1826-2001
SP 929.375839 HERIT
Looking Back: A Pictorial History of Carroll County (1996)
SP 975.839 LOOKI
Georgia in the War, 1861-1865: A Compendium of Georgia Participants
SP 973.7458 JON
Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865: Index
REF 929.3758 ROSTE
World War II Ordinary Heroes, Carroll County, Georgia
940.5481 MARTI V.1 and V. 2
You can also search for military records, especially Civil War records and World War I draft cards, in the Ancestry database on the library’s computers.
“Villa Rican” 1965 – 1968 , 1994 – present
On microfilm, except recent years are in paper
Telephone and Address Directories
Hill-Donnelly Cross Reference Directory:
Carrollton-Newnan-Lagrange, Georgia and Vicinity
REF 975.839 HILL
For yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.