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GC1Y 1000:Social Problems: Local Histories

Georgia Local Histories

Many local histories of counties and towns in Georgia, as well as collections of lists of records in individual counties, were created by the Historical Records Survey, a project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) New Deal Program.  One of the largest components of the project was the Survey of County Records, which according to Clifton Dale Foster "located, identified, arranged, and described massive amounts of public records found in county archives."

Other county histories have been published by organizations such as the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Several of these volumes can be found in the Circulating Collection of the library.  To locate county histories, search the catalog at

County/Town Histories from the New Georgia Encyclopedia