State and Local HistoryGeneral Resources
Selected documents are available for online viewing, including a selection of historical legislative and government documents, a historic postcard collection, and records from the Leo Frank trial.
Georgia Historic Preservation Division, Dept. of Natural Resources
The GHPD's mission is to promote the preservation and use of historic places; their site includes information on archaeology, cemetery preservation, historical surveys, and historic sites.
Georgia Historical Society
Includes information about the society's library and archive, membership and activities, publications, historical markers and other topics.
Georgia Land and People [Georgia Historic Books]
A history of Georgia from colonial times through Reconstruction; written by Frances Mitchell and published in 1900.
A private non-profit organization whose mission is to increase awareness and use of historic sites and buildings. Site includes information on Trust-operated historic buildings.
New Georgia Encyclopedia
The NGE provides online articles and selected images concerned with Georgia's history and culture.
Archaic Period: Overview
Brief description of the early, middle, and late Archaic periods in Georgia; from the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
The Best Children's Books About the Indians of Georgia
Guide compiled by members of the Georgia Library Media Association; includes books, video, audio media, and web sites. Document is in .pdf format.
The Georgia Archaeological Site File
An extensive bibliographic database of site reports and research manuscripts detailing archaeological exploration in Georgia. Produced by the University of Georgia Laboratory of Archaeology.
Links to information about native Americans in Georgia; covers both prehistory and recent time periods.
Indians of Georgia - Important Dates
Brief timeline of Georgia indian pre-history and history. Document is in .pdf format.
Mississippian Period: Overview
Brief description of the Mississippian Period (A.D. 800-1600) in the United States and Georgia; from the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
Paleoindian Period: Overview
Brief description of life in Late Pleistocene Georgia from the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
Advice to Young Men: And a Sketch of of Nacoochee, Georgia and its Surroundings [Georgia Historic Books]
Reminiscences of Nacoochee from an early settler; written by George Walton Williams and published around 1900.
Clarke County, Ga. and the City of Athens [Georgia Historic Books]
Contains information about climate, geology, education, and commerce; written by Charles Strahan, Clarke County Surveyor, and published in 1893.
History of Columbus [Georgia Historic Books]
Compiled by the Georgia history class of Columbus High School and published in 1912.
History of Tybee Island, GA and a Sketch of the Savannah & Tybee Railroad [Georgia Historic Books]
An 1886 history of the area, written by Beale H. Richardson
Memories and Annals [Georgia Historic Books]
Written by Charles Spalding Wylly and published around 1916; contains historical writing concerning Glynn County and coastal Georgia during the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Seed That Was Sown in the Colony of Georgia: the Harvest and the Aftermath, 1740-1870 [Georgia Historic Books]
Written by Charles Spalding Wylly and published in 1910; contains historical writing concerning Glynn and McIntosh counties during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Covered Bridges of Georgia
Georgia Department of Transportation's web page has a guide to bridge sites.
Detailed entries describe the location, architectural style and vintage, and construction details of each county courthouse in Georgia. Also includes information on previous courthouses and some county history.
Georgia Historical Markers
Provides a comprehensive, illustrated database of official historical markers in Georgia. Browsable by county. Includes the an image, the marker text and number, a basic location description, and the latitude and longitude for each entry.
Georgia Historical Plaques
Includes information on eight historical plaques, which are defined as markers not mounted on poles.
Historic Civil Rights Places in the United States
This National Park Service travel itinerary site includes information on several places of interest in Georgia.
Statues and Monuments in Georgia
Provides images and data for statuary and other miscellaneous monuments.
Georgia Archives Virtual Vault
The Virtual Vault contains digitized maps, photographs, and documents held at the Archives; contents may be browsed by subject or searched by keyword.
Georgia Historic Books [Digital Library of Georgia]
Searchable, full electronic text of almost 100 historical Georgia books, most from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Georgia Historic Newspapers [Digital Library of Georgia]
Currently contains scanned images from three 19th century newspapers: The Cherokee Phoenix, The Colored Tribune, The Dublin Post.
Georgia Historical Documents
A collection of notable Georgia-related documents from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
Georgia Historical Photographs
Mostly 20th century photographs; includes some selected paintings and engravings.
Historical Census Browser
Contains searchable census data down to the county level from 1790 to 1960.
Savannah Images Project
Collection of image data base sites created by students and teachers; hosted by Armstrong Atlantic State University.
The Civil War in Georgia
Thorough resource list for Georgia's Civil War experience from Georgia Info; links to original content and outside web pages.
FDR's Ties to Georgia
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a frequent visitor to Georgia; this presentation elaborates on the link between the President and the state of Georgia.
Georgia Library History Project
Currently offers a timeline and an extensive bibliography on the history of Georgia libraries.
The History, Objects, and Achievements of the Georgia Bar Association [Georgia Historic Books]
A paper written by Walter B. Hill and published in 1902; details the history, objects, and achievements of the bar association up to that point.
History of Baptists in Georgia
Site created by Mercer University; discusses church activities by sect from 1733 to present.
History of Georgia in the Eighteenth Century: As Recorded in the Reports of the Georgia Bar Association [Georgia Historic Books]
Written by Orville A. Park and published in 1921; contains Georgia legal history from the 18th century.
History of the University of Georgia [Digital Library of Georgia]
Thomas Walter Reed was the UGA registrar for almost 40 years. The typescript of his history of the university is available here in digital form.
James Edward Oglethorpe Tercentenary
This site documents activities and events surrounding the 1996 commemoration of the Georgia founder's 300th birthday.
Personal Recollections of Sherman's Campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas [Georgia Historical Books]
Written by Capt. George W. Pepper and published in 1866.
The Reconstruction of Georgia [Georgia Historic Books]
Written by Edwin Campbell Wooley and published by the Columbia University Press in 1901.
The Southern States Since the War, 1870-71 [Georgia Historic Books]
A travelogue written by Roger Somers, an Englishman, which covers social and political conditions during Reconstruction; published in 1871.
The University of Georgia: a Short History of its Endowment and Legal Status [Georgia Historic Books]
Written in 1893 by N.J. Hammond to answer critics and secure funding in the state legislature, at the request of that body.
Federal Writer's Project Georgia Life Histories
Between 1936 and 1940, this WPA program solicited occupational life histories and stories about the depression and its effects; stories from Georgians are available online.
Federal Writer's Project Slave Narratives
Between 1936 and 1938, this WPA program solicited stories from former slaves; these narratives can now be read online. Browse by state to locate stories from Georgia.
Inside View of Slavery: or, A Tour Among the Planters [Georgia Historic Books]
Abolitionist tract written by C.G. Parsons and published in 1855, with an introduction by Harriet Beecher Stowe; presents commentary on the system and observations of slave life.
Johnny Mercer Song Database
Georgia State University hosts this database of information about Mercer's published and unpublished songs. Entries include song title, lyricist and composer information, and similar data.
Project Sugar: The Gullah People
Some information on the Gullah culture native to the sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia.
Rural Survey of Clarke County, Georgia, with Special Reference to the Negroes [Georgia Historic Books]
Contains information about economic, educational, religious, and social conditions among Clarke County blacks in the early 20th century; published by the University of Georgia in 1915.
Sanitary Conditions among the Negroes of Athens, Georgia [Georgia Historic Books]
Contains information about housing and health conditions among Clarke County blacks in the early 20th century; published by the University of Georgia in 1918.
Woodward's Reminiscences of the Creek or Muscogee Indians, Contained in Letters to Friends in Georgia and Alabama [Georgia Historic Books]
Correspondence from the mid-19th century detailing interaction between native Americans and settlers in Georgia.