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State and Local History

General Resources
  • Georgia Archives
    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.

  • Georgia Trust
    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.

Archaeology and Pre-History City and Regional Histories Historic Buildings and Places
  • Covered Bridges of Georgia
    Georgia Department of Transportation's web page has a guide to bridge sites.

  • Georgia Courthouses
    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.

Historical Documents and Statistics
  • 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.

Political, Military, and Institutional History Social History and Culture