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This site is a part of The GAGenWeb project and The USGenWeb project devoted solely to the genealogy and history of Wilkes County.  All of the information on this site is provided free of charge to the researcher.  Volunteers are always needed and welcome.  Without you, the site will not grow as it should.  If you would consider volunteering by transcribing records or submitting material or photographs, please click on "Volunteers" to see how you can help.  If you would like additional information on the background of this site, please click on "About this Site".




Wilkes County was established by Georgia's first state constitution -- the Constitution of 1777, which became effective Feb. 5, 1777.

Wilkes County's first courthouse served until the current building was completed in 1904. The new courthouse was built with arches over doors and windows, and an ornate clock tower. In 1958, the courthouse's roof and tower were destroyed by a fire. Subsequently, much of the damage was repaired -- though the courthouse no longer had its distinctive tower and roof. In 1989, as part of an effort to restore the courthouse to its pre-1958 appearance, a new tower (although not as tall as the original) and roof were built. Also in 1989, a rear addition to the courthouse was constructed.


If you have family history, stories, photos, books, marriages, births & death records. Newspaper clippings such as obits, birth, wedding, military, wills or other data about Wilkes County. Send the files to me and I will upload it. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Add your family surnames so others can contact you. A great way to find more information and meet new cousins! Send me an E-Mail include your surnames and I will add them.




Wilkes County Blog

Death Records

 Local History Overview  

Military Records

Historical Markers


 Land Plat with  Index


Plat Narratives

Land Records

Little River Surveys

Land Lotteries


Family Group Sheets

Revolutionary War Pension Applications

Brick Walls

 Revolutionary War Pay Records

Bible Records

WW II Casualty Index


Land Lotteries

Wilkes Family Sites

Griffin Mathis Plat & land Grant

Census Records

USGenWeb Wilkes County Archives




County Resources



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Queries Off-Site

Newspaper Abstracts  

Odd 'n' Ends

Estate Records

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