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Villa Rica Library Genealogy Resources

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)

929.575839 CARRO

Carroll County Cemeteries Vol. 2 (Eastern half of county; 2005)

929.575839 CARRO



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.


Church Histories

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

Family histories are shelved at SP 929.2, alphabetical by family name.


Local Histories

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.