Clinch County was created on Feb. 14, 1850 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1849-50, p. 126). Georgia's 95th county was created from portions of Lowndes and Ware counties. Estate records do not begin until 1868.
Earliest settlers: Charles Cowart, Penelope Carter, Abraham Griffis, John Knight, Thomas Nettles, J. A. Osteen, Isham Pattison, David J. Sirmans, William E. Smith, John M. Williams.
Clinch County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Digital Images of Wills 1888 to 1904
- Index 1867 to 1874
- Index to Licenses 1874 to 1889
Testators:Indexes to Probate Records
Crawford, C. C.
- Index to Will Book C 1868 to 1911.
- Index to Warrants of Appraisements, Book A, 1895 to 1916
- Index to Warrants of Appraisements, Book B, 1896 to 1960
Way Down Upon the Suwanee River
By Jeannette Holland Austin
In South Georgia, the Suwanee river rises in the Okefenokee Swamp, emerging at Fargo, Georgia, then runs southwest into Florida, dropping in elevation through limestone layers resulting in a rare Florida whitewater rapid. It then turns west near White Springs, Florida, receiving the waters of the Alapaha and Withlacoochee rivers, which together drain much of south-central Georgia.
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