Old Milton County no longer exists. It is located in North Fulton County which was created in 1853. In 1857 Milton County (now now Fulton County) included parts of Cherokee, Forsyth and Cobb Counties. Milton was named for John Milton, Georgia's first Secretary of State and ws located North of the Chattahochee River (now Fulton County). Fulton was named for Robert Fulton, the famous inventor who experimented with a submarine boat in 1801 in France and built the Clermont, a steamboat which sailed up the Hudson River in 1807. During the Revolutionary War, Milton traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, and New Bern, North Carolina before moving to Maryland with the official records of the state while Georgia was occupied by the English. Campbell and Milton County merged with Fulton on January 1, 1932. At this time Roswell was ceded from Cobb County. Research in Fulton and Campbell Counties should be done with Milton, as they were once altogether. Early Settlers: Morgan Fields, Robert Martin, John Nix, Hiram Taylor and Dabner Yancey.
Milton County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
- Wills 1865-1882 (abstracts).
- Digital Images 1865 to 1882Testators: Bennett, D. W.;Binion, Job;Brown, Francis;Chamblee, Elisha;Crosby, Gardner;Dildy, Levi;Fields, Morgan;Hook, Jacob; Johnston, John G.;Land, Nancy;Lee, James;Martin, Robert;Maxwell, Jeremiah;Nesbit, W. H.;Newton, N. G.;Nix, John;Reavis, John; Rogers, William;Scales, Jesse;Taylor, Hiram;Yancy, DabneyIndexes to Probate Records
- Will Book A 1865-1882.
- Will Book B 1879-1928.
- Legal Advertising 1868-1873.
History & Genealogy by Jeannette Holland Austin
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