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Carroll County Ordinary Court records

Identifier: LH-0004

Scope and Content

This collection contains two separate accessions. The first accession contains records from Carroll County's Court of Ordinary on a variety of cases. The court records include oaths of office, homestead petitions, Confederate pensions, pauper petitions, and tax receipts. The largest group, though, are road and bridge records. Nine large folders, filling an entire box, contain Highway Department of Georgia proposals and applications for new roads and bridges.

The second accession was received in November 2013. It contains 20 bound volumes, dating from 1868 to 1932, on accounts, homestead petitions, minutes, pauper indexes, pauper petitions, road defaulter dockets, road petitions, roads and bridges, schedules of property, and Wild Land Digests.


  • circa 1868-1932


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws.

Administrative History

Courts of Ordinary typically have jurisdiction with regard to roads, bridges, ferries, public buildings, paupers, county officers, and county funds and taxes. The Carroll Court of Ordinary kept records of roads, bridges, accounts, schedules of property, paupers, and related petitions.


13.0 Linear feet (2 boxes, 1 OV box, 20 bound volumes)




This collection contains original records from the Court of Ordinary in Carroll County, Georgia, dating from 1868 to 1932. One of the boxes in its entirety contains Highway Department of Georgia proposals and applications for new roads and bridges.


This collection is arranged by accession into two series and then alphabetically by folder.

Custodial History note

In 1987, West Georgia College Special Collections librarian, Myron House, and Neva Lomason Special Collections librarian, Rudene Hollingsworth, obtained the Carroll County Court records from storage in a granite vault in the basement of the old Carroll County Courthouse. They were loose papers originally destined for destruction. The records were then divided between the two institutions because of storage space concerns. In 2013, the Carroll County Court records (Ordinary, Superior, and Misc. along with City Court of Carrollton) were transferred to UWG Special Collections from the Neva Lomason Library except for tax records which were retained by the Neva Lomason Library.


Donated by Tracy Teal, Carroll County Commissioner, and by Alan J. Lee, Clerk of Carroll County Superior Court, in November 2013.

Related Archival Materials note

Carroll County Grand Jury records, LH-0003 Carroll County Superior Court records, LH-0005 City Court of Carrollton records, LH-0011 Carroll County Court Miscellaneous records, LH-0022

Harmful Content Warning Note

This collection includes materials that contain offensive language and/or images. It is important for Ingram Library’s Special Collections to acknowledge that racism and bigotry, including terms considered derogatory and terms that were used historically, are present in this collection. Encountering racist or derogatory language content can be difficult and painful. The University of West Georgia offers counseling and other support services for current students, faculty, and staff.

Processed By

Processed by Sarah Warren in April 2009 and Julie Bogle in January 2014.

Guide to the Carroll County Ordinary Court records, 1868-1932 LH-0004
Finding aid prepared by Written by Sarah Warren, April 2009; Julie Bogle, January 2014.
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Description is in English
Finding aid converted with funds from a UWG FY14 Presidential Assistance Grant.

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States