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City Court of Carrollton records

 Collection
Identifier: LH-0011

Scope and Content

The City Court of Carrollton grouping contains one box of loose items and five bound volumes which date from 1885 to 1938, on criminal dockets, execution dockets, minutes, and records of writs.

Dates

  • Approximately 1885-1947

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users; no restrictions.

User Restrictions

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws.

Administrative History

A City Court typically has jurisdiction with regard to civil, criminal, and traffic matters. It has criminal jurisdiction over offenses punishable by fines or shorter jail terms. The City Court of Carrollton heard criminal offenses including but not limited to: larceny, riot, abandonment, carrying a pistol without a license, selling liquor, gambling, public drunkenness, disturbing divine service, escapement from chain gang, vagrancy, wife beating, adultery and fornication, and cheating and swindling.

Extent

3.21 Linear feet (1 box and 5 bound volumes)

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains original records from the City Court of Carrollton in Carroll County, Georgia, dating from 1885 to 1947. This collection consists of criminal dockets, execution dockets, minutes, and records of writs.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Provenance

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

Related Collections

Carroll County Grand Jury records, LH-0003. Carroll County Ordinary Court records, LH-0004. Carroll County Superior Court records, LH-0005. Carroll County Court Miscellaneous records, LH-0022.

Processed By

Processed by Julie Bogle, 2014.
Title
Guide to the City Court of Carrollton records Approximately 1885-1947 LH-0011
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Written by Julie Bogle, 2014
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Finding aid converted with funds from a UWG FY14 Presidential Assistance Grant.

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

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