Collections and Holdings
Governmental and school records, manuscripts, genealogy and
local history holdings inculde the following:
- A general collection of books relating to Upson County and
the surrounding area.
- Estate records, deeds and mortgages, tax digest, court
dockets (records going back to 1824), voter list, original
wills, and aerial photo maps.
- Minutes and Mayor's Court Dockets going back into the 19th
century, tax digests, ledgers, scrapbooks, and voter rolls.
- Accounts going back to 1830's. Transcripts from 1912 are
being microfilmed and will be stored here in the future.
- Both original bound and microfilm copies of Upson County
newspapers from 1833 to present.
- This is a listing of our micofilm holdings.
- Bobby C. Smith Collection: A comprehensive collection on
Upson County history which includes a large map collection.
Jack Morgan's manuscripts of 180 Upson County pioneer families
reflecting a lifetime of genealogical research. Collection
includes additional family history donations.
- Gordon R. Holstun's (former school superintendent)
collection of school and civic materials.
- Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Collection.
Thomaston Mills Collection: Made possible by a grant
provided by the Office of Secretary of State, Georgia Archives,
Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board and the Upson
Historical Society, this collection encompasses the 100-year
history of Thomaston Mills. Photographs, the company newsletter,
Spinning Wheel, mill history, maps and a gamut of material
relating to the functioning of these cotton mills are included
in this collection.
Click here to read a brief history of Thomaston Mills.
The Thomaston Mills finding aid was created by Bonnie Smith in
2003 - 2004. To learn more about the Textile Industry, visit:
Georgia Textile History Sources.
- World War II veterans and long-time Upson County residents
tell their stories (tapes available, not yet transcribed).
Vertical Filing Cabinets (Unbound Records):
- History of Upson County and Family Genealogies.