Winder street scene circa 1920

Winder, circa 1920



Photo courtesy Georgia Archives


First Methodist Church, Winder, circa 1905


Photo courtesy Georgia Archives


First Baptist Church, Winder

First Baptist Church, Winder, 1919



Photo courtesy Georgia Archives


Statham Depot, after 1912


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Congregation of Bush Chapel AME Zion Church, Easter Sunday, 1920


Photo Courtesy Georgia Archives


Welcome to Barrow County, Georgia. Although a relatively young county, there’s a lot of history to discover. Please help your fellow researchers by contributing information about your family or community. If you have any questions, comments, or material to contribute, e-mail me.

Barrow County was created in 1914 from parts of Gwinnett, Jackson, and Walton Counties. A major reason for its creation was the interesection of its three parent counties within the city of Winder. To quote one of the supporters of the new county, “it was frequently difficult for a man even to die in Winder, as it was sometimes necessary to take out letters of administration in all of the counties.” The clickable map to the right will take you to Barrow County’s neighbors.

Many thanks to former coordinator MK Harrison for her work with this site.

Jackson County Clarke County Oconee County Walton County Gwinnett County Hall County


Articles from old newspapers about Barrow County people and places


People, places, and things that can help you in your Barrow County research


Transcribed records on this site, and links to some located elsewhere


Links of general interest to genealogists, not specific to Barrow County