Holdings and Collections of the Thomaston-Upson Archives
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
- 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
- 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.
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