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.

County Records:

Estate records, deeds and mortgages, tax digest, court dockets (records going back to 1824), voter list, original wills, and aerial photo maps.
City Records:

Minutes and Mayor's Court Dockets going back into the 19th century, tax digests, ledgers, scrapbooks, and voter rolls.
School Records:

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.
Microfilm Inventory:

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.

Oral Histories:

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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