Floyd County, Georgia Militia Districts

(census districts)

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Floyd County, Georgia adjoins Cherokee County, Alabama on Cherokee's east. This map was published in one of Shirley F. Kinney's volumes. Mrs. Kinney is an outstanding genealogist and transcriber of records in Rome, Georgia. Her books can be ordered from 12 Dell Place, Rome, GA 30161.

Militia Districts of Floyd County, Georgia

Quoted from N.W. Ga. Hist. & Genealogical Society Quarterly - Vol. 28, No. 4, Fall 1996.
(Information found in the files of the John Harris papers at Special Collections in the Rome--Floyd County Library, Rome, Georgia.)

In 1840 only seven districts had been organized according to the census of 1840. There were numbers only listed, but it is believed that they wee in the areas we have placed in parentheses. These districts were, then in 1840:
  • 829th (Cave Spring)
  • 855th (North Carolina)
  • 859th (Watters)
  • 919th (Rome)
  • 924th (Barkers)
  • 949th (Floyd Springs)
  • 962d (Chulio)
From an old copy of the TRI-WEEKLY COURIER, January 16th, 1866, an article shows that the number of districts had grown to those listed below. There have been so many alterations in boundaries and names that these may not be accurate.
  • 829th (1029th) Cave Spring
  • 855th North Carolina
  • 859th Watters
  • 919th Rome
  • 923rd Dirtown
  • 924th Barker's
  • 939th Floyd Springs
  • 962nd Chulio
  • 1048th Etowah
  • 1050th Livingston
  • 1120th Popskull
The United States census for 1950 shows districts to include:
  • 829 Cave Spring
  • 855 North Carolina
  • 859 Watters (Shannon)
  • 919 Rome
  • 923 Texas Valley
  • 924 Barker's
  • 949 Floyd Springs
  • 962 Chulio
  • 1048 Etowah
  • 1059 Livingston
  • 1120 Mount Alto
  • 1337 Everett Springs
  • 1453 Foster's Mill
  • 1478 Vann's Valley
  • 1504 Howell's
  • 1562 Lindale (Silver Creek)
  • 1688 Glenwood
  • 1719 Armuchee
  • 1822 Riverside (Celanese)
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