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

Photo courtesy Georgia Archives

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.”

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

Our GAGenWeb Neighbors

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