National Register Listing in
Glascock County, Georgia

The state of Georgia was home to the first American-born saint, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, who founded the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Savannah in 1900.
Glascock County, located in the state of Georgia, has a rich history dating back to the early 19th century. The county was established in 1857 and was named in honor of Thomas Glascock, a Georgia congressman and general during the War of 1812. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Creek and Cherokee, before European settlers arrived.

The early settlers in Glascock County were primarily farmers who cultivated crops such as cotton, corn, and tobacco. The county quickly prospered and saw the construction of schools, churches, and businesses. The agricultural economy thrived throughout the 19th century, with the introduction of new farming techniques and the arrival of the railroad in the late 1800s, which provided easier transportation for goods.

During the Civil War, Glascock County, like many other areas in Georgia, faced hardships and challenges. The county sent many of its men to fight for the Confederacy, and some prominent battles were fought in nearby areas. The war had a significant impact on the local economy, with many farms and properties being destroyed or damaged.

In the years after the Civil War, Glascock County gradually recovered and focused on rebuilding its economy. The agricultural industry continued to be the mainstay, with the county producing crops such as cotton and peanuts. Over time, the county experienced various periods of growth and decline, but its strong sense of community and commitment to preserving its heritage have remained constant. Today, Glascock County is a close-knit community that prides itself on its rich history and agricultural traditions.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Glascock County, Georgia.

  • 1857 - Glascock County is formed from portions of Warren and Jefferson counties.
  • 1861-1865 - Glascock County residents serve in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
  • Late 1800s - The county's economy thrives with agriculture as cotton, corn, and livestock are major industries.
  • Early 1900s - Glascock County experiences growth in population and infrastructure development.
  • 1921 - The Great Depression has a significant impact on the county's economy.
  • 1940s-1950s - Glascock County benefits from the post-World War II economic boom.
  • 1981 - Glascock County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 2000s - The county continues to be primarily rural with a focus on agriculture and small businesses.