Collections & Holdings

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Governmental records for the City of Thomaston & Upson County, manuscripts, historical photographs, genealogy material, and over 200 local history collections are housed within the Thomaston-Upson Archives. See below for further detail.


A general collection of books relating to Upson County and the surrounding area.

County Records

  • Aerial Photo Maps
  • Court Dockets (Records Going Back to 1824)
  • Deeds and Mortgages
  • Estate Records
  • Tax Digests
  • Voter Lists

City Records

Minutes and Mayor's Court Dockets going back into the 19th century.

  • Ledgers
  • Scrapbooks
  • Tax Digests
  • Voter Rolls


Both original bound and microfilm copies of Upson County newspapers from 1833 to present.

Microfilm Inventory

Listing of our microfilm holdings.


  • Bobby C. Smith Collection: A comprehensive collection on Upson County history which includes a large map collection.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Collection.
  • Gordon R. Holstun's (former school superintendent) collection of school and civic materials.
  • Jack Morgan's manuscripts of 180 Upson County pioneer families reflecting a lifetime of genealogical research. Collection includes additional family history donations.

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. Read a brief history of Thomaston Mills. The Thomaston Mills finding aid was created by Bonnie Smith in 2003 to 2004. 

Oral Histories

World War II veterans and long-time Upson County residents tell their stories. See World War II Exhibition tab to hear a several short clips.

Lateral Filing Cabinets (Unbound Records)

History of Upson County and Family Genealogies.