These two books were in a estate sale recently and posted on 'EBAY.' I was very luckey to buy them both!
"Henry County, Georgia -- The Mother of Counties" and the accompanying index, both by Vessie Thrasher Rainer.
Both are out of print.
The Mother of Counties Privately published, 1971.
Then it was lublic published in 1988.
Illustrated with b/w photographs.
The author covers the early history, education, military records, natural resources, development, railroads, industry, the Civil War, county government, and genealogical sketches of pioneer families: Alexander, Butler, Cleveland, Copeland, Crumbley, Elliott and allied families, Frear, Grier-Greer, Kimbell, Moseley, Pickens-Crockett-Brown, Pickens-Walkup-Brown-Carmichael-Hooten-Grant, Rodgers, Houston-Stillwell, Thrasher, Turner, and Zachary.
I can't wait until my little fingers and large eyes get to look and read both books! I have been looking for this book ever since I moved into Henry County and now I can say I have the 'History of Henry County Right in my Hands!' Now I can start my own book!
I love history!