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Genealogy in the Georgia winter

It's getting cooler and that means it's a good time
to visit OCCHS and other indoor genealogy centers.
Stay comfortable while you dig into old books and newspapers
that haven't yet made their way to the Internet.

We will be open for business (and pleasure) every Tuesday unless otherwise posted. Hours are from 10 am until 2 pm. It's best to arrive at 10 am so you'll have a reasonable chance of completing your day's research. Please drop by for a visit and learn all about your ancestors. We're always at the same place:

45 E Broad St, Fairburn, GA 30213

Give yourself a fantastic gift:

Campbell County Historical Society is a non-profit organization and therefore qualified to issue letters of donations for your income tax purposes.

We are here because of your donations—so help us and you'll be helping yourself. Please consider giving to us, we need your help. OCCHS, PO Box 463, Fairburn, GA 30213 you will need to place a note therein requesting a letter of donation. 

Our WW1 memorial display is up and growing weekly.


The best place to do your research—

We have files and records for tons of Campbell County families. Visit us on Tuesdays from 10 AM–2 PM (sometimes later) or by appointment. Open for business and research every Tuesday, unless noted on this site.



Become famous: We always appreciate old photos to add to our collection. We happily accept pictures depicting history, people, places, and events related to Old Campbell County and all of Georgia.
We're looking for any and all stories about Campbell County, hog killin', turkey hunting, rabbit boxes, grandpa's snoring, and other tales from your past. If you don't tell your stories, they will one day be gone forever.


Email your stories to askocchs@yahoo.com, or use the old method my mailing to PO Box 463, Fairburn 30213.

Courthouse tours
We welcome visitors to the old courthouse, whether you are a researcher, historian, or someone who loves to see old buildings. Just let us know ahead of time, especially if you have four or more people in your group.

Great opportunity to improve your research skills and help others:

If you are interested in becoming an OCCHS Tuesday volunteer (hours 10–2) please contact OCCHS by email. On the plus side:

  • Learn more about genealogy and how to research
  • Meet new people who may have data that you need
  • Help others with their brick-wall family tree problems
  • Share your stories with other genealogy fans
  • Become involved with community history
  • Help OCCHS help others


On the minus side:

  • Nothing we can think of.

President Sid Brown. askocchs@yahoo.com or res. 678 850-6506,

Who are we?

The Old Campbell County Historical Society (OCCHS) invites you to help us preserve the history of our community. If you live in the area that was once Campbell County, the history is part of the place where you reside. And you are now a part of tomorrow's history. We invite you to help us preserve the facts and artifacts of the past.

Front of old courthouse building with four white columns and two staircases. Trees in front yard.
OCCHS was formed in 1970 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic Campbell County Courthouse and the documents, images, artifacts, and information that are part of our county. The Courthouse in Fairburn is now the home of this society and houses the OCCHS museum which tells the story of Campbell County.

OCCHS has a Research Room in the Campbell County Courthouse which is staffed by volunteers. The museum and research room are open on Tuesdays from 10 AM to 2 PM. For more information about using the research facility or viewing the museum, please contact:

Sidney (Sid) Brown: President: 678 850-6506 (mobile phone)

OCCHS is a non-profit organization which depends solely on membership dues, donations and any money received from special events. The operation of the museum and research center depends entirely on volunteers. Your tax deductible contributions are always appreciated!

Ask a question or make a suggestion

If you have a question about old Campbell County's history or people, send an email to askocchs@yahoo.com. We'll ask our research staff and historians to try to send you an answer.

Quarterly meeting: If you have a suggestion about future meetings or about possible speakers, topics, or anything else, please let us know. We need your input. Email us at askocchs@yahoo.com, or do it the old-fashioned way with a letter to:

PO Box 463
Fairburn GA 30213