Georgia Territory censuses were recorded in 1823, 1825, and 1827, only the 1823.
The earliest surviving Georgia census record is the 1820 census record. So, researchers must use other documentation to make up for the missing census records from other years. Some excellent census substitutes come from Wilkes County because over 40% of the state’s citizens lived there in 1790.
Researchers should note that the Franklin County, Rabun County, and Twiggs County census records for 1820 have been lost. Other county records may be missing names or have names that are illegible. Military records, land lottery records, tax lists, and other documents can also be used to fill in missing census information.
A complete set of mortality schedules and census records for Georgia can be found at the FHL, as well as at the Georgia Archives.
Between 1787 and 1866 several Georgia state censuses were taken. However, only some of them are still extant today. Most of them only list heads of households. Several sources have published those records for years before 1852. The Georgia Archives has most of the surviving later census records on microfilm.
Missing Georgia Censuses
1790– 1800 : lost by the federal government before 1895. Land lottery, military and tax lists, and other records, can be used as census substitutes.