Marion County, Georgia Records
Marion County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 14, 1827 from Lee County and Muscogee County. Between 1827 to 1876, Marion County gave up land to Chattahoochee County, Crawford County, Macon County, Muscogee County, Schley County, Sumter County, Talbot County, Taylor County, and Webster County counties. . Marion County was named in honor of General Francis Marion (1732 - 95), the "Swamp Fox," a hero of the Revolutionary War.
Marion County is bordered by Talbot County (north), Taylor County (northeast), Schley County (east), Sumter County (south), Webster County (south), Chattahoochee County (west)
A Map of Marion County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Marion County, Georgia Courthouse Records
Marion County, GA Courthouse
The Marion County Courthouse is located in Buena Vista, Georgia. The County Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1845, all records were destroyed.
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Marion county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- History of Baker County, Georgia Courthouse
- Marion County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1846 and Court Records from 1846. The County Clerk of Superior Court has jurisdiction over cases for title to land and equity, felony cases, adoptions, divorces, child support and custody enforcement. The clerk also is tasked with recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county. Be aware that Lands were given to Georgia citizens by lotteries for the years 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833.
- Marion County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1846 and Probate Records from 1842.The County Clerk of Probate Court responsibilities include legal proceedings forh Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The county probate judge's office is the office where the most valuable genealogical records are created and maintained in the state of Georgia.
- Marion County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
- Marion County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.
Marion County, Georgia Census Records
- Learn More: State of Georgia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: Georgia Census Substitutes 1790-1890
- State Population Schedules: 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Marion County, Georgia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Georgia Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1919 to present.
- Marriage Records: from June 9, 1952 to present.
- Divorce Records: None. Contact the County Clerk of Superior Court.
- Locations: Georgia Division of Public Health, Vital Records, 2600 Skyland Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30319; (404) 679-4702
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Marion County, Georgia Resources
- Muscogee County Genealogical Society
- Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society
- Marion County, Georgia Message Boards
Marion County, Georgia External Links
- Georgia Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Marion County, Georgia Books - Amazon
- Marion Co., Georgia - FindaGrave
- Georgia Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Georgia Virtual Vault - historical documents, from 1733 to the present
- Marion County, Georgia Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Georgia (1752 - 1997)
- Marion County, GA History
- Marion Co. GAGenweb
- Marion County Historical Chronology
- Marion County, Georgia Ancestry Database Collections
- Historical Maps of Marion County
- Marion County, Georgia Military Records