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Appling County, Georgia
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Appling County, Georgia Facts

When was Appling County, GA Created?
Appling County was established on December 15, 1818 from Land ceded by the Creek Indians in theTreaty of Fort Jackson in 1814 and the Treaty of the Creek Agency in 1818. ( portions of Appling County were used to create the following counties: Pierce in 1857, Jeff Davis in 1905, and Bacon in 1914). The county was named in honor of Colonel Daniel Appling (1787 - 1818), a hero of the War of 1812.

What is the County Seat of Appling County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Baxley and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Appling County, GA?
Bordering Counties are Toombs County (north), Tattnall County (northeast), Wayne County, Pierce County (south), Jeff Davis County (west), Bacon County (west)

Appling County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Appling County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Appling County vital records can be found at the Georgia Department of Health which has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Appling County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Appling Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Appling 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.

Appling County, GA Census Records

What Appling County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Appling County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Appling County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Appling County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Appling County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Appling County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide

Appling County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Appling County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Appling County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Appling County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Appling County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Appling County, GA?
A list of Accomack County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Appling County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Appling County, GA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Appling County.These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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