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Atkinson County, Georgia Facts

When was Atkinson County, GA Created?
Atkinson County was established on August 15, 1917 from Coffee County and Clinch County. The county was named in honor of William Yates Atkinson (1854 - 99), governor of Georgia (1894 - 98) and speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives.

What is the County Seat of Atkinson County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Pearson and in the current county government website is http://www.atkinsonga.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Atkinson County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Coffee County (north), Ware County (east), Clinch County, Lanier County (south), Berrien County (west).


Atkinson County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Atkinson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Atkinson 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 Atkinson County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Atkinson Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Atkinson 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.


Atkinson County, GA Census Records

What Atkinson County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Atkinson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Atkinson County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Atkinson County Courthouse

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


Atkinson County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Pearson Public Library, Phone: 912-422-3500; Open: Monday - Friday 1:30 - 5:00
  • Willacoochee Public Library, Phone: 912-534-5252; Open: Mon, Wed, Fri 10 to 5
  • Georgia State Archives – 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260; 678.364.3700
  • Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA 31401
  • Georgia Genealogical Society , P.O. Box 54574, Atlanta, Georgia 30308-0575

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Atkinson County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Atkinson 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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