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Bacon County, Georgia
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Bacon County, Georgia Facts

When was Bacon County, GA Created?
Bacon County was established on July 27, 1914 from Appling County, Pierce County and Ware County. The county was named in honor of Augustus Octavius Bacon (1839 - 1914), a U.S. Senator (1895 - 1914) and President pro tempore of the United States Senate.

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

What counties are adjacent to Bacon County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Appling County (northeast), Pierce County (east), Ware County (south), Coffee County (west), Jeff Davis County (northwest).

Bacon County, GA Vital Records

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

The Bacon 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.

Bacon County, GA Census Records

What Bacon County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bacon 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

Bacon County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Bacon County Courthouse

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

Bacon County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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