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Baker County, Georgia Facts

When was Baker County, GA Created?
Baker County was established on December 12, 1825 from Early County (Portions of Baker County was used to form Dougherty County (1853) and Mitchell County (1857), Calhoun County (1854) and Miller County (1856) ). The county was named in honor of Colonel John Baker (died 1792), a hero of the American Revolutionary War.

What is the County Seat of Baker County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Newton and in the current county government website is www.bakercountyga.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Baker County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Dougherty County (northeast), Mitchell County (east), Decatur County (southwest), Early County (west), Miller County (west), Calhoun County (northwest).


Baker County, GA Vital Records

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

The Baker 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.


Baker County, GA Census Records

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

Baker County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Baker County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Baker County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Baker 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


Baker County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Baker County Courthouse

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


Baker County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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