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Baldwin County, Georgia Facts

When was Baldwin County, GA Created?
Baldwin County was established on June 27, 1806 from Creek cessions of 1802 and 1805. (baldwin County lost area to Morgan County, Jones County, Putnam County, and Randolph County and gained land from Hancock County and Washington County). The county was named in honor of Abraham Baldwin (1754 - 1807), a Founding Father, a U.S. Senator (1799 - 1807), one of the Georgia delegates who signed the U.S. Constitution.

What is the County Seat of Baldwin County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Milledgeville and in the current county government website is www.baldwincountyga.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Baldwin County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Putnam County (north), Hancock County (northeast), Washington County ( east), Wilkinson County (south), Jones County (west).


Baldwin County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Baldwin County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Baldwin 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 Baldwin 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.


Baldwin County, GA Census Records

Baldwin County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your Family Tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Baldwin County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Baldwin County Courthouse

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


Baldwin County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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