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Barrow County, Georgia
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Barrow County, Georgia Facts

When was Barrow County, GA Created?
Barrow County was established on July 7, 1914 from Jackson County, Walton County and Gwinnett County. The county was named in honor of "Uncle Dave" David Crenshaw Barrow Jr. (1852 - 1929), the chancellor of the University of Georgia (1906 - 29).

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

What counties are adjacent to Barrow County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Hall County (north), Clarke County (east), Jackson County (east), Oconee County, Walton County (south), Gwinnett County (west).

Barrow County, GA Vital Records

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

The Barrow 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.

Barrow County, GA Census Records

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

Barrow County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Barrow County Courthouse

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

Barrow County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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