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Bartow County, Georgia
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Bartow County, Georgia Facts

When was Bartow County, GA Created?
Bartow County was established on December 3, 1832 from a portion of Cherokee County. (originally called Cass County after General Lewis Cass ). The county was named in honor of General Francis S. Bartow (1816 - 61), Confederate political leader, and the first Confederate general killed in the American Civil War.

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

What counties are adjacent to Bartow County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Gordon County (north), Pickens County (norteast), Cherokee County ( east), Cobb County, Paulding County (south), Polk County (southwest), Floyd County (west)

Bartow County, GA Vital Records

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

The Bartow 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.

Bartow County, GA Census Records

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

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

Bartow County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Bartow County Courthouse

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

Bartow County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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