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Butts County, Georgia

Butts County was created on December 24, 1825 from Henry County and Monroe County. The county was named in honor of Captain Samuel Butts (1777 - 1814), a hero of the Creek War.

The Butts County Seat is located in Jackson and in the current county government website is

Counties adjacent to Butts County are  Newton County (north), Jasper County (east), Monroe County (south), Lamar County (southwest), Spalding County (west), Henry County

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

Butts County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Butts County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Butts County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Butts County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Butts County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Butts County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Butts County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently overlook the importance of Butts County court, probate, and land records as a useful resource of genealogy and family history.

The chances are great that your ancestors and forefathers have left a comprehensive record of at least some aspects of their lives in the Butts County court records. Even if your ancestors is not mentioned in a Court case, consider all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

I highly recommend you speak to the clerk's department to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are readily available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Many employees will guide men and women in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the person to do the basic research.

The following county facts denotes the earliest date and what birth, marriage, death, land, wills, and legal records will be in Butts County.

  • Butts County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
  • Butts County Clerk of Superior Court has jurisdiction over cases for title to land and equity, felony cases, adoptions, divorces, , child support and custody enforcement. The clerk also is tasked with recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county.
    • Phone: 770-775-8215
    • Land Records: 1825
    • Court Records: 1826
  • Butts County Clerk of Probate Court responsibilities include legal proceedings forh Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The county probate judge's office is the office where the most valuable genealogical records are created and maintained in the state of Georgia.
    • Phone: 770-775-8204
    • Marriage Records: 1826 
    • Probate Records: 1826
  • The Butts County Health Department (Phone: 770-504-2230) 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.

Butts County Genealogy Links

The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Butts 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. Feel free to submit your own most liked Butts County genealogy or family history related sites.

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