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Charlton County, Georgia
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Charlton County, Georgia Facts

When was Charlton County, GA Created?
Charlton County was established on February 18, 1854 from Camden County. The county was named in honor of Robert Milledge Charlton (1807 - 54), a jurist, a U.S. Senator (1852 - 54), and the mayor of Savannah.

What is the County Seat of Charlton County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Folkston and in the current county government website is ?.

What counties are adjacent to Charlton County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Brantley County ( northeast), Nassau Count y FL (east), Camden County (east), Baker County, FL (south), Ware County (west).

Charlton County, GA Vital Records

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

The Charlton 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.

Charlton County, GA Census Records

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

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

Charlton County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Charlton County Courthouse

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

Charlton County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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