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Chattooga County, Georgia
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Chattooga County, Georgia Facts

When was Chattooga County, GA Created?
Chattooga County was established on December 28, 1838 from Floyd and Walker. The county was named in honor of Chattooga River.

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

What counties are adjacent to Chattooga County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Walker County (north), Floyd County (east), Cherokee County, AL (west), DeKalb County, AL (west).

Chattooga County, GA Vital Records

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

The Chattooga 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.

Chattooga County, GA Census Records

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

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

Chattooga County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Chattooga County Courthouse

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

Chattooga County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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