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Cobb County, Georgia Facts

When was Cobb County, GA Created?
Cobb County was established on December 2, 1832 from Cherokee County. The county was named in honor of Colonel Thomas Willis Cobb (1784 - 1835), a hero of the War of 1812 and a U.S. Congressman.

What is the County Seat of Cobb County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Marietta and in the current county government website is cobbcountyga.gov.

What counties are adjacent to Cobb County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Cherokee County (north), Fulton County (east), southeast, Douglas County (originally part of Campbell) (southwest), Paulding County (west), Bartow County (originally named Cass) (northwest).


Cobb County, GA Vital Records

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

The Cobb 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.


Cobb County, GA Census Records

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

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


Cobb County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Cobb County Courthouse

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


Cobb County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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