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Coffee County, Georgia Facts

When was Coffee County, GA Created?
Coffee County was established on February 9, 1854 from Clinch County, Irwin County, Telfair County, and Ware County (portions of Coffee County were used to create Berrien County (1856), Jeff Davis County (1905), and Atkinson County (1917) ). The county was named in honor of General John E. Coffee (1782 - 1836), a hero of the War of 1812.

What is the County Seat of Coffee County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Douglas and in the current county government website is coffeecountygov.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Coffee County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Telfair County (north), Jeff Davis County (northeast), Bacon County (east), Ware County, Atkinson County (south), Berrien County (southwest), Irwin County (west), Ben Hill County (west).


Coffee County, GA Vital Records

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

The Coffee 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.


Coffee County, GA Census Records

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

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


Coffee County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Coffee County Courthouse

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


Coffee County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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