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Dodge County, Georgia
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Dodge County, Georgia Facts

When was Dodge County, GA Created?
Dodge County was established on October 26, 1870 from Montgomery County, Pulaski County and Telfair County (borders with Pulaski and Telfair counties were adjusted in 1872, 1874, 1875, and 1876 ). The county was named in honor of William Earle Dodge (1805 - 1883), a temperance leader and businessman from [New York, and a cofounder of  Phelps, Dodge, and Company, a mining and metals company.

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

What counties are adjacent to Dodge County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Laurens County, Wheeler County, Telfair County, Wilcox County, Pulaski County, Bleckley County

Dodge County, GA Vital Records

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

The Dodge 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.

Dodge County, GA Census Records

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

Dodge County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Dodge County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Dodge 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

Dodge County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Dodge County Courthouse

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

Dodge County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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