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Dooly County, Georgia Facts

When was Dooly County, GA Created?
Dooly County was established on May 15, 1821 from Creek Cession of 1821 (portions of Dooly County were used to create the following counties: Worth (1853), Wilcox (1857), Crisp (1905), and Turner (1905) ). The county was named in honor of Colonel John Dooly (1740 - 80), a hero of the American Revolution.

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

What counties are adjacent to Dooly County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Houston County (northeast), Pulaski County (east), Wilcox County (southeast), Crisp County (south), Sumter County (west), Macon County (northwest).


Dooly County, GA Vital Records

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

The Dooly County Health Department, Phone: 229-268-4725, 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.


Dooly County, GA Census Records

What Dooly County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Dooly County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Dooly County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Dooly County Courthouse

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


Dooly County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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