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Echols County, Georgia
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Echols County, Georgia Facts

When was Echols County, GA Created?
Echols County was established on December 13, 1858 from Clinch County and Lowndes County . The county was named in honor of General Robert M. Echols (1798 - 1847), a state legislator and a hero of the Mexican-American War.

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

What counties are adjacent to Echols County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Clinch County (northeast), Columbia County FL (south), Hamilton County, FL (south), Lowndes County (west), Lanier County (north).

Echols County, GA Vital Records

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

The Echols 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.

Echols County, GA Census Records

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

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

Echols County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Echols County Courthouse

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

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Echols county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. The County Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1897 destroying all records

Echols County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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