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Fannin County, Georgia Facts

When was Fannin County, GA Created?
Fannin County was established on January 21, 1854 from Gilmer County and Union County. The county was named in honor of Colonel James Walker Fannin Jr. (1809 - 36), a hero of the Texas Revolution.

What is the County Seat of Fannin County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Blue Ridge and in the current county government website is www.fannincountyga.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Fannin County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Cherokee County, NC (northeast), Union County (east), Dawson County (west), Lumpkin County (west), Gilmer County (west), Murray County (west), Polk County, TN (northwest).


Fannin County, GA Vital Records

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

The Fannin 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.


Fannin County, GA Census Records

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

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


Fannin County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Fannin County Courthouse

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


Fannin County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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