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Fayette County, Georgia Facts

When was Fayette County, GA Created?
Fayette County was established on May 15, 1821 from Creek Cession of 1821 (portions of Fayette County were used to create the following counties: DeKalb (1822), Campbell (1828), Spalding (1851), and Clayton (1858)). The county was named in honor of Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1757 - 1834), a French hero of the Revolutionary War.

What is the County Seat of Fayette County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Fayetteville and in the current county government website is www.fayettecountyga.gov/.

What counties are adjacent to Fayette County, GA?
Bordering Counties are   Fulton County (north), Clayton County (east), Spalding County (south), Coweta County (west)


Fayette County, GA Vital Records

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

The Fayette 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.


Fayette County, GA Census Records

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

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


Fayette County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Fayette County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Fayette County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Fayette 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 Fayette county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county.


Fayette County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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