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Franklin County, Georgia
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Franklin County, Georgia Facts

When was Franklin County, GA Created?
Franklin County was established on February 25, 1784 from Cherokee and Creek Cessions of 1783 (portions of Franklin County were used to help create the following counties: Madison (1811), Hart (1853), Banks (1858), and Stephens (1905)). The county was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), writer, inventor, publisher, and a Founding Father of the United States.

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

What counties are adjacent to Franklin County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Stephens County (north), Oconee County, SC (north), Hart County (east), Madison County (south), Banks County (west).

Franklin County, GA Vital Records

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

The Franklin 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.

Franklin County, GA Census Records

What Franklin County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Franklin County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790 (missing), 1800 (missing), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Franklin County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Franklin County Courthouse

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

Franklin County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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