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Grady County, Georgia
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Grady County, Georgia Facts

When was Grady County, GA Created?
Grady County was established on August 17, 1905 from Decatur County and Thomas County. The county was named in honor of Henry Woodfin Grady (1850 - 89), famous orator and managing editor of the Atlanta Constitution.

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

What counties are adjacent to Grady County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Mitchell County (north), Thomas County (east), Leon County FL (south), Gadsden County FL (southwest), Decatur County (west)

Grady County, GA Vital Records

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

The Grady 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.

Grady County, GA Census Records

What Grady County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Grady County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Grady County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Grady County Courthouse

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

Grady County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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