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Habersham County, Georgia Facts

When was Habersham County, GA Created?
Habersham County was established on December 15, 1818 from Cherokee Cessions of 1817 and 1819 (portions of Habersham County were used to create Cherokee (1831), Lumpkin (1832), White (1857), Banks (1858), and Stephens (1905) ). The county was named in honor of Colonel Joseph Habersham (1751 - 1815), a hero of the Revolutionary War and U.S. Postmaster General in the Cabinet of George Washington.

What is the County Seat of Habersham County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Clarkesville and in the current county government website is www.habershamga.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Habersham County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Rabun County (north), Oconee County, SC (east), Stephens County (east), Banks County (south), Hall County (southwest), White County (west), Towns County


Habersham County, GA Vital Records

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

The Habersham 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.


Habersham County, GA Census Records

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

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


Habersham County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Habersham County Courthouse

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


Habersham County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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