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Harris County, Georgia Facts

When was Harris County, GA Created?
Harris County was established on December 14, 1827 from Muscogee County and Troup County. The county was named in honor of Charles Harris (1772 - 1827), a prominent attorney from Savannah.

What is the County Seat of Harris County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Hamilton and in the current county government website is harriscountyga.gov/.

What counties are adjacent to Harris County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Troup County (north), Meriwether County (northeast), Talbot County (east), Muscogee County (south), Lee County, AL (southwest), Chambers County, AL


Harris County, GA Vital Records

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

The Harris 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.


Harris County, GA Census Records

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

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


Harris County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Harris County Courthouse

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


Harris County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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