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Heard County, Georgia
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Heard County, Georgia Facts

When was Heard County, GA Created?
Heard County was established on December 22, 1830 from Carroll County, Coweta County and Troup County. The county was named in honor of Stephen Heard (1740 - 1815), a hero of the Revolutionary War.

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

What counties are adjacent to Heard County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Carroll County (north), Coweta County (east), Troup County (south), Randolph County, AL (west).

Heard County, GA Vital Records

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

The Heard 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.

Heard County, GA Census Records

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

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

Heard County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Heard County Courthouse

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

Heard County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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