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Houston County, Georgia Facts

When was Houston County, GA Created?
Houston County was established on May 15, 1821 from Creek Cession of 1821 (portions of Houston County were used to create the following counties: DeKalb, Bibb, Pike, and Crawford (1822); Macon (1837); and Peach (1924)). The county was named in honor of John Houstoun (1744-1796), member of the Continental Congress who became governor of Georgia in 1778.

What is the County Seat of Houston County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Perry and in the current county government website is www.houstoncountyga.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Houston County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Bibb County (north), Peach County (west), Twiggs County ( east), Bleckley County (southeast), Pulaski County (south)-southeast, Dooly County (south), Macon County (southwest)


Houston County, GA Vital Records

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

The Houston 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.


Houston County, GA Census Records

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

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


Houston County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Houston County Courthouse

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


Houston County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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