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Irwin County, Georgia Facts

When was Irwin County, GA Created?
Irwin County was established on December 15, 1818 from Creek Cessions of 1814 and 1818 ( portions of Irwin Counties original boundaries were used to create the following counties: Lowndes and Thomas (1825), Worth (1853), Coffee (1854), Berrien (1856), Wilcox (1857), Tift and Turner (1905), and Ben Hill (1906)). The county was named in honor of Jared Irwin (1751 - 1818), the governor who rescinded the Yazoo Act in 1796.

What is the County Seat of Irwin County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Ocilla and in the current county government website is www.ocillachamber.net/ (Chamber of Commerce).

What counties are adjacent to Irwin County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Ben Hill County (north), Coffee County (east), Berrien County (south), Tift County (southwest), Turner County (northwest)


Irwin County, GA Vital Records

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

The Irwin 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.


Irwin County, GA Census Records

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

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


Irwin County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Irwin County Courthouse

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


Irwin County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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