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Jasper County, Georgia Facts

When was Jasper County, GA Created?
Jasper County was established on December 10, 1807 from Baldwin County (was originally called Randolph County until 1812 when portions of Newton County was added to Jasper in 1822, 1834 (repealed 1841) and 1850, a part of Walton County was added in 1820. Part of Jasper County was set off to Morgan County in 1815, part to Newton County in 1821). The county was named in honor of Originally named after Representative John Randolph of Virginia. In 1812 name was changed and named after Sergeant William Jasper (1750-1779), a hero of the Revolutionary War.

What is the County Seat of Jasper County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Monticello and in the current county government website is www.jaspercountyga.org/ (Board of Commisioners).

What counties are adjacent to Jasper County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Morgan County (northeast), Putnam County ( east), Jones County (south), Monroe County (southwest), Butts County (west), Newton County (northwest).


Jasper County, GA Vital Records

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

The Jasper 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.


Jasper County, GA Census Records

What Jasper County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Jasper County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Jasper County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Jasper County Courthouse

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

  • Jasper County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
  • Jasper County Clerk of Superior Court has jurisdiction over cases for title to land and equity, felony cases, adoptions, divorces, , child support and custody enforcement. The clerk also is tasked with recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county.
    • Phone: 706-468-4909
    • Land Records: 1808
    • Court Records: 1808
  • Jasper County Clerk of Probate Court responsibilities include legal proceedings forh Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The county probate judge's office is the office where the most valuable genealogical records are created and maintained in the state of Georgia.
    • Phone:706-468-4903
    • Marriage Records: 1808; Birth Certificates. Some scattered birth certificates are available from the early 1900's, these are mostly "delayed" birth certificates. Birth certificates from around 1920 to present are available. $10.00 each for a certified copy; Death Records. From the late 1920's are available, a $10.00 fee is charged for each certified copy. ; Marriage Records. From 1808. A $5.00 search fee is required. A copy will be provided showing the book and page number.
    • Probate Records: 1809; Will and Estate Records from 1818. A $5.00 search fee is required. If the record is extremely long, the cost may be more. The Court will bill for any additional costs.
  • Georgia Land Lotteries of 1805, 1807, 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833.
  • County Tax Digests
  • County Records Microfilm Index
  • Inventory of the county archives of Georgia
  • BLM Land Records

Jasper County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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