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Jefferson County, Georgia Facts

When was Jefferson County, GA Created?
Jefferson County was established on February 20, 1796 from Burke County and Warren County  (Louisville served as Georgia's third capital city until 1806). The county was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826), third President of the United States.

What is the County Seat of Jefferson County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Louisville and in the current county government website is www.jeffersoncounty.org/

What counties are adjacent to Jefferson County, GA?
Bordering Counties are   McDuffie County (north), Richmond County (northeast), Burke County ( east), Emanuel County (south), Johnson County (southwest), Glascock County (west), Washington County (west), Warren County (northwest).


Jefferson County, GA Vital Records

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

The Jefferson 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.


Jefferson County, GA Census Records

What Jefferson County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Jefferson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800 (missing), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Jefferson County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Jefferson County Courthouse

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


Jefferson County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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