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Johnson County, Georgia
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Johnson County, Georgia Facts

When was Johnson County, GA Created?
Johnson County was established on December 11, 1858 from Emanuel County, Laurens County and Washington County. The county was named in honor of Herschel Vespasian Johnson (1812 - 80), a U.S. Senator and the Governor of Georgia.

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

What counties are adjacent to Johnson County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Washington County (north), Jefferson County (northeast), Emanuel County (east), Treutlen County (south), Laurens County (southwest), Wilkinson County (west).

Johnson County, GA Vital Records

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

The Johnson 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.

Johnson County, GA Census Records

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

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

Johnson County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Johnson County Courthouse

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

Johnson County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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