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Lincoln County, Georgia
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Lincoln County, Georgia Facts

When was Lincoln County, GA Created?
Lincoln County was established on February 20, 1796 from Wilkes County. The county was named in honor of General Benjamin Lincoln (1733 - 1810), a hero of the Revolutionary War who was later assigned to the suppression of Shays' Rebellion.

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

What counties are adjacent to Lincoln County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Elbert County (north), McCormick County, SC (northeast), Columbia County (south), McDuffie County (southwest), Wilkes County (west)

Lincoln County, GA Vital Records

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

The Lincoln 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.

Lincoln County, GA Census Records

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

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

Lincoln County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Lincoln County Courthouse

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

Lincoln County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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