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Meriwether County, Georgia
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Meriwether County, Georgia Facts

When was Meriwether County, GA Created?
Meriwether County was established on December 14, 1827 from Troup County. The county was named in honor of General David Meriwether (1755 - 1822), a hero of the Revolutionary War and a U.S. Congressman.

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

What counties are adjacent to Meriwether County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Coweta County (north), Spalding County (northeast), Pike County (east), Upson County, Talbot County (south), Harris County (southwest), Troup County (west)

Meriwether County, GA Vital Records

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

The Meriwether 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.

Meriwether County, GA Census Records

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

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

Meriwether County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Meriwether County Courthouse

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

Meriwether County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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