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Murray County, Georgia
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Murray County, Georgia Facts

When was Murray County, GA Created?
Murray County was established on December 3, 1832 from Cherokee County. The county was named in honor of Thomas W. Murray (1790 - 1832), famous state legislator.

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

What counties are adjacent to Murray County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Polk County, TN (northeast), Fannin County (northeast), Gilmer County (east), Gordon County (south), Whitfield County (west), Bradley County, TN (northwest)

Murray County, GA Vital Records

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

The Murray 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.

Murray County, GA Census Records

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

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

Murray County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Murray County Courthouse

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

Murray County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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