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Muscogee County, Georgia Facts

When was Muscogee County, GA Created?
Muscogee County was established on June 9, 1825 from Creek Cession of 1826. The county was named in honor of Muskogee ethnic group, to which the Creek and Seminole Nations belong.

What is the County Seat of Muscogee County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Columbus and in the current county government website is www.columbusga.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Muscogee County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Harris County (north), Talbot County (northeast), Chattahoochee County (south), Russell County, AL (southwest), Lee County, AL (west).


Muscogee County, GA Vital Records

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

The Muscogee 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.


Muscogee County, GA Census Records

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

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


Muscogee County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Muscogee County Courthouse

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


Muscogee County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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