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Newton County, Georgia
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Newton County, Georgia Facts

When was Newton County, GA Created?
Newton County was established on November 30, 1821 from Henry County, Jasper County, and Walton County. The county was named in honor of Sergeant John Newton (1755 - 80), a hero of the Revolutionary War.

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

What counties are adjacent to Newton County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Walton County (north), Morgan County (east), Jasper County (south), Butts County (south), Henry County (southwest), Rockdale County (northwest)

Newton County, GA Vital Records

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

The Newton 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.

Newton County, GA Census Records

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

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

Newton County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Newton County Courthouse

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

Newton County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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