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Oconee County, Georgia
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Oconee County, Georgia Facts

When was Oconee County, GA Created?
Oconee County was established on February 25, 1875 from Clarke County. The county was named in honor of Oconee River, which forms its eastern boundary.

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

What counties are adjacent to Oconee County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Clarke County (north), Oglethorpe County ( east), Greene County (south), Morgan County (south), Walton County (west), Barrow County (northwest)

Oconee County, GA Vital Records

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

The Oconee 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.

Oconee County, GA Census Records

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

Oconee County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Oconee County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Oconee 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

Oconee County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Oconee County Courthouse

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

Oconee County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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