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Oglethorpe County, Georgia Facts

When was Oglethorpe County, GA Created?
Oglethorpe County was established on December 19, 1793 from Wilkes County (portions of Oglethorpe County were used to create Madison County (1811) and Taliaferro County (1825) )

The county was named in honor of General James Edward Oglethorpe (1696 - 1785), the founder of the Colony of Georgia.

What is the County Seat of Oglethorpe County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Lexington and in the current county government website is www.onlineoglethorpe.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Oglethorpe County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Elbert County (northeast), Wilkes County (east), Taliaferro County, Greene County (south), Oconee County (southwest), Clarke County (west), Madison County (north)


Oglethorpe County, GA Vital Records

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

The Oglethorpe 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.


Oglethorpe County, GA Census Records

What Oglethorpe County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Oglethorpe County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800 (missing), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Oglethorpe County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Oglethorpe County Courthouse

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


Oglethorpe County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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