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Pierce County, Georgia
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Pierce County, Georgia Facts

When was Pierce County, GA Created?
Pierce County was established on December 18, 1857 from Appling County and Ware County . The county was named in honor of Franklin Pierce (1804-1869), fourteenth President of the United States.

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

What counties are adjacent to Pierce County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Appling County (north), Wayne County (northeast), Brantley County (southeast), Ware County (west), Bacon County (northwest)

Pierce County, GA Vital Records

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

The Pierce 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.

Pierce County, GA Census Records

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

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

Pierce County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Pierce County Courthouse

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

Pierce County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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