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Richmond County, Georgia Facts

When was Richmond County, GA Created?
Richmond County was established on February 5, 1777 from St Paul Parish (portion of Richmond County was used to create Columbia County (1790)). The county was named in honor of Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond (1735 - 1806), who was sympathetic to the cause of colonial independence.

What is the County Seat of Richmond County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Augusta and in the current county government website is www.augustaga.gov/

What counties are adjacent to Richmond County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Edgefield County, SC (north), Aiken County, SC (northeast), Burke County (south)Jefferson County (southwest), McDuffie County (west), Columbia County (northwest)


Richmond County, GA Vital Records

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

The Richmond 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.


Richmond County, GA Census Records

What Richmond County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Richmond County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790 (missing), 1800 (missing), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Richmond County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Richmond County Courthouse

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


Richmond County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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