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Stephens County, Georgia Facts

When was Stephens County, GA Created?
Stephens County was established on August 18, 1905 from Franklin County and Habersham County. The county was named in honor of Alexander Stephens (1812 - 83), a U.S. Congressman, the Governor of Georgia, and the first and only Vice President of the Confederate States of America.

What is the County Seat of Stephens County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Toccoa and in the current county government website is www.stephenscountyga.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Stephens County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Oconee County, SC (north), Franklin County (south), Banks County (southwest), Habersham County (west), Rabun County (north)


Stephens County, GA Vital Records

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

The Stephens 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.


Stephens County, GA Census Records

What Stephens County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Stephens County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide


Stephens County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Stephens County Courthouse

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


Stephens County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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