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Talbot County, Georgia Facts

When was Talbot County, GA Created?
Talbot County was established on December 14, 1827 from Muscogee County (portions of Talbot County was used to form Taylor County in 1852 ).

The county was named in honor of Matthew Talbot (1762 - 1827), served in the Georgia State Senate for 15 years, including two years as the President of the Senate, and the Governor of Georgia for two weeks in 1819.

What is the County Seat of Talbot County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Talbotton and in the current county government website is talbotcountychamber.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Talbot County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Upson County (northeast), Taylor County (southwest), Marion County (south), Muscogee County (southwest), Chattahoochee County (southwest), Harris County (west), Meriwether County (northwest)


Talbot County, GA Vital Records

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

The Talbot 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.


Talbot County, GA Census Records

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

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


Talbot County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Talbot County Courthouse

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


Talbot County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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