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Tattnall County, Georgia
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Tattnall County, Georgia Facts

When was Tattnall County, GA Created?
Tattnall County was established on December 5, 1801 from Montgomery County (portions of Tattnall County were used to help create Toombs County in 1905 and Candler and Evans counties in 1914 ).

The county was named in honor of Josiah Tattnall (1764 - 1803), a U.S. Senator and the Governor of Georgia.

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

What counties are adjacent to Tattnall County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Candler County (north), Evans County (northeast), Liberty County ( east-southeast), Long County, Wayne County (south), Appling County (southwest), Toombs County (west)

Tattnall County, GA Vital Records

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

The Tattnall 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.

Tattnall County, GA Census Records

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

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

Tattnall County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Tattnall County Courthouse

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

Tattnall County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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