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Terrell County, Georgia
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Terrell County, Georgia Facts

When was Terrell County, GA Created?
Terrell County was established on February 16, 1856 from Lee County and Randolph County. The county was named in honor of Dr. William Terrell (1778 - 1855), U.S. Congressman.

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

What counties are adjacent to Terrell County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Webster County (north), Sumter County (northeast), Lee County ( east), Dougherty County (southwest), Calhoun County (southwest), Randolph County (west)

Terrell County, GA Vital Records

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

The Terrell 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.

Terrell County, GA Census Records

What Terrell County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Terrell 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.

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

Terrell County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Terrell County Courthouse

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

Terrell County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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