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Towns County, Georgia
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Towns County, Georgia Facts

When was Towns County, GA Created?
Towns County was established on March 6, 1856 from Rabun County and Union County. The county was named in honor of George Washington Towns (1801 - 54), governor of Georgia during the antebellum period.

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

What counties are adjacent to Towns County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Clay County, NC (north), Rabun County (east), Habersham County (south), White County (south), Union County (west)

Towns County, GA Vital Records

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

The Towns 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.

Towns County, GA Census Records

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

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

Towns County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Towns County Courthouse

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

Towns County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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