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Upson County, Georgia
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Upson County, Georgia Facts

When was Upson County, GA Created?
Upson County was established on December 15, 1824 from Crawford County and Pike County. The county was named in honor of Stephen Upson (1786 - 1824), a noted state legislator.

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

What counties are adjacent to Upson County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Lamar County (north), Pike County (north), Monroe County ( northeast), Crawford County (south), Taylor County (south), Talbot County (southwest), Meriwether County (northwest).

Upson County, GA Vital Records

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

The Upson 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.

Upson County, GA Census Records

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

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

Upson County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Upson County Courthouse

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

Upson County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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