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Walton County, Georgia
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Walton County, Georgia Facts

When was Walton County, GA Created?
Walton County was established on December 15, 1818 from Creek Cession of 1818. The county was named in honor of George Walton (1749 - 1804), one of Georgia's delegates to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence.

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

What counties are adjacent to Walton County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Barrow County (north), Oconee County (northeast), Morgan County, Newton County (south), Rockdale County (southwest), Gwinnett County (northwest)

Walton County, GA Vital Records

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

The Walton 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.

Walton County, GA Census Records

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

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

Walton County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Walton County Courthouse

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

Walton County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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