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Wayne County, Georgia Facts

When was Wayne County, GA Created?
Wayne County was established on May 11, 1803 from Creek Cession of 1802 (portion of Wayne County was used to create Brantley County in 1920).

The county was named in honor of General Anthony Wayne (1745 - 96) -- known as "Mad Anthony Wayne". A U.S. Congressman and a hero of the Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War.

What is the County Seat of Wayne County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Jesup and in the current county government website is www.co.wayne.ga.us/.

What counties are adjacent to Wayne County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Tattnall County (north), Long County (northeast), McIntosh County (east), Glynn County (southeast), Brantley County (south), Pierce County (southwest), Appling County (northwest).


Wayne County, GA Vital Records

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

The Wayne 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.


Wayne County, GA Census Records

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

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


Wayne County, GA Courthouse and Government Records


Wayne County Courthouse

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


Wayne County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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