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Wilkinson County, Georgia
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Wilkinson County, Georgia Facts

When was Wilkinson County, GA Created?
Wilkinson County was established on May 11, 1803 from Creek Cessions of 1802 and 1805. The county was named in honor of General James Wilkinson (1757 - 1825), a hero of the Revolutionary War and of the War of 1812.

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

What counties are adjacent to Wilkinson County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Baldwin County (north), Washington County ( northeast), Johnson County (east), Laurens County, Twiggs County (southwest), Jones County (northwest)

Wilkinson County, GA Vital Records

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

The Wilkinson 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.

Wilkinson County, GA Census Records

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

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

Wilkinson County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Wilkinson County Courthouse

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

Wilkinson County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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