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Fayette County, Georgia
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Fayette County, Georgia Facts
When was Fayette County, GA Created?
Fayette County was established on May 15, 1821 from Creek Cession of 1821 (portions of Fayette County were used to create the following counties: DeKalb (1822), Campbell (1828), Spalding (1851), and Clayton (1858)).
What is the County Seat of Fayette County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Fayetteville and in the current county government website is www.fayettecountyga.gov/.
What counties are adjacent to Fayette County, GA?
Bordering Counties are Fulton County, Clayton County, Spalding County, Coweta County
Fayette County, GA Vital Records
Where can find Fayette County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Fayette 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 Fayette County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Fayette Co. Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.
The Fayette 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives Georgia Marriage Project
- Georgia, Births and Christenings, 1754-1960
- Marriage Records from Microfilm
- Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944
- Georgia Marriages to 1850
- Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900
- Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967
- Georgia Death Certificates, 1919-1927
- Georgia Non-Indexed Death Certificates, 1928-1930
- Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927
- Georgia Deaths, 1928-1930
- Georgia, Death Index, 1933-1998
- Georgia Deaths, 1919-98
- Georgia, Deaths Index, 1914-1927
Fayette County, GA Census Records
What Fayette County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Fayette 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.
Fayette County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Fayette County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fayette County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fayette 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
Fayette County, GA Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Fayette County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Fayette County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Georgia courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Georgia residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Fayette County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Fayette county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county.
- Fayette County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 140 Stonewall Avenue W., Fayetteville, Georgia 30214
- Phone: (770) 460-5730
- A Look at the History of Fayette Co. Courthouse in Georgia
- Fayette County Clerk of Superior Court
- Phone: 770.716.4290
- Land Records: 1823
- Court Records: 1823
- Fayette County Clerk of Probate Court
- Address: 1 Center Drive, Fayetteville, Ga. 30214
- Phone: 770.716.4220
- Marriage Records: 1823
- Probate Records: 1823
- Georgia, Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992
- County Tax Digests
- County Records Microfilm Index
- Inventory of the county archives of Georgia
- BLM Land Records
Fayette County, GA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Fayette County, GA?
A list of Fayette County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.
- Fayette County Historical Society, PO Box 421; Fayetteville, GA 30214-0421; (770) 716-6020
- Georgia State Archives – 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260; 678.364.3700
- Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA 31401
- Georgia Genealogical Society , P.O. Box 54574, Atlanta, Georgia 30308-0575
Where can I connect with other Fayette County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Georgia Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Georgia State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Fayette County, Georgia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Fayette County
- Fayette County, Georgia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Fayette County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Fayette 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.
Facts for Fayette Co. GA Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Georgia Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Georgia historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Georgia (1752 – 1997) (genealogybank.com)
- Fayette County, Georgia Books (amazon.com)
- Fayette County Newspapers (usgwarchives.net)
- Search Georgia Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Fayette County Obituaries (usgwarchives.net)
Facts for Fayette Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records
- Fayette Co., Georgia Graves (findagrave.com)
- Fayette County Cemeteries (usgwarchives.net)
- Fayette County Tombstone Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Fayette County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Fayette Co., Georgia Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Fayette Co., Georgia Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Fayette County Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Fayette County Bibles (usgwarchives.net)
- Fayette County, Georgia Church Books (amazon.com)
Facts for Fayette Co. GA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- County Biographies (usgwarchives.net)
- County Photos (usgwarchives.net)
Facts for Fayette Co. GA General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Georgia
- Fayette County Georgia (genealogytrails.com)
- Fayette County, Georgia Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Fayette County, Georgia Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Fayette Co. GA Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Georgia Virtual Vault (sos.state.ga.us)
- Fayette County, Georgia History (usgwarchives.net)
- Fayette County, Georgia (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Georgia – Counties – Fayette (cyndislist.com)
- Fayette County, GA History (georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu)
- Fayette Co. GAGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Fayette County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- View Index of Counties and Equivalents
- Fayette County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Fayette Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Facts for Fayette Co. GA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Georgia Links and Information
- Fayette County D.O.T. MAP
- County Maps (sos.state.ga.us)
- Historical Maps of Fayette County (georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu)
- 1895 Fayette County Map (livgenmi.com)
Facts for Fayette Co. GA Military Records
- Georgia Military Records Research Guide
- Fayette County Military Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Georgia Military Records (Fold3.com)