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Pickens County, Georgia Facts

When was Pickens County, GA Created?
Pickens County was established on December 5, 1853 from Cherokee County and Gilmer County  (portions of the county were transferred to Dawson County (1857), Gordon County (1860), and Cherokee County (1870) ).

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

What counties are adjacent to Pickens County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Gilmer CountyDawson CountyCherokee CountyBartow CountyGordon County

Pickens County, GA Vital Records

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

The Pickens 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.

Pickens County, GA Census Records

What Pickens County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Pickens County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Pickens County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Pickens County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Pickens County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Pickens 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 Pickens 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.

Pickens County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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