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Taylor County, Georgia Facts

When was Taylor County, GA Created?
Taylor County was established on January 15, 1852 from Macon CountyMarion County and Talbot County . The county was named in honor of Zachary Taylor (1784 – 1850), the twelfth President of the United States.

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

What counties are adjacent to Taylor County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Upson CountyCrawford CountyPeach CountyMacon CountySchley CountyMarion CountyTalbot County

Taylor County, GA Vital Records

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

The Taylor 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.

Taylor County, GA Census Records

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

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

Taylor County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Appling County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Taylor 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 Taylor 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.

Taylor County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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