Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Cherokee County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 21, 1830 from  lands previously held by the Cherokee Indians in the Cherokee Cession of 1831.. Portions of Cherokee County were used to create Pickens County (1853) and Milton County (1857). Between 1847 and 1869 transferred land to Cass County (Bartow), Cobb County, Forsyth County, and Pickens County. . Cherokee County was named in honor of Cherokee Nation, which controlled this part of the state autonomously until 1831. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Cherokee County is bordered by  Pickens County (north), Dawson County (northeast), Forsyth County (east), Fulton County, Cobb County (south), Bartow County (west)

A Map of Cherokee County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Cherokee County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Cherokee County, Georgia Courthouse
Cherokee County, GA Courthouse

The Cherokee County Courthouse is located in Canton, Georgia. The County Courthouse was burned by Union troops in 1865. A new brick courthouse was completed in 1874 and burned in 1928. Learn More About State of Georgia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Cherokee county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

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  • Cherokee County Clerk of Courts has Land Records from 1833 and Court Records from 1832. The County Clerk of Courts has jurisdiction over cases for title to land and equity, felony cases, adoptions, divorces, child support and custody enforcement. The clerk also is tasked with recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county. Be aware that Lands were given to Georgia citizens by lotteries for the years 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833.
  • Cherokee County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1841 and Probate Records from 1833.The County Clerk of Probate Court responsibilities include legal proceedings forh Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The county probate judge's office is the office where the most valuable genealogical records are created and maintained in the state of Georgia.
  • Cherokee County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Cherokee 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.

Cherokee County, Georgia Census Records

Cherokee County, Georgia Vital Records

Cherokee County, Georgia Resources

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