Clinch County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Clinch County, Georgia (Map It) was created on February 14, 1850 from Ware County and Lowndes County. Portions of Clinch County were used to create the following counties: Coffee County (1854), Echols County (1858), Atkinson County (1918), and Lanier County (1920) . Clinch County was named in honor of General Duncan Lamont Clinch (1784 - 1849), a hero of the War of 1812 and the Seminole War, and a U.S. Congressman. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Clinch County is bordered by  Atkinson County (north), Ware County (east), Columbia County, Florida (south), Echols County (southwest), Lanier County (west).

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

Clinch County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Clinch County, Georgia Courthouse
Clinch County, GA Courthouse

The Clinch County Courthouse is located in Homerville, Georgia. The first courthouse, built in 1852, burned in 1856. A new courthouse built in 1859 burned in 1867 destoying all records. 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 Clinch 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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  • Clinch County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1868 and Court Records from 1868. The County Clerk of Superior Court 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.
  • Clinch County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1867 and Probate Records from 1867.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.
  • Clinch County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Clinch 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.

Clinch County, Georgia Census Records

Clinch County, Georgia Vital Records

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