Appling County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Appling County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 15, 1818 from Land ceded by the Creek Indians in theTreaty of Fort Jackson in 1814 and the Treaty of the Creek Agency in 1818.. Portions of Appling County were used to create the following counties: Pierce County in 1857, Jeff Davis County in 1905, and Bacon County in 1914. Appling County was named in honor of Colonel Daniel Appling (1787 - 1818), a hero of the War of 1812. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Appling County is bordered by Toombs County (north), Tattnall County (northeast), Wayne County, Pierce County (south), Jeff Davis County (west), Bacon County (west)

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

Appling County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Appling County, Georgia Courthouse
Appling County, GA Courthouse

The Appling County Courthouse is located in Baxley, Georgia. 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 Appling 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.

  • History of Baker County, Georgia Courthouse
  • Appling County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1828 and Court Records from 1829. 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. Be aware that Lands were given to Georgia citizens by lotteries for the years 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833.
  • Appling County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1869 and Probate Records from 1879.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.
  • Appling County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Appling 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.

Appling County, Georgia Census Records

Appling County, Georgia Vital Records

Appling County, Georgia Resources

Appling County, Georgia External Links