Baker County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Baker County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 12, 1825 from Early County. Portions of Baker County was used to form Dougherty County (1853) and Mitchell County (1857), Calhoun County (1854) and Miller County (1856) . Baker County was named in honor of Colonel John Baker (died 1792), a hero of the American Revolutionary War. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Baker County is bordered by  Dougherty County (northeast), Mitchell County (east), Decatur County (southwest), Early County (west), Miller County (west), Calhoun County (northwest).

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

Baker County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Baker County, Georgia Courthouse
Baker County, GA Courthouse

The Baker County Courthouse is located in Newton, 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 Baker 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
  • Baker County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1850 and Court Records from 1879. 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.
  • Baker County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1820 and Probate Records from 1868.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.
  • Baker County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Baker 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.

Baker County, Georgia Census Records

Baker County, Georgia Vital Records

Baker County, Georgia Resources

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