Charlton County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Charlton County, Georgia (Map It) was created on February 18, 1854 from Camden County. Charlton County was named in honor of Robert Milledge Charlton (1807 - 54), a jurist, a U.S. Senator (1852 - 54), and the mayor of Savannah. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Charlton County is bordered by  Brantley County (northeast), Nassau County, Florida (east), Camden County (east), Baker County, Florida (south), Ware County (west).

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

Charlton County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Charlton County, Georgia Courthouse
Charlton County, GA Courthouse

The Charlton County Courthouse is located in Folkston, Georgia. The County Courthouse site then at Traders Hill was destroyed by fire in 1877 and with it most records. Present Courthose site had a fire on 19 February 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 Charlton 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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  • Charlton County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1878 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.
  • Charlton County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1854 and Probate Records from 1878.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.
  • Charlton County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Charlton 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.

Charlton County, Georgia Census Records

Charlton County, Georgia Vital Records

Charlton County, Georgia Resources

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