Columbia County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Columbia County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 10, 1790 from Richmond County. Columbia County was named in honor of Christopher Columbus (1446 - 1506), explorer. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Columbia County is bordered by  Richmond County, McDuffie County (west), Lincoln County (northwest), McCormick County, South Carolina (north), Edgefield County, South Carolina (northeast).

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

Columbia County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Columbia County, Georgia Courthouse
Columbia County, GA Courthouse

The Columbia County Courthouse is located in Appling, 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 Columbia 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
  • Columbia County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1790 and Court Records from 1790. 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 1805, 1807, 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833.
  • Columbia County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1787 and Probate Records from 1790.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.
  • Columbia County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Columbia 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.

Columbia County, Georgia Census Records

Columbia County, Georgia Vital Records

Columbia County, Georgia Resources

Columbia County, Georgia External Links