Dawson County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Dawson County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 3, 1857 from Gilmer County and Lumpkin County. Dawson County was named in honor of William Crosby Dawson (1798 - 1857), a U.S. Senator (1849 - 55), and a state legislator. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Dawson County is bordered by  Fannin County (north), Lumpkin County (northeast), Hall County (east), Forsyth County (south), Cherokee County (southwest), Pickens County (west), Gilmer County (northwest)

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

Dawson County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Dawson County, Georgia Courthouse
Dawson County, GA Courthouse

The Dawson County Courthouse is located in Dawsonville, 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 Dawson 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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  • Dawson County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1858 and Court Records from 1858. 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.
  • Dawson County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1858 and Probate Records from 1858.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.
  • Dawson County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Dawson 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.

Dawson County, Georgia Census Records

Dawson County, Georgia Vital Records

Dawson County, Georgia Resources

Dawson County, Georgia External Links

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