Dooly County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Dooly County, Georgia (Map It) was created on May 15, 1821 from Creek Cession of 1821. Portions of Dooly County were used to create the following counties: Worth County (1853), Wilcox County (1857), Crisp County (1905), and Turner County (1905) . Dooly County was named in honor of Colonel John Dooly (1740 - 80), a hero of the American Revolution. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Dooly County is bordered by  Houston County (northeast), Pulaski County (east), Wilcox County (southeast), Crisp County (south), Sumter County (west), Macon County (northwest).

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

Dooly County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Dooly County, Georgia Courthouse
Dooly County, GA Courthouse

The Dooly County Courthouse is located in Vienna, 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 Dooly 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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  • Dooly County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1847 and Court Records from 1847. 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.
  • Dooly County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1846 and Probate Records from 1847.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.
  • Dooly County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Dooly County Health Department, Phone: 229-268-4725, 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.

Dooly County, Georgia Census Records

Dooly County, Georgia Vital Records

Dooly County, Georgia Resources

Dooly County, Georgia External Links

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