Dougherty County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Dougherty County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 15, 1853 from Baker County. Dougherty County was named in honor of Charles Dougherty (1801 - 53), a noted judge from Athens, Georgia. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Dougherty County is bordered by  Lee County (north), Worth County (east), Mitchell County (south), Baker County (southwest), Calhoun County (west), Terrell County (northwest)

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

Dougherty County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Dougherty County, Georgia Courthouse
Dougherty County, GA Courthouse

The Dougherty County Courthouse is located in Albany, 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 Dougherty 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
  • Dougherty County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1854 and Court Records from 1854. 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.
  • Dougherty County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1854 and Probate Records from 1849.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.
  • Dougherty County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Dougherty 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.

Dougherty County, Georgia Census Records

Dougherty County, Georgia Vital Records

Dougherty County, Georgia Resources

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