Elbert County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Elbert County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 10, 1790 from Wilkes County. Portions of Elbert County were used to help create Madison County (1811) and Hart County (1853). Elbert County was named in honor of Samuel Elbert (1740 - 88) a general in the Revolutionary War, who became the governor of Georgia in 1785 Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Elbert County is bordered by  Anderson County, South Carolina (northeast), Abbeville County, South Carolina (east), McCormick County, South Carolina (southeast), Lincoln County (southeast), Wilkes County (south), Oglethorpe County (southwest), Madison County (west), Hart County (north-northwest).

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

Elbert County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Elbert County, Georgia Courthouse
Elbert County, GA Courthouse

The Elbert County Courthouse is located in Elberton, 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 Elbert 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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  • Elbert County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1791 and Court Records from 1791. 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.
  • Elbert County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1791 and Probate Records from 1791.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.
  • Elbert County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Elbert 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.

Elbert County, Georgia Census Records

Elbert County, Georgia Vital Records

Elbert County, Georgia Resources

Elbert County, Georgia External Links

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