Jackson County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Jackson County, Georgia (Map It) was created on February 11, 1796 from Franklin County. Portions of Jackson County were used to create the following counties: Clarke County (1801), Madison County (1811), and Barrow County (1914). Jackson County was named in honor of General James Jackson (1757 - 1806), a hero of the Revolutionary War. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Jackson County is bordered by  Banks County (north), Madison County (east), Clarke County, Oconee County (south), Gwinnett County (southwest), Barrow County (west), Hall County (northwest).

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

Jackson County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Jackson County, Georgia Courthouse
Jackson County, GA Courthouse

The Jackson County Courthouse is located in Jefferson, 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 Jackson 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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  • Jackson County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1796 and Court Records from 1796. 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.
  • Jackson County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1805 and Probate Records from 1796.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.
  • Jackson County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Jackson 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.

Jackson County, Georgia Census Records

Jackson County, Georgia Vital Records

Jackson County, Georgia Resources

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