Lincoln County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Lincoln County, Georgia (Map It) was created on February 20, 1796 from Wilkes County. Lincoln County was named in honor of General Benjamin Lincoln (1733 - 1810), a hero of the Revolutionary War who was later assigned to the suppression of Shays' Rebellion. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Lincoln County is bordered by  Elbert County (north), McCormick County, South Carolina (northeast), Columbia County (south), McDuffie County (southwest), Wilkes County (west)

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

Lincoln County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Lincoln County, Georgia Courthouse
Lincoln County, GA Courthouse

The Lincoln County Courthouse is located in Lincolnton, 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 Lincoln 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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  • Lincoln 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.
  • Lincoln County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1796 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.
  • Lincoln County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Lincoln 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.

Lincoln County, Georgia Census Records

Lincoln County, Georgia Vital Records

Lincoln County, Georgia Resources

Lincoln County, Georgia External Links

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