Madison County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Madison County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 5, 1811 from Clarke County, Elbert County, Franklin County, Jackson County and Oglethorpe County (between 1813 to 1877 there have been numerous transfers of land between Madison and neighboring counties ). Madison County was named in honor of James Madison (1751 - 1836), the fourth President of the United States and the chief writer of the U.S. Constitution. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Madison County is bordered by  Franklin County (north), Hart County (northeast), Elbert County (east), Oglethorpe County (south), Clarke County (southwest), Jackson County (west), Banks County (northwest)

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

Madison County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Madison County, Georgia Courthouse
Madison County, GA Courthouse

The Madison County Courthouse is located in Danielsville, 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 Madison 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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  • Madison County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1812 and Court Records from 1812. 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.
  • Madison County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1812 and Probate Records from 1811.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.
  • Madison County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Madison County Tax Assessor's Office
  • The Madison 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.

Madison County, Georgia Census Records

Madison County, Georgia Vital Records

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