Marion County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Marion County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 14, 1827 from Lee County and Muscogee County. Between 1827 to 1876, Marion County gave up land to Chattahoochee County, Crawford County, Macon County, Muscogee County, Schley County, Sumter County, Talbot County, Taylor County, and Webster County counties. . Marion County was named in honor of General Francis Marion (1732 - 95), the "Swamp Fox," a hero of the Revolutionary War. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Marion County is bordered by  Talbot County (north), Taylor County (northeast), Schley County (east), Sumter County (south), Webster County (south), Chattahoochee County (west)

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

Marion County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Marion County, Georgia Courthouse
Marion County, GA Courthouse

The Marion County Courthouse is located in Buena Vista, Georgia. The County Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1845, all records were destroyed. 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 Marion 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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  • Marion County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1846 and Court Records from 1846. 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.
  • Marion County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1846 and Probate Records from 1842.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.
  • Marion County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Marion 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.

Marion County, Georgia Census Records

Marion County, Georgia Vital Records

Marion County, Georgia Resources

Marion County, Georgia External Links

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