McIntosh County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

McIntosh County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 19, 1793 from Liberty County. McIntosh County was named in honor of General Lachlan McIntosh (1727 - 1806), a hero of the Revolutionary War. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

McIntosh County is bordered by  Liberty County (north), Glynn County (south), Wayne County (west), Long County (northwest)

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

McIntosh County, Georgia Courthouse Records

McIntosh County, Georgia Courthouse
McIntosh County, GA Courthouse

The McIntosh County Courthouse is located in Darien, Georgia. In 1864, Union troops burned down the courthouse, 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 McIntosh 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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  • McIntosh County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1873 and Court Records from 1873. 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.
  • McIntosh County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1873 and Probate Records from 1873.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.
  • McIntosh County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • McIntosh 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.

McIntosh County, Georgia Census Records

McIntosh County, Georgia Vital Records

McIntosh County, Georgia Resources

McIntosh County, Georgia External Links

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