Webster County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Webster County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 16, 1853 from Stewart County. Webster County was named in honor of Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852), U.S. Secretary of State, supported Henry Clay's Compromise of 1850. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Webster County is bordered by  Marion County (north), Sumter County (east), Terrell County (south), Randolph County (southwest), Stewart County (west)

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

Webster County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Webster County, Georgia Courthouse
Webster County, GA Courthouse

The Webster County Courthouse is located in Preston, Georgia. The County Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1914, some 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 Webster 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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  • Webster County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1860 and Court Records from 1854. 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.
  • Webster County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1878 and Probate Records from 1854.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.
  • Webster County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Webster 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.

Webster County, Georgia Census Records

Webster County, Georgia Vital Records

Webster County, Georgia Resources

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