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Baldwin County, Georgia (Map It) was created on June 27, 1806 from Creek cessions of 1802 and 1805. Baldwin County lost area to Morgan County, Jones County, Putnam County, and Randolph County and gained land from Hancock County and Washington County. Baldwin County was named in honor of Abraham Baldwin (1754 - 1807), a Founding Father, a U.S. Senator (1799 - 1807), one of the Georgia delegates who signed the U.S. Constitution. Learn More About State of Georgia History.
A Map of Baldwin County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Baldwin County, Georgia Courthouse Records
Baldwin County, GA Courthouse
The Baldwin County Courthouse is located in Milledgeville, Georgia. A Fire destroyed the Courthouse in 1861, Destroying Court and Land records. 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 Baldwin 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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- Baldwin County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1861 and Court Records from 1861. 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.
- Baldwin County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1806 and Probate Records from 1808.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.
- Baldwin County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
- Baldwin 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.
Baldwin County, Georgia Census Records
- Learn More: State of Georgia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820, Georgia Census Substitutes 1790-1890
- State Population Schedules: 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Baldwin County, Georgia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Georgia Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1919 to present.
- Marriage Records: from June 9, 1952 to present.
- Divorce Records: None. Contact the County Clerk of Superior Court.
- Locations: Georgia Division of Public Health, Vital Records, 2600 Skyland Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30319; (404) 679-4702
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Baldwin County, Georgia Resources
- Central Georgia Genealogial Society
- Friends of Baldwin County Cemeteries, Inc.
- Georgia's Antebellum Capitol Society
- Old Governor's Mansion
- Baldwin County, Georgia Message Boards
- Baldwin County, Georgia Genealogy Forum
- Baldwin County, Georgia Mailing lists
Baldwin County, Georgia External Links
- Georgia Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Baldwin County, Georgia Books - Amazon
- Friends of Baldwin County Cemeteries
- Memory Hill Cemetery in Milledgeville
- Baldwin Co., Georgia - FindaGrave
- Georgia Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Hugh Harrington's History Books on Milledgeville & Baldwin County
- Georgia Virtual Vault - historical documents, from 1733 to the present
- Baldwin County, Georgia Links - Cyndi's List