Echols County, Georgia Genealogy Guide2016-07-03T14:34:39+00:00

Echols County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Echols County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 13, 1858 from Clinch County and Lowndes County . Echols County was named in honor of General Robert M. Echols (1798 - 1847), a state legislator and a hero of the Mexican-American War. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Echols County is bordered by  Clinch County (northeast), Columbia County, Florida (south), Hamilton County, FL (south), Lowndes County (west), Lanier County (north).

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

Echols County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Echols County, Georgia Courthouse
Echols County, GA Courthouse

The Echols County Courthouse is located in Statenville, Georgia. The County Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1897 destroying all 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 Echols 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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  • Echols County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1897 and Court Records from 1898. 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.
  • Echols County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1898 and Probate Records from 1897.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.
  • Echols County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Echols 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.

Echols County, Georgia Census Records

Echols County, Georgia Vital Records

Echols County, Georgia Resources

Echols County, Georgia External Links

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