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Fulton County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 20, 1853 from DeKalb County County plus the former Campbell and Milton Counties and a portion of Cobb County (Fulton County was consolidated with Campbell County and Milton counties on Jan. 1, 1932. Campbell County was created on Dec. 20, 1828 from portions of Carroll County, Coweta County, DeKalb County, and Fayette County counties. Milton County was created on Dec. 18, 1847 from portions of Cherokee County, Cobb County, and Forsyth County counties. Fulton County was named in honor of Robert Fulton, an engineer and the inventor of the steamboat. Learn More About State of Georgia History.
Fulton County is bordered by Cherokee County (northwest), Forsyth County (norteast), Gwinnett County (east), DeKalb County (east), Clayton County (south), Fayette County (south), Coweta County (southwest), Carroll County (west), Douglas County (west) at Chattahoochee River, Cobb County (west) .
A Map of Fulton County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Fulton County, Georgia Courthouse Records
Fulton County, GA Courthouse
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 Fulton 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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- Fulton County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1854 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. Be aware that Lands were given to Georgia citizens by lotteries for the years 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833.
- Fulton County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1854 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.
- Fulton County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
- Fulton 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.
Fulton County, Georgia Census Records
- Learn More: State of Georgia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 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
Fulton 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.
Fulton County, Georgia Resources
- Alpharetta & Old Milton County Historical Society
- Atlanta Historical Society
- College Park Historical Society
- East Point Historical Society
- Eleventh Circuit Historical Society
- Hapeville Historical Society
- Old Campbell County Historical Society, PO Box 342, Fairburn, GA 30213-0342; (770) 997-3385
- Friends of Bulloch Hall
- The Georgia Trust
- Historic Oakland Cemetery
- Roswell Historical Society
- The Salvation Army Southern Historical Center
- Smith Plantation Home Preservationists
- Society of the War of 1812 in the State of GA, 3065 River North Pkwy NW; Atlanta, GA 30328-1117; Joe C. Rude; (770) 396-7960.
- Woodward Academy GMA Archives, 1662 Rugby Ave; College Park, GA30337-2199; Russell Zaring; (404) 765-4000.
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