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Laurens County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 10, 1807 from Wilkinson County. Portions of Laurens County was used to create Pulaski County (1808). Portions were used to create Johnson County (1858). Laurens County was named in honor of Colonel John Laurens (1754 - 82), an aide to George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Learn More About State of Georgia History.
Laurens County is bordered by Johnson County (norteast), Emanuel County (norteast), Treutlen County (east), Wheeler County (south), Dodge County (southwest), Bleckley County (west), Wilkinson County (northwest), Twiggs County (northwest)
A Map of Laurens County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Laurens County, Georgia Courthouse Records
Laurens 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 Laurens 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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- Laurens County Clerk of Courts has Land Records from 1807 and Court Records from 1808. The County Clerk of Courts 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.
- Laurens County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1809 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.
- Laurens County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
- Laurens County Tax Assessors
- The Laurens 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.
Laurens 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
Laurens 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.
Laurens County, Georgia Resources
- Laurens County Historical Society
- Central Georgia Genealogial Society
- Wiregrass Genealogical Society
- Laurens County, Georgia Message Boards
- Laurens County, Georgia Genealogy Forum
- Laurens County, Georgia Mailing lists
Laurens County, Georgia External Links
- Georgia Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Laurens County, Georgia Books - Amazon
- Laurens Co., Georgia - FindaGrave
- Georgia Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Jordan-Woodard Family Tree extensive record of people from Laurens County
- Georgia Virtual Vault - historical documents, from 1733 to the present
- Laurens County, Georgia Links - Cyndi's List