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Evans County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Evans County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded August 11, 1914
County Seat Claxton
Address Evans County Courthouse
3 Freeman Street
Claxton, GA 30417-0000
Phone: 912.739.3868
Evans County Website


County Courthouse

Evans County Georgia Courthouse.png

Evans County Courthouse
3 Freeman Street
Claxton, GA 30417-0000
Phone: 912.739.3868

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records. Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1915.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
123 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 845
Claxton, GA 30417
Telephone: (912) 739-3868
Fax: (912) 739-2504

Probate Court of Evans County
201 Freeman Street, Suite 9
PO Box 852
Claxton, GA 30417
Telephone: 912-739-4080
Fax: 912-739-4077

Beginning Dates for Evans County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate



Parent County

1914--Evans County was created 11 August 1914 from Bulloch and Tattnall Counties. County seat:  Claxton [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

No reported loss or damage.[3]


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bryan County  • Bulloch County  • Candler County  • Liberty County  • Tattnall County

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African Americans

Bible Records



Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.



Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Evans County, Georgia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.




Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Evans County, Georgia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Evans County, Georgia Genealogy:

  • Evans County Historical Society. 2000. A history of Evans County: "a small warm place around the heart". Claxton, Ga: Evans County Historical Society. (page 100) 975.8763 H2e
  • Hodges, Lucile. 1965. A history of our locale, mainly Evans County, Georgia. Macon, Ga: Printed by Southern Press. (page 57-74)  975.8763 H2h



Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Evans County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate Records

Online Probate Records

Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online..

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Marriage Records
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Evans County, Georgia. Page 155 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 30-31. At various libraries (WorldCat).


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