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Guide to Hart County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Hart County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Hart County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 7, 1853
County Seat Hartwell
Address Hart County Courthouse
PO Box 279
Hartwell, GA 30643-0279
Phone: 706.376.2024
Hart County Website


County Courthouse

Hart County Courthouse
PO Box 279
Hartwell, GA 30643-0279
Phone: 706.376.2024

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records, from 1856.[1]

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



Parent County

1853--Hart County was created 7 December 1853 from Elbert and Franklin Counties. County seat: Hartwell [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

1893, 1900 and 1967. A tornado tore off the roof of the courthouse on 25 June 1893. The courthouse at Hartwell burned 25 December 1900, but the county records survived. Finally, the new yellow-brick courthouse was destroyed by fire 6 January 1967.[3]


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Anderson County  • Elbert County  • Franklin County  • Madison County  • Oconee 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 Hart County, Georgia. 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 Hart County, Georgia 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 Hart County, Georgia:

- 15th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 24th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company D; Company A, 9th Battalion
- 38th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project  (other war's information is also given)



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


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

  • 1854-1869 - Hart County Marriage Index 1854-1869. Batch M713041 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1854-1895 - Hart County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1854-1895. Batch M713042 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1867-1895 - Hart County Marriage Book B Index 1867-1895. Batch M713043 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
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Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hart County, Georgia. Page 156 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), 37. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.


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