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

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Quitman County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Quitman County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 10, 1858
County Seat Georgetown
Address Quitman County Courthouse]
PO Box 114
Georgetown, GA 31754-0114
Phone: 912.334.2578 
Quitman County Website


County Courthouse

Quitman County Courthouse
PO Box 114
Georgetown, GA 31754-0114
Phone: 912.334.2578 

Clerk Superior Court has birth records from 1927, marriage records from 1919, divorce records, and court records from 1923 and land records  from 1879[1]

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



Parent County

1858--Quitman County was created 10 December 1858 fromRandolph and Stewart Counties.
 County seat: Georgetown [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

1921 The courthouse at Georgetown burned 1 February 1921. Almost all county records were lost.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Barbour County, Alabama  • Clay County  • Henry County, Alabama  • Randolph County  • Stewart County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


  • Georgetown Cemetery[4]
  • Georgetown Cemetery Private (Afr-Am) [5]

List of Cemeteries in Quitman County


Church Records


Court Records

Administration & Guardianship Bonds
  • Bland, Jasper Orphans David and Jasper (Bond) 1899
  • Bland, Mary J. Belcher (Guardianship) 1872
  • Dowdy, Woodson H. Orphans (Guardianship) 1865
  • Guerry, T. S. (Guardianship) 1865
  • Griffin, Lunsford Eleanor and children (Exemplification) 1864
  • Guilford, J. M. (Guardianship) 1894
  • Harrison, William Orphans (Guardianship) 1866
  • Kaigler, Orphans (Guardianship) 1898
  • Matthews, Lucy C. and John W. (Guardianship) 1864
  • Moore, William F. (Guardianship) 1864
  • Ogletree, J. E. (Request to Sell Land) 1893
  • Phillips, J. E. (Guardianship)
  • Slayton, Mary (Bond) 1864
  • Whitaker, John Bland Minors (Estate) 1898 [6]


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 Quitman 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.




USGW archives

War of 1812

1883 Pensioners

Civil War
- 11th Regiment Company I
- 11th Ga Regiment Company I History
- 51st Regiment Company G
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry
- 61st Regiment Company F

Civil War from "The Quitman Echo"

Quitman Grays History From "The Quitman Echo"

Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

World War I

Tye, J. P. WWI Draft 1917
World War I from "The Quitman Echo" [7]



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


Probate Records


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

USGW archives

  • 1875 - 1885 Marriages
  • 1875 - 1885 Marriages (Partial)
  • 1885 - 1891 Marriages Surnames A - L
  • 1885 - 1891 Marriages Surnames M - Z [8]
  • 1919 Death Index
  • 1920 Death Index
  • 1921-1924 Death Index
  • 1926 Death Index
  • 1927 Death Index
  • 1928 Death Index
  • 1929 Death Index
  • 1930 Death Index

Barrett, Elizabeth 1923
Harrell, Hugh L 1969 [9]

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Quitman County, Georgia. Page 159 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), 50. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. The Quitman Echo by Eldridge and Shepard
  5. The Quitman Echo by Eldridge and Shepard
  6. http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/court.html
  7. http://usgwarchives.net/ga/quitman/military.html
  8. USGW archives
  9. USGW Archives


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