Walton County, Georgia

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United States Gotoarrow.png Georgia Gotoarrow.png Walton County

Guide to Walton County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Walton County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 15, 1818
County Seat Monroe
Courthouse
Address
Walton County, Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Walton County; PO Box 585; Monroe, GA 30655-0585;
Ph. 770.267.1301
Walton County Website]

Contents

County Courthouse

Walton County, Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Walton County; PO Box 585; Monroe, GA 30655-0585;
Ph. 770.267.1301
Details:
  • Pro Ct has m & pro rec from 1819;
  • Clk sup Ct has land rec from 1819 & div rec from 1900;
  • Magistrate Ct has ct rec from 1900;
  • Co Hlth dept has b & d rec from 1919)

History

Parent County

1818--Walton County was created 15 December 1818 from Creek Indian Lands. County seat: Monroe [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

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).

  • 1819-1839 - Digital Images of Walton County Wills and Estates 1819-1839 at Georgia Pioneers ($).



Taxation

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.

Marriage
  • 1825-1857 - Walton County Marriage Books B thru D Index 1825-1857. Batch M713901 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1857-1884 - Walton County Marriage Books A and E Index 1857-1884. Batch M713902 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1876-1895 - Walton County Marriage Books G thru I Index 1876-1895. Batch M713903 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1885-1886 - Walton County Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886 at Georgia Pioneers ($).

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America /,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.