Washington County, Georgia

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| building address =  Washington County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 271<br> Sandersville, GA 31082-0271<br> Phone: 912.552.2325&nbsp;<br> [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/GA_Washington.htm '''Washington County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==

Revision as of 01:35, 15 March 2013


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Online Records


Washington County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 25, 1784
County Seat Sandersville
Courthouse
Address Washington County Courthouse]
PO Box 271
Sandersville, GA 31082-0271
Phone: 912.552.2325 
Washington County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
PO Box 271
Sandersville, GA 31082-0271
Phone: 912.552.2325 

Probate Court has birth, marriage and probate records;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records
from 1865[1]

History

Parent County

1784--Washington County was created 25 February 1784 from Creek Indian Lands. County seat: Sandersville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1855 and 1864 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Getting Started

De Lamar's book is a great place to start Washington County, Georgia research. It includes pre-1850 headright, land, lottery, census, surveyor, military, school, tax, and vital records:

  • De Lamar, Marie. Records of Washington County, Georgia. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2000. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Genealogy

Land

Local Histories

  • Mitchell, Ella. History of Washington County. Atlanta, Ga.: Byrd Print. Co., 1924. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

  • 1829-1876 - Washington County Letters of Administration, Testamentary, Guardianship, Book A, partial transcription (1829-1876) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1829-1876 - Washington County Divisions of Estates, Letters of Administration, Guardianship, Book A (1829-1876) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1829-1876 - Index to Washington County Letters of Guardianship and Apprenticeships, Vol. A (1829-1876) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1843-1890 - Index to Washington County Annual Returns, Book B (1843-1852), Book C (1851-1855), Book E (1856-1858), Book F (1858-1866), Book G (1866-1878), Book H (1878-1890) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1846-1862 - Index to Washington County Inventories, Vol. A, 1846-1862 at Georgia Pioneers ($).

Taxation

Vital Records

  • 1828-1885 - Washington County Marriages from Newspapers 1828-1885 at Georgia Pioneers ($).

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Georgia. Page 161 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).