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County Courthouse

Worth County Courthouse
 201 N Main Street
Sylvester, GA 31791-2178
Phone. 229-776.8205

Probate Court has birth records from 1897,
marriage records from 1854, death records
from 1919 and probate records from 1880;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court
and and records[1]

History

Parent County

1853--Worth County was created 20 December 1853 from Dooly andIrwin Counties. County seat:  Sylvester [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1879 and 1893 -- 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

Cemeteries

Census

  • Jeffery, Alice. Worth County, Georgia Census, 1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Grubbs, Lillie Martin. History of Worth County, Georgia: For the First Eighty Years, 1854-1934. Macon, Ga.: J.W. Burke Co., 1934. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Wills
  • 1865-1905 - Index to Worth County, Georgia Wills, Volume A (1865-1905) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1863-1885 - Digital Images of Worth County Wills. See names of testators. Georgia Pioneers ($)
Additional Probate Records
  • 1879-1888 - Index of Worth County, Georgia Annual Returns and Vouchers (1879-1888) at Georgia Pioneers ($).

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Worth County, Georgia. Page 162 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).

 

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