Echols County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Echols County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 13, 1858
County Seat Statenville
Address Echols County Courthouse
PO Box 190
Statenville, GA 31648-0190
Phone: 229.559.5642
Echols County Website


Echols County Georgia Courthouse

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Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records[1]

Echols County Georgia History

Parent County

1858--Echols County was created 13 December 1858 from Clinch and Lowndes Counties.
County seat: Statenville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1897 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Echols County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Echols County Georgia Genealogy Resources





Local Histories






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

  • 1898-1953 - Echols County Marriage Index 1898-1953. Batch M002546 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Echols County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Echols County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Echols County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Echols County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Echols County, Georgia. Page 154 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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at