Fayette County, Georgia

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| county = Fayette County
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1821
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| founded date = May 15
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| seat = Fayetteville
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| building address = Fayette County Courthouse<br>200 Courthouse Square<br>Fayetteville, GA 30214-2198<br>Phone: 770.461.6041<br>[http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/default.htm '''Fayette County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.fayettecountyga.gov/default.htm Fayette County Courthouse]<br> 200 Courthouse Square<br> Fayetteville, GA 30214-2198<br> Phone: 770.461.6041<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death<br> and probate records; Clerk Superior Court<br> has divorce, court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, Georgia. Page 155 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Probate Court has birth, marriage, death<br> and probate records; Clerk Superior Court<br> has divorce, court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, Georgia. Page 155 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_marquis_de_La_Fayette Marquis de Lafayette] (1757-1834).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_Georgia "Fayette County, Georgia,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_marquis_de_La_Fayette Marquis de Lafayette] (1757-1834).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_Georgia "Fayette County, Georgia,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  

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Fayette County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 15, 1821
County Seat Fayetteville
Courthouse
Address Fayette County Courthouse
200 Courthouse Square
Fayetteville, GA 30214-2198
Phone: 770.461.6041
Fayette County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

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

History

Marquis de Lafayette.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[2]

Parent County

1821--Fayette County was created 15 May 1821 from Creek Indian Lands.
County seat: Fayetteville [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1983 -- 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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate 

Taxation

Vital Records

  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Fayette County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, Georgia. Page 155 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Fayette County, Georgia," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).