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

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Hancock County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 17, 1793
County Seat Sparta
Address Hancock County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
Sparta, GA 31087
Phone: 706.444.6644
Hancock County Website


County Courthouse

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927,
marriage records from 1805 and probate records;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records
from 1919 and land records from 1794[1]


Parent County

1793--Hancock County was created 17 December 1793 from Greene and Washington Counties.
County seat: Sparta [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






  • [Jackson] Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. "The Jacksons of Lower Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):163-169; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):288-295; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):11-18; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1987):101-111; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1987):195-204; Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):269-278; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):49-57; Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):119-130; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):185-192; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):259-263; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):34-44; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):135-143; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):204-207; Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1989):295-304. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 30 (1986)-v. 33 (1989).


Local Histories





  • Wills 1804-1814 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills, Inventories, Annual Returns, Guardianships, Sales, Book G, 1811-1815 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills, Inventories, Annual Returns, Guardianships, Sales, Book H, 1811-1815 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills, Inventories, Annual Returns, Guardianships, Sales, Book I, 1815-1818 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills, Inventories, Annual Returns, Guardianships, Sales, Book J, 1818-1824 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills, Book L, 1820-1828 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
  • Wills, Book M, 1823-1828 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers
  • Index to Wills 1862-1881 Georgia Pioneers


Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Georgia. Page 156 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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