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

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Houston County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded May 15, 1821
County Seat Perry
Address Houston County Courthouse
20 Carl Vinson Parkway
Perry, GA 31088-5808
Phone: 478.542.2105
Houston County Website


County Courthouse

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927,
marriage records from 1833 and probate records from
1827; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land
records from from 1822[1]


Parent County

1821--Houston County was created 15 May 1821 from Creek Indian Lands. County seat:  Perry [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




  • Jeffery, Alice, ed. Houston County, Georgia Census, 1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Digital version at Ancestry ($).




Local Histories






  • 1827-1855 Images of Houston County, Georgia Wills 1827 to 1855 at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1827-1896 Indexes to Houston County, Georgia Will Books A (1827-1855) and B (1855-1896) at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1824-1833 Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book A, 1824-1833 Georgia Pioneers
  • 1833-1848 Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book B, 1833-1848 Georgia Pioneers
  • 1847-1851, Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book C, 1847-1851 Georgia Pioneers
  • 1852-1853, Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book D, 1852-1853 Georgia Pioneers
  • 1853-1854, Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book E, 1853-1854  Georgia Pioneers
  • 1854-1855, Index to Annual Returns and Vouchers, Book F, 1854-1855 Georgia Pioneers


Vital Records

  • 1826-1852 Jefferey, Alice. Georgia Marriage Records, Houston, Muscogee, Talbot Counties. Digital version 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), Houston 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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