Macon County, Georgia

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| county = Macon County
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| state = Georgia
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| founded year = 1837
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| building address = Macon County Courthouse<br>Sumter Street<br>PO Box 297<br>Oglethorpe, GA 31068<br>Phone: 912.471.7021<br>[http://www.maconcountyga.gov/ '''Macon County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.maconcountyga.gov/ Macon County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br> Sumter Street; PO Box 297; <br>Oglethorpe, GA 31068<br> Phone: 912.471.7021&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records; <br>Probate Court&nbsp;has marriage and probate records from <br>1857, birth and death records from 1927<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Macon County, Georgia. Page 158 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records; <br>Probate Court&nbsp;has marriage and probate records from <br>1857, birth and death records from 1927<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Macon County, Georgia. Page 158 {{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 U.S. Senator [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Macon Nathaniel Macon] (1758-1837).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Macon "Nathaniel Macon"], Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after U.S. Senator [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Macon Nathaniel Macon] (1758-1837).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Macon "Nathaniel Macon"], Wikipedia.</ref>  

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Macon County, Georgia
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Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 14, 1837
County Seat Oglethorpe
Courthouse
Address Macon County Courthouse
Sumter Street
PO Box 297
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
Phone: 912.471.7021
Macon County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records;
Probate Court has marriage and probate records from
1857, birth and death records from 1927[1]

History

Nathaniel Macon.JPG

The county is named after U.S. Senator Nathaniel Macon (1758-1837).[2]

Parent County

1837--Macon County was created 14 December 1837 from Houston and Marion Counties.
County seat:  Oglethorpe [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1857 -- 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

  • Butler, John C. Historical Record of Macon and Central Georgia, Containing Many Interesting and Valuable Reminiscences Connected with the Whole State, Including Numerous Incidents and Facts Never Before Published and of Great Historic Value. Macon, GA, USA: J. W. Burke, 1879. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

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), Macon County, Georgia. Page 158 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Nathaniel Macon", Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).