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

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Marion County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 14, 1837
County Seat Buena Vista
Address Marion County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
Buena Vista, GA 31803-0000
Phone: 912.649.2603
Marion County Website


County Courthouse

courthouse fire 1845; all records lost; Clerk Superior
Court has divorce, court and land records[1]


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The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

1827--Marion County was created 14 December 1837 from Lee and Muscogee Counties.
County seat:  Buena Vista [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1845 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • Powell, Nettie. History of Marion County, Georgia. Columbus, Ga.: Historical Pub. Co., 1931. Digital version at Ancestry ($).






Vital Records

  • 1844-1885 - Marion County Marriage Books A and B Index 1844-1885. Batch M713281 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1885-1895 - Marion County Marriage Books C and D Index 1885-1895. Batch M713282 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1885-1886 - Marion County Marriages 1885-1886 (from newspapers) Georgia Pioneers

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Georgia. Page 158 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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