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Muscogee County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded 11 December, 1826
County Seat Columbus
Address Muscogee County Courthouse]
100 10th Street
PO Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: 706.653.4013 
Muscogee County Website


County Courthouse

Muscogee County Courthouse
100 10th Street
PO Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: 706.653.4013 

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1838[1]


Parent County

1826--Muscogee County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian Lands. 
County seat:  Columbus [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1838 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Columbus



Local Histories

  • Martin, John H. Columbus, Geo., From Its Selection as a "Trading Town" in 1827, to Its Partial Destruction by Wilson's Raid, in 1865: History, Incident, Personality. Columbus, Ga.: T. Gilbert, 1874-1875. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Telfair, Nancy. A History of Columbus, Georgia: 1828-1928. Columbus, Ga.: Historical Pub. Co., c1929. Digital version at Ancestry ($).



Marriage Books A and B, 1838-1844 Georgia Pioneers ($)

Marriage Books 1828-34, 1837-41, 1851-52, 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers ($)





Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries

Public Libraries

Columbus Public Library
Genealogy Department
3000 Macon Rd.
Columbus, GA 31906
Telephone: (706) 243-2681
They offer local histories, biographies, censuses, maps, newspapers, genealogy classes, and more.

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Muscogee County, Georgia. Page 159 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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