Fayette County, Georgia Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Fayette County; 200 Courthouse Sq; Fayetteville, GA 30214-2198; Ph. 770.461.6041 Details: (Pro Ct has b, m, d & pro rec; Clk Sup Ct has div, ct & land rec)

History

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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[1]

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1983 -- 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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate 

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. "Fayette County, Georgia," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).