Fayette County, Georgia Genealogy

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Fayette County Courthouse
200 Courthouse Square
Fayetteville, GA 30214-2198
Phone: 770.461.6041

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

History

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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[2]

Parent County

1821--Fayette County was created 15 May 1821 from Creek Indian Lands.
County seat: Fayetteville [3]

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, Georgia. Page 155 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Fayette County, Georgia," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).