Fayette County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Online Records

Fayette County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded May 15, 1821
County Seat Fayetteville
Address Fayette County Courthouse
200 Courthouse Square
Fayetteville, GA 30214-2198
Phone: 770.461.6041
Fayette County Website

Fayette County Georgia Courthouse

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

Fayette County Georgia 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:

Fayette County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Fayette County Georgia Genealogy Resources





Local Histories






Vital Records

  • 1823-1849 - Fayette County Marriage Books A and B Index 1823-1849. Batch M712791 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1849-1881 - Fayette County Marriage Books C and E Index 1849-1881. Batch M712792 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1881-1892 - Fayette County Marriage Book F Index 1881-1892. Batch M712793 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1892-1912 - Fayette County Marriage Books G and H Index 1892-1912. Batch M712794 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Fayette County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Fayette County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Fayette County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Fayette County Georgia Genealogy 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).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/57/Igigeorgiael.pdf.