Fayette County, Georgia Genealogy

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Template:Georgia-stub United States  > Georgia > Fayette County

County Courthouse

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

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).