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

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Online Records

Johnson County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 11, 1858
County Seat Wrightsville
Address Johnson County Courthouse
PO Box 269
Wrightsville, GA 31096-0269
Phone: 912.864.3388
Johnson County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court,
and land records from 1858[1]


Parent County

1858--Johnson County was created 11 December 1858 from Emanuel,Laurens and Washington Counties.
 County seat: Wrightsville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




  Members of Oakey Grove Church, near Wrightsville for 1818 Georgia Pioneers



Local Histories





Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).


Vital Records

  • 1859-1895 - Johnson County Marriage Books A and B Index 1859-1895. Batch M713151 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1873-1876 - Johnson County Loose Papers Marriage Index 1873-1876. Batch M713152 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Johnson County, Georgia. Page 157 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.