Macon County, Georgia Genealogy

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Macon County Courthouse
Sumter Street; PO Box 297;
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
Phone: 912.471.7021 

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records;
Probate Court has marriage and probate records from
1857, birth and death records from 1927[1]


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The county is named after U.S. Senator Nathaniel Macon (1758-1837).[2]

Parent County

1837--Macon County was created 14 December 1837 from Houston and Marion Counties.
County seat:  Oglethorpe [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1857 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • Butler, John C. Historical Record of Macon and Central Georgia, Containing Many Interesting and Valuable Reminiscences Connected with the Whole State, Including Numerous Incidents and Facts Never Before Published and of Great Historic Value. Macon, GA, USA: J. W. Burke, 1879. Digital version at Ancestry ($).






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Macon County, Georgia. Page 158 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Nathaniel Macon", Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).