Marion County, Georgia Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Marion County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
Buena Vista, GA 31803-0000
Phone: 912.649.2603

courthouse fire 1845; all records lost; Clerk Superior
Court has divorce, court and land records[1]

History

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The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

1827--Marion County was created 14 December 1837 from Lee and Muscogee Counties.
County seat:  Buena Vista [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1845 -- 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

  • Powell, Nettie. History of Marion County, Georgia. Columbus, Ga.: Historical Pub. Co., 1931. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Marriages

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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