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

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Online Records

Muscogee County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded 11 December, 1826
County Seat Columbus
Address Muscogee County Courthouse
100 10th Street
PO Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: 706.653.4013 
Muscogee County Website

County Courthouse

Muscogee County Courthouse
100 10th Street
PO Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: 706.653.4013 

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1838[1]


Parent County

1826--Muscogee County was created 11 December 1826 from Creek Indian Lands. 
County seat:  Columbus [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1838 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Columbus



Local Histories

  • Martin, John H. Columbus, Geo., From Its Selection as a "Trading Town" in 1827, to Its Partial Destruction by Wilson's Raid, in 1865: History, Incident, Personality. Columbus, Ga.: T. Gilbert, 1874-1875. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Telfair, Nancy. A History of Columbus, Georgia: 1828-1928. Columbus, Ga.: Historical Pub. Co., c1929. Digital version at Ancestry ($).



Marriage Books A and B, 1838-1844 Georgia Pioneers ($)

Marriage Books 1828-34, 1837-41, 1851-52, 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers ($)




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

  • 1826-1852 - Jefferey, Alice. Georgia Marriage Records, Houston, Muscogee, Talbot Counties. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1838-1845 - Muscogee County Marriage Book B Index 1838-1845. Batch M713441 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1845-1860 - Muscogee County Marriage Books C and D 1845-1860. Batch M713442 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1860-1872 - Muscogee County Marriage Books E and F 1860-1872. Batch M713443 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1872-1881 - Muscogee County Marriage Books G and H 1872-1881. Batch M713444 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881-1890 - Muscogee County Marriage Books I and J 1881-1890. Batch M713445 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1890-1893 - Muscogee County Marriage Book K 1890-1893. Batch M713446 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1893-1895 - Muscogee County Marriage Book L 1893-1895. Batch M713447 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries

Public Libraries

Columbus Public Library
Genealogy Department
3000 Macon Rd.
Columbus, GA 31906
Telephone: (706) 243-2681
They offer local histories, biographies, censuses, maps, newspapers, genealogy classes, and more.

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Muscogee County, Georgia. Page 159 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 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.