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:*'''1823-1871''' - Newton County, Georgia Will Testators Index (Vols. 1-2) at [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ga/ganewton01.htm SamPubCo] - free.<br>  
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Guide to Newton County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Newton County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 24, 1821
County Seat Covington
Address Newton County Courthouse
113 Usher Street
Covington, GA 30014
Phone: 770.784.2000 
Newton County Website

County Courthouse

Newton County Courthouse
113 Usher Street
Covington, GA 30014
Phone: 770.784.2000 

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and
land records from 1822 and miltiary records
from 1917[1]


Parent County

1821--Newton County was created  24 December 1821 from Henry, Jasper and Walton Counties.
County seat: Covington [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1883 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






  • G. H. P. Noah Phillips of Newton County, GA. and Litchfield, Conn. His Ancestors and Descendants. Covington, Georgia. Digital version at Ancestry ($).


Local Histories



1885-1886 Marriages from newspapers 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 

  • 1822-1867 - Newton County Marriage Index 1822-1867. Batch M713451 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1850-1865 - Newton County Marriage Index 1850-1865. Batch M713452 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1852-1869 - Newton County Marriage Index 1852-1869. Batch M713453 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1866-1875 - Newton County Marriage Index 1866-1875. Batch M713454 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1894 - Newton County Marriage Index 1874-1894. Batch M713455 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1894-1895 - Newton County Marriage Index 1894-1895. Batch M713456 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), Newton 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 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.