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

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Polk County, Georgia
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Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded 20 December, 1851
County Seat Cedartown
Address Polk County Courthouse
PO Box 268
Cedartown, GA 30125-0268
Phone: 770.749.2100 
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County Courthouse

Polk County Courthouse
PO Box 268
Cedartown, GA 30125-0268
Phone: 770.749.2100 

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records;
Clerk Superior court has divorce, court and land records from 1852[1]


Parent County

1851--Polk County was created 20 December 1851 from Paulding and Floyd Counties.  County seat:  Cedartown [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Polk



Local Histories



  1885-1886 Marriages (from Newspapers)




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

  • 1852-1888 - Polk County Marriage Books A and B Index 1852-1888. Batch M713521 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1884-1895 - Polk County Marriage Books C and D Index 1884-1895. Batch M713522 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1891-1895 - Polk County Marriage Book D Index 1891-1895. Batch M713523 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), Polk 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 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.