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

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Online Records

Towns County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded March 6, 1856
County Seat Hiawassee
Address Towns County Courthouse]
48 River Street Ste E;
Hiawassee, GA 30546-0178
Phone: 706.896.2130 
Towns County Website

County Courthouse

Towns County Courthouse
48 River Street Ste E;
Hiawassee, GA 30546-0178
Phone: 706.896.2130 

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1927,
marriage records from 1885 and probate records;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, land and military 
records from 1865[1]


Parent County

1856--Towns County was created 6 March 1856 from Rabun andUnion Counties. County seat: Hiawassee [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



  Towns County List of Militia 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

  • 1856-1900 - Towns County Marriage Index 1856-1900. Batch M713841 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), Towns County, Georgia. Page 161 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. 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.