Taylor County, Georgia Genealogy

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Guide to Taylor County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Taylor County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Taylor County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded January 15, 1852
County Seat Butler
Taylor County Court House Butler, Georgia.jpg
Address Taylor County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square; PO Box 536
Butler, GA 31006
Phone: 478.862.5594 
Taylor County Website

County Information

Taylor County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Taylor County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate



County Courthouse

Taylor County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square; PO Box 536
Butler, GA 31006
Phone: 478.862.5594 

Probate Court has marriage and probate records from 1852; Clerk Superior Court has divorce and land recrods from 1852, military discharge records from 1922 and court records[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 248
Butler, GA 31006
Telephone: (478) 862-5594
Fax: (478) 862-5334

Probate Court of Taylor County
P.O. Box 536
Butler, GA 31006
Telephone: 478-862-3357
Fax: 478-862-9447


Parent County

1852--Taylor County was created 15 January 1852  fromMacon, Marion, and Talbot Counties.
 County seat: Butler [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Crawford County  • Macon County  • Marion County  • Peach County  • Schley County  • Talbot County  • Upson County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Cemeteries of Taylor, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Taylor County cemeteries.


Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.



Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Taylor County, Georgia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.



Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Taylor County, Georgia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Taylor County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 27th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 28th Battalion, Georgia Siege Artillery (Confederate) , Company F
- 28th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
- 45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company C
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
  • 1861-1865, 1890-1919 - Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Taylor County). 1963. Confederate roster 1861-1865, Confederate muster rolls 1861-1865, and Confederate pension rolls 1890-1919. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 321104
World War I



Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Taylor County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate Records

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).

Online Probate Records


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Marriage Records
  • 1852-1865 - Taylor County Marriage Book A 1852-1865. Batch M713791 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1865-1895 - Taylor County Marriage Index 1865-1895. Batch M713792 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1885-1886 - Taylor County Marriages from old Newspapers 1885-1886 Georgia Pioneers
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Voter Records

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Taylor County Historical and Genealogical Society
PO Box 1925
Butler, GA 31006-1925
Telephone Number: 912-923-1525

Central Georgia Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 2024
Warner Robins, GA

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Taylor County, Georgia. Page 160 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. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 53. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 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.