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{{Georgia-stub}}<br>''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Banks_County,_Georgia|Banks County]]'' <br><br>  
{{Georgia-stub}}<br>''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Banks_County,_Georgia|Banks County]]'' <br><br>  
== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
[[Image:Banks County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Banks County Georgia Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347381240794_775" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347381240794_491" /><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;cambria","serif"; mso-ascii-theme-font: major-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: major-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: "times new roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: en-us; mso-fareast-language: en-us; mso-bidi-language: ar-sa">Banks County; PO Box 130; Homer, GA 30547-0130; Ph. 706.677.2320 Details:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>(Pro Ct has b, m &amp; pro rec; Clk Sup Ct has ct &amp; land rec)</span>
[[Image:Banks County Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347381240794_775" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1347381240794_491" />  
[http://www.co.banks.ga.us/ Banks County Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 130 <br>Homer, GA 30547-0130 <br>Phone: 706.677.2320 <br>
Probate Court has birth, marriage, and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Banks County, Georgia. Page 151 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
== History  ==
== History  ==

Revision as of 18:20, 5 January 2013

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Banks County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

Banks County Courthouse
PO Box 130
Homer, GA 30547-0130
Phone: 706.677.2320

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


Parent County

1858--Banks County was created 11 December 1858 fromFranklin and Habersham Counties. County seat:  Homer [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



Civil War
  • Ledford, Karen Ann Thompson. These Men Wore Grey Genealogical, Military, and Interment Records of Confederate Soldiers. (Toccoa, Georgia : K.T. Ledford, c1998-c2001), 7 Volumes. Each volume contains bibliographical references and full-name index. Contents: v. 1. Franklin County -- v. 2. Habersham County --v. 3. Stephens County -- v. 4. Rabun County --v. 5. White County -- v. 6. Banks County -- v. 7. Jackson County. Book found at FHL 975.8 V3L and Other Libraries.



  • 1800s-1900s - Index to Banks County Miscellaneous Wills at the Georgia State Archives at GAGenWeb - free.
  • 1853-1946 - List of Unbound Arranged Wills of the Probate Court at Georgia Pioneers ($).
Additional Probate Records
  • 1858- - Index to Banks County, Georgia Miscellaneous Estates at Georgia Pioneers ($).
  • 1866-1871 - Index to Banks County, Georgia Inventories, Annual Returns, Receipts and Appraisements at Georgia Pioneers ($).


Vital Records

  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Banks County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Banks County, Georgia. Page 151 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).