Pickens County, Georgia Genealogy

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

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Pickens County, Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Founded December 5, 1853
County Seat Jasper
Address Pickens County Courthouse
52 North Main Street
Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: 706.692.2014
Pickens County Website

County Courthouse

Pickens County Courthouse
52 North Main Street
Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: 706.692.2014

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial,
and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has
divorce, court and land records from 1854[1]


Parent County

1853--Pickens County was created 5 December 1853 from Cherokee and Gilmer Counties. County seat:  Jasper [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1947 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





  Divorces 1885-1886 (from newspapers) Georgia Pioneers


Local Histories

  • Tate, Luke E. History of Pickens County. Atlanta, Ga.: Press of W.W. Brown Pub. Co., c1935. Digital version at Ancestry ($).





  1.  Index to Will Book A, 1854-1887 Georgia Pioneers

  2.  Index to Will Book B, 1887-1935 Georgia Pioneers

  3.  Index to Inventories, Appraisements, Estates, Book A, 1854-1880 Georgia Pioneers

  4.  Wills, 1854-1887 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers


Vital Records

  • 1854-1877 - Pickens County Marriage Index 1854-1877. Batch M713491 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Loose marriage papers have also been indexed covering the years 1871 through 1948:

  • A to C Surnames - Batch M713492 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • D to G Surnames - Batch M713493 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • H to L Surnames - Batch M713494 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • M to P Surnames - Batch M713495 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • Q to T Surnames - Batch M713496 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • U to Z Surnames - Batch M713497 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), Pickens 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 3.6 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.