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== History  ==
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The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Anthony Wayne,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Anthony Wayne,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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Guide to Wayne County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Wayne County, Georgia_(state)
Map of Georgia_(state) highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of Georgia_(state)
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia_(state)
Location of Georgia_(state) in the U.S.
Founded May 11, 1803
County Seat Jesup
Address Wayne County Courthouse]
242 E Walnut Street; PO Box 918;
Jesup, GA 31598
Phone: 912.427.5930 
Wayne County Website

County Courthouse

Wayne County Courthouse
242 E Walnut Street; PO Box 918;
Jesup, GA 31598
Phone: 912.427.5930 

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


Local histories are available for Wayne 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.

Anthony Wayne.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).[2]

Parent County

1803--Wayne County was created 11 May 1803 from Creek Indian Lands. County seat: Jesup [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



LDS Cemetery Records

US Vol. 5
page 155 - Rogers Cemetery
page 155 - Little Cemetery


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Satilla

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Jesup

  • 1851, 1870-1955 - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Jesup, Baptism Index 1851, 1870-1955. Batch C713941 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1893-1895 - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Jesup, Marriage Index 1893-1895. Batch M713941 at FamilySearch - free.[4]



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





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).

Additional Probate Records
  • 1875-1878 - Index of Wayne County, Georgia Annual Returns Book M (1875-1878) at Georgia Pioneers ($).


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 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.

  • 1809-1814 - Wayne County Marriage Index 1809-1814. Batch M713931 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1815-1875 - Wayne County Marriage Index 1815-1875. Batch M713932 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1895 - Wayne County Marriage Index 1876-1895. Batch M713933 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Societies and Libraries 

Jesup | Screven Odum

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Georgia. Page 162 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Anthony Wayne," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 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.