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Montgomery County, Georgia Genealogy

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

County Facts
County seat: Mont Vernon
Organized: December 19, 1793
Parent County(s): Washington[1]
Neighboring Counties
Emanuel  • Jeff Davis  • Toombs  • Treutlen  • Wheeler
See County Maps
Montgomery County Courthouse Mt Vernon, Georgia.jpg
Location Map
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County Information


The County was named for Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. The County is located in the central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Montgomery County Courthouse
Railroad Avenue; PO Box 295
Mont Vernon, GA 30445
Phone: 912-583-2363
Montgomery County Website

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1918, marriage records from 1807 and probate records from 1793.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1800 and land records from 1793.
Most original records prior to 1890 are in State Archives.[3]

Montgomery County, Georgia Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1918 1807 1918 1800 1793 1793 1820
*Statewide registration of births and death began in 1919. General compliance for births by 1928 and deaths by 1922.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[5]

Boundary Changes

  • 1793 Montgomery County was created 19 December 1793 from Washington County.
  • County seat: Mont Vernon[6]

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

Populated Places

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Unincorporated communities

History Timeline


Bible Records


Business, Commerce, and Occupations


Cemeteries of Montgomery, 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 Montgomery County cemeteries.

United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969

US Vol. 5 page 106 - cemetery on Mr. Hamilton's farm (1955)

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 3,180
1810 2,954 −7.1%
1820 1,869 −36.7%
1830 1,269 −32.1%
1840 1,616 27.3%
1850 2,154 33.3%
1860 2,997 39.1%
1870 3,586 19.7%
1880 5,381 50.1%
1890 9,248 71.9%
1900 16,359 76.9%
1910 19,638 20.0%
1920 9,167 −53.3%
1930 10,020 9.3%
1940 9,668 −3.5%
1950 7,901 −18.3%
1960 6,284 −20.5%
1970 6,099 −2.9%
1980 7,011 15.0%
1990 7,163 2.2%
2000 8,270 15.5%
2010 9,123 10.3%
Source: "".

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.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes


Project McRae - interactive website exploring the African American lineage descending from Moses McRae of Montgomery County, Georgia.


Land and Property Records

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 Montgomery 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Military Records

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Montgomery County 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 Montgomery County:

- 57th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)
- 61st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E

  • Dorsey, James Edward. 1991. Montgomery County, Georgia genealogical source material. Gainesville, Ga: Magnolia Press. (page 49-51, 53-54, 58-67) 975.8832 H2d
  • Davis, Robert Scott. 1992. A history of Montgomery County, Georgia, to 1918. Roswell, Ga: WH Wolfe Associates. (Confederate Pension and Confederate Roster page 165-208) 975.8832 H2dr

Spanish-American War

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship



Other Records

Voting Records


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

School Records

Social Security Records

Tax 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.





Voter Records

Research Facilities


Listed below are archives in Montgomery County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Georgia Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries


Listed below are libraries in Montgomery County. For state-wide library facilities, see Georgia Archives and Libraries.



Listed below are societies in Montgomery County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Georgia Societies.


Research Guides


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Montgomery County, Georgia" in,_Georgia accessed 2 Nov 2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mpntgomery County, Georgia. Page 151-163 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 155-160.
  5. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 45. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "MontgomeryCounty, Georgia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Georgia, accessed 11 September 2019.