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Walker County, Georgia History & Genealogy

When was Walker County, GA Created?

Walker County was established on December 18,1833 from Murray County (portions of Walker County were used to create Chattooga County in 1838 and Catoosa County in 1853 ). The county was named in honor of Major Freeman Walker (1780 - 1827), a U.S. Senator (1819 - 1821). You can read a summary narrative history of the county in The New Georgia Encyclopedia..

What is the County Seat of Walker County, GA?

The County Seat is located in Lafayette and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Walker County, GA?

Bordering Counties are Hamilton County, TN (north), Catoosa County ( northeast), Whitfield County ( east), Gordon County (south), Floyd County (south), Chattooga County (south), DeKalb County, AL (southwest), Dade County (west).

What cities and towns are in Walker County, GA?

Cities, towns and historic communities located in Catoosa County include Chattanooga Valley, Chickamauga, Flintstone, Fort Oglethorpe, Kensington, LaFayette, Lakeview, Lookout Mountain, Naomi, Rock Spring, Rossville, Villanow.

What natural and historical attractions and features are located in Walker County, GA?

Natural and historical attractions and features include:

What historical and genealogical records can I find in the Walker County Courthouse?

      Walker County Courthouse

The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Walker County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Where can I find Walker County, GA Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

Walker County vital records can be found at the Georgia Department of Health which has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia for current fees and application process, and any privacy restrictions.

You can download an application for copies of Walker Co. Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Walker County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Walker County, GA?

A list of Walker County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.

Where can I find someone to do historical or genealogical research in Walker County, GA?

Generally the staff of public offices and local libraries and historical and genealogical societies cannot undertake extensive or detailed research for individuals beyond limited index lookups, etc. Each office can advise as to their policy. Scott Searches/Historycatcher is a professional research service that offers historical and genealogical research in Walker County, GA. Projects can range from searching records & obtaining photocopies or digital scans of documents to more complex topical research and analysis, depending on need. Other services include an on-site photography service if you need photographs of cemetery markers, or other historically significant locations, and interviews with cooperative and knowledgable local persons, including high quality digital audio recordings, verbatim transcripts, or interview summaries.

Scott Searches/Historycatcher can also assist attorneys, estate administrators, professional genealogists, amateur family historians, reunion organizers, and individuals locate living relatives or descendants through specialized forensic genealogical services, and missing persons investigations.

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