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Walton County, Georgia Genealogy

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

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for George Walton, one of the three men from Georgia who signed the United States Declaration of Independence. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Walton County Courthouse
303 South Hammond Drive, Suite 330
Monroe, GA 30655-0585
Phone: 770-267-1301
Walton County Website

Walton County, Georgia Record Dates[edit | edit source]

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[3]
1919 1819 1919 1900 1819 1819 1820
*Statewide registration of births and death began in 1919. General compliance for births by 1928 and deaths by 1922.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1818 Walton County was created 15 December 1818 from Creek Indian lands.
  • County seat: Monroe[5]

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

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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:[6]\

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following web site may have additional information on Walton County cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 1,026
1820 4,192 308.6%
1830 10,929 160.7%
1840 10,209 −6.6%
1850 10,821 6.0%
1860 11,074 2.3%
1870 11,038 −0.3%
1880 15,622 41.5%
1890 17,467 11.8%
1900 20,942 19.9%
1910 25,393 21.3%
1920 24,216 −4.6%
1930 21,118 −12.8%
1940 20,777 −1.6%
1950 20,230 −2.6%
1960 20,481 1.2%
1970 23,404 14.3%
1980 31,211 33.4%
1990 38,586 23.6%
2000 60,687 57.3%
2010 83,768 38.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Walton 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[edit | edit source]


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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

Online Records

  • 1861-1865Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — index
  • 1861-1865Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — index
  • 1861-1865U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry — index (free)
  • 1861-1865U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry — index (free)
  • 1861-1865Confederate Enlistment Oaths and Discharges at Georgia Archives Virtual Vault- images and alphabetical index
  • 1861-1865Confederate Muster Rolls at Georgia Archives Virtual Vault- images; filter by commanding officer, service branch and regiment
  • 1861-1865Confederate Pension Application Supplements - images and alphabetical index; filter by county
  • 1864Militia Enrollment Lists, 1864 - images; filter by county
  • 1867-1868Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868 at FamilySearch — index
  • 1879-1920Georgia, Confederate Pension Rolls, 1879-1920 at FamilySearch — index
  • 1879-1960Confederate Pension Applications - images and alphabetical index; filter by county

Regiments. Service men in Walton 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 Walton County:

- 9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 42nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies G and H
- 64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company K

Spanish-American War

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Records

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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 Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Voter Records[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

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

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • 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

Libraries[edit | edit source]

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

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

Walton County Historical Society
PO Box 1733
Monroe, GA 30655-6733
Phone: 770-267-6663
Walton County Historical Society

East Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc.
PO Box 117
Winder, GA 30680
East Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc.
East Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc. Facebook

Georgia State Archives
5800 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: 678-364-3700
Georgia State Archives
Georgia State Archives Facebook

Georgia Historical Society
Street address: 501 Whitaker Street
Mailing address: 104 W. Gaston Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: 912-651-2125
Toll Free: 877-424-4789
Email: [email protected]
Georgia Historical Society

Georgia Genealogical Society
PO Box 550247
Atlanta, Georgia 30355-2747
Georgia Genealogical Society

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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, "Walton County, Georgia" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walton_County,_Georgia accessed 6 Nov 2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walton 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.
  4. ↑Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 55-56. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Georgia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. ↑Wikipedia contributors, "Walton _County,_Georgia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walton_County,_Georgia, accessed 10 October 2019.
  7. ↑Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.
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No charges to be filed in protest incident at Walton County Courthouse (VIDEO)

Northwest Florida Daily News

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — Cellphone video from a Sunday incident at the Walton County Courthouse, where advocates of removing a Confederate memorial held a rally as a group of counter-demonstrators stood around the memorial, shows apparently accidental contact between an opponent and supporter of the memorial, not a deliberate attack.

RELATED: Scuffle mars protest seeking removal of Civil War memorial from Walton County Courthouse grounds

No charges will be filed in the incident, according to Corey Dobridnia, public information officer for the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.

“It was an accident. That is our take on it,” Dobridnia said Tuesday.

Referencing a TV news report that called the incident “an altercation between the groups” and other public comment on the incident, Dobridnia added, “It’s so dangerous to make assumptions when things happen that quickly.”

The video, posted on Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson’s Facebook page, shows a monument opponent walking up to a flagpole at the memorial that holds a Confederate States of America flag (not the more well-known Confederate battle flag routinely displayed by some hate groups), and being met by a handful of monument supporters.

Subsequently, the video, one of two bystander cellphone videos reviewed in the investigation of the incident, according to a Sheriff’s Office report, shows a second monument opponent approaching the memorial, apparently to pull the initial opponent away from the area. As he approaches, a woman sticks her arms out and tries to stop him, remaining in close proximity to him.

As the two men move away from the monument, one of them stumbles into the woman, knocking her down onto a concrete walkway. Immediately after the woman falls, the man raises his hands into the air, signaling that whatever happened was not intentional.

As the two men walk away, toward the courthouse steps where monument opponents were gathered for their rally, a woman’s voice, off-camera, is heard screaming, “I want him arrested now! Right now! Get him arrested now!”

The incident created some tense moments on the courthouse lawn. At one point, not shown on the cellphone video, DeFuniak Springs Police Chief James Hurley tells organizers of the monument protest that their rally could be shut down by law enforcement.

“It will be an unlawful assembly if it keeps up,” Hurley tells organizers before they return to the courthouse steps to continue their rally.

Walton County Sheriff’s deputies also were on the scene, and began an investigation into the incident, indicating their interest in obtaining cellphone video as part of that probe.

The woman who was pushed to the sidewalk, a 73-year-old resident of Bonifay in neighboring Holmes County, said Sunday that she would be pressing charges, but deputies explained that the bringing of any charges would depend on the results of their investigation.

In a message accompanying the video from a citizen’s cellphone, the Monday post on the sheriff’s Facebook page said the footage was posted “in order to quell rumors in the community and misinformation in the news.”

In its review of the footage, the Facebook post notes that at “no time did the (initial) protester put hands on the flag, the flag pole, or anyone” and goes on to say that the clear intent of the second protester was to lead the initial protester away.

The review goes on to note that the woman “walked up to the second man to try to prevent him from reaching the monument and as the two men were walking backward, away from the flag, she was accidentally knocked over.”

The Sheriff’s Office investigative report released Tuesday identifies the two monument protesters as a DeFuniak Springs man and his son.

The father was interviewed Tuesday by two Walton County sheriff’s lieutenants — the son was unable to attend — and was “adamant his sole purpose for going toward the flag pole was to get his son and remove him from the situation.”

The man went on to say that he “felt as though (the woman) grabbed him from behind and he did not think she should have done that since he was trying to deescalate the situation.”

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Walton County Courthouse Records

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This district is divided into six circuits.

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Probate Courts

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See also

  1. Alcovy Circuit, "Judges and Staff," accessed February 4, 2015
  2. Augusta, Georgia, "Superior Court," accessed February 4, 2015
  3. Georgia 10th Judicial District, "Piedmont Circuit," accessed February 4, 2015
  4. Georgia 10th Judicial District, "Toombs Circuit," accessed February 4, 2015
  5. Georgia 10th Judicial District, "Western Circuit," accessed February 4, 2015
  6. Administrative Office of the Courts, "Superior Court Directory," accessed May 4, 2014
  7. Council of Probate Court Judges, "Directory of Judges"
  8. Council of Juvenile Court Judges of Georgia, "Juvenile Court Judges by County," accessed March 11, 2015
  9. Georgia Courts, "Magistrate Court Directory," accessed May 14, 2015
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Historic Courthouse

Shortly after Walton County was created in Dec. 1818, court was held in a cow barn. Other buildings served as seat of government until the county's first courthouse was completed in 1823. That building served until 1845, when another courthouse was built. Walton County's third courthouse was completed in 1884. The original clock tower and dome were destroyed by a tornado in 1885. The courthouse roof remained flat until the current tower was added in 1907. The building underwent major restorations in 1933, 1969, and 1996. In the last restoration, the large courtroom on the second floor was restored, and the purpose of the courthouse was changed from a general-purpose county government building to a facility for holding superior court trials. The superior court judge, clerk of superior court, and sheriff remained in the old courthouse, while other county officials moved to courthouse annexes and other buildings bordering the courthouse square. With completion of the new Walton County Government Building in 2004, state and county courts and most county government offices moved to the new facility. Since then, the old courthouse has continued to house a few county offices, including the parks and recreation department, baliff, and senior superior court judge. The restored superior court courtroom on the second floor is used for public meetings and hearings.

The cornerstone of this beautiful building was laid on February 14, 1883. The building had no lighting and was heated by 12 fireplaces. It was built in the Second Empire Victorian style that was popular during the time. Because it was during the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant it was often referred to as "General Grant Style." It was designed by the architectural firm of Bruce and Morgan of Atlanta and constructed by Mr. James Smith of Sparta.

The original clock tower and dome of the courthouse were destroyed in 1885 by a tornado. The courthouse remained with a flat roof until the current tower was constructed in 1907. In 1910 the four clock faces, the bell and the clock motor were added. The bell and motor were made by the E. Howard Clock Company and the 42" solid bronze bell is one of the largest in the state. The motor was weight driven when originally installed but was eventually replaced with electricity.

In 1933 the Works Progress Adminstration began a $33,000 renovation on the building. Terrazzoo was placed in all downstaris halls except at the back of Grand Hall, which had been closed in for an office in the 1920's. The original balcony was removed and replaced with one with larger seating capacity and offices were built below. Red and black asbestos tiles were installed over all heart pine floors in the courtroom and first floor, and all original courtroom railings, benches and porch rails were removed and Neo Classical replacements were added.

The courthouse was again remodeled in 1969 as well as in 1995. On June 23, 1996 the restored historic courthouse was rededicated and is used today for county offices.

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