Present day Talbot
County consists of the towns of Baldwinville, Baughville, Beall,
Box Springs, Brownsand, Centerville, Cunningham Crossroads,
Geneva, Hawkins Crossroads, Junction City, Olive Branch,
Pleasant Hill, Prattsburg, Sardis, Tax Crossroads, Woodland,
Ypsilanti, and the county seat, Talbotton.
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Talbot County, 1834 Source: H. S. Tanner, Map of United States of America,
Clerk of Superior Court
[has Court Records from 1828 and Land Records from 1828 ] One Courthouse Sq., P.O. Box 325, Talbotton, GA 31827;
Phone: (706) 665-3239, Fax: (706) 665-8637
Probate Court Clerk
[has Probate Records from 1828 and Marriage Records from
1828 ] P.O. Box 157, Talbotton, GA 31827-0157; 706-665-8866
[Birth & Death Records from 1919-Present ]
Order from Georgia Vital Records
at the edge of the coastal plain, Talbot used to be at the ocean's
edge. Now the county has large deposits of white sand which provides
90% of the United States' golf courses with their sand.
Hill," in Talbot County, is located at the foot of Pine Mountain. It
is so named because of the illusion that a car with its brakes
released appears to roll uphill on the road.
Lazarus Straus, an immigrant from Bavaria, settled in Talbot County
with his family and established a business which was the forerunner
of Macy's department stores. Straus' sons, Isadore, Oscar and
Nathan, were known nationally for their leadership in business,
diplomacy and health reform, respectively.
Talbot County, Georgia's 74th county, was created in 1827 from part
of Muscogee County. The county and county seat, Talbotton, were
named for Governor Matthew Talbot, who was serving as president of
the Senate when Governor Rabun died.
first session of the Georgia Supreme Court was held on January 26,
1846 at the old Claiborne Hotel in Talbotton. Here, the state's
first fifteen attorneys were sworn in and qualified to practice law.
Talbot County State Historical
Located at the Talbot County Courthouse,
Talbot County was created by Act of
1827 from Muscogee County. Originally, it
included part of Taylor County.
It was named
for Matthew Talbot (1767-1827), member
legislature, member of the Convention that
framed the Constitution of Ga.,
the State Senate, Governor in 1819 after
of Gov. Rabun until the election of
Gov. Clark. First officers of Talbot
County, commissioned Feb. 9, 1828, were: Abraham Laurence,
Sheriff; Samuel C. Leech, Clk.
Sup. Ct.; William
S. Goss, Clk. Inf. Ct.; Benjamin Loyd,
Surveyor;Hubbard Brown, Coroner.
130-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL
Situated at the Courthouse Square in Talbotton, it was erected in
1904 by the Alice Beall Matthews Chapter of the United Daughters of