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.

We are striving to help researchers of Talbot county to find their Talbot ancestors.  I am also a Talbot County researcher.  My Jeremiah Castleberry was one of the earlier citizens of Talbot.  Help me help you and others by submitting your records to Talbot.  Good luck... Margie Daniels

Talbot County Map 1830

These maps show the changes to Talbot through the years, this will help in your research those who were in Talbot may have found themselves in the newly carved out counties like Taylor

Talbot County, 1834
Source: H. S. Tanner, Map of United States of America, 1834




County Records

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
FAX 665-8199

Vital Records [Birth & Death Records from 1919-Present ] Order from Georgia Vital Records



Lying 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.

"Magic 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.
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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.

The 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 Marker

Located at the Talbot County Courthouse, Talbotton, Ga.

Neighboring areas:
  • Northeast: Upson County
    • Southeast: Taylor County
    • South: Marion County
    • Southwest: Chattahoochee County Muscogee County
    • West: Harris County
    • Northwest: Meriwether County

    Talbot County Government site


    Talbot County was created by Act of Dec. 14, 1827 from Muscogee County. Originally, it  included part of Taylor County. It was named for Matthew Talbot (1767-1827), member of legislature, member of the Convention that framed the Constitution of Ga., President of the State Senate, Governor in 1819 after the death 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.


    Confederate Monument

    Situated at the Courthouse Square in Talbotton, it was erected in 1904 by the Alice Beall Matthews Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy

    Cities and towns

    • Geneva
    • Junction City
    • Talbotton (county seat)
    • Woodland


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