Photo courtesy of Georgia's Virtual Vault

Marion County Courthouse, built of locally made brick in 1850. This was the second courthouse built in the county.  The first one was built at Tazewell of wood.  The first county seat was at Horry from 1827 to 1838 and they probably had a court house there but its location is unknown.  The second county seat was at Tazewell (Court house built on lot 230, 4th Dist) from 1838 to 1850 when it was moved to Buena Vista (built on lot 110, 4th Dist).  Many county records were destroyed 3 Nov 1845 when the courthouse at Tazewell burned, but a few records did survive.  The county seat of Buena Vista was originally called Pea Ridge, but the name was later changed after the victory at Buena Vista in the Mexican War.

Welcome to Marion County






Hello! I am the Marion County coordinator for The GAGenWeb Project. My name is Trish Elliott-Kashima and I am bringing new information to our website frequently.  I do not live in Marion County, but have several families that lived there. All comments, suggestions and submissions are very welcome.  Please share photos and family trees and anything else to do with Marion County. Email me here.


 If there is anything you have donated here in the past that is no longer found, please resend it and I will post it again.  Some information previously donated to this website, was transferred to the Marion County GAGenWeb Archives before I became County Coordinator.  Previously donated information can be put back here on this website with your permission.


The site is re-indexed every Monday.  If you see that I have uploaded new information before Monday about noon,  try using "control f" as a search tool for the page you are interested in, on that specific page.




Marion County was created in 1827 from Lee, Muscogee and Stewart Counties. The County was named for the Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion, who was known as the "Swamp Fox". He is often thought of as the father of modern guerrilla warfare. Francis Marion (ca 1732-1795) lived in South Carolina and fought in the French and Indian War as well as the Revolutionary War. The movie "The Patriot" was partially based on Francis Marion.

General Francis Marion,

the "Swamp Fox"




March 28, 2015

New this week: More Court of Ordinary and letters of dismission .


Thanks for your patience with me lately, have had family "doings" that have taken me away from this site.


  This website is a work in progress, and I encourage you to join in!  Please consider sharing your family tree with us.  Copies of your family bibles, family stories passed down regarding your ancestors or anything pertaining to your ancestry in Marion County is most welcome.



Resources Available on this Website

African American Research Agriculture and Farm Animals Bible Records
Biographies Books and Periodicals Cemeteries
Census Churches Claims/Civil War Era
Communities County Formation and Boundary Changes Court Records
Deeds and Land Records Family Group Sheets Ft Perry

Guardianship Bonds

Historic Sites History of Marion County
Index to History of Marion County, by Nettie Powell Indian Applications IRS 1864-1866
Lookup Volunteers Maps Medical terms from the 1800s
Military Name Changes Native American Resources
Newspaper abstracts Newspapers of Marion County and vicinity
Obituaries Old Queries Photographs
 Postmasters of Marion County   Quilts, Woven Items, Clothing Railroad: Buena Vista and Ellaville
Recipes  Records on Microfilm Relief for Civil War Wives/Widows
Resources  Schools Special Pardons,1865
State Mental Hospital Inmates from Marion County 1853-1870 Surnames

Tax lists

 Wills and Probate

Vitals, Births, Marriages

and Deaths  



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Our State Coordinator is Linda Blum Barton

Our Assistant State Coordinator is Vivian Price Saffold

Our Regional Assistant is Kemis Massey


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This page was last updated on -03/29/2015

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Many thanks go to Mary Kathryn Kozy, Virginia Crilley, Harris Hill, Carla Miles & Angela Covington

for their work on the site over the years.