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County Information
Originally established as Toombs County on March 8, 1858, it was named after Robert Toombs (1810-85) of Georgia, who had been a member of Congress, 1845-53, and was U.S. senator, 1853-61. Mr. Toombs became a leading disunionist, then a Confederate secretary of state in 1861, and later was a Confederate general. In 1863, the county was renamed Andy Jackson County after President Andrew Jackson and to disassociate with Mr. Toombs. The county changed its name to Wilkin County, for Col. Alexander Wilkin, who was killed in the Civil War, in March 6, 1868.

Parent counties: Cass, Toombs, Johnson

County Seat



Akron Township
Andrea Township
Atherton Township
Bradford Township
Brandrup Township
Breckenridge Township
Campbell Township
Champion Township
Connelly Township
Deerhorn Township
Foxhome Township

Manston Township
McCauleyville Township
Meadows Township
Mitchell Township
Nilsen Township
Nordick Township
Prairie View Township
Roberts Township
Sunnyside Township
Tanberg Township
Wolverton Township

Rothsay (part)

Online Data


Church Histories / Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

Sept. 2012: Obit: Maitland
July 2012: Marriage: Triplet-Robinson; Bio: Burrows
May 2012: Bios: Archibald, Balentine
Apr. 2012: Ehlert, Granger, James, Wells
Mar. 2012: Bios: Gunn, Hanson; Marriage: Moon-Hoffman
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Enlistment Records & Honor List
Jan 2012: Death certificates for ZIMMERMAN; Birth Announcement for ZIMMERMAN; list of cemeteries

Previous Updates:
CHAPMAN obit; Index to 1860 Federal Census (Toombs Co); Death Records 1908-1909; Fire Wardens, 1895


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