The history of the Probate Court (first called Court of Ordinary) dates to the early Constitution of the state and deals with the issue of passing property and belongings of the deceased to the living. The word "probate" derives from the Latin term "probatio" and refers to the court procedure by which a will is proved to be valid or invalid. Your Probate Judge Tony Thompson and his staff take the Court's role in the Judicial system seriously and will do their best to serve Candler County with courtesy, integrity, and responsibility.
Candler County, Georgia’s 150th county, covers an area of 247 square miles and was carved from parts of Bulloch, Emanuel, and Tattnall counties by a constitutional amendment in 1914.
The southeastern Georgia county was named for Georgia governor Allen D. Candler. Candler County is one of only twenty-five Georgia counties that still have the same boundaries assigned at the time of their formation.