Alabama County History and Listings

Alabama County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Alabama has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Autauga
134 N. Court St. Suite 106, Prattville, AL 36067, (334) 361-3725
http://www.autauga.org
Incorporated: Nov. 21, 1818
Parent county: Montgomery
Land records: start in 1809, kept by Probate Judge
Probate: 1810, Probate Judge
Court: 1831, Circuit Court
Notes: Marriage records from 1829-1898, birth from 1871-1928 (delayed birth certificates), and death from March 1908-February 1916.

Baine
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1866
Parent counties: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall, St. Clair
Notes: Abolished Dec. 3, 1867. Became Etowah County Dec. 1, 1868.

Baker
Incorporated: Dec. 30, 1868
Parent counties: Autauga, Bibb, Perry, Shelby
Notes: See Chilton County. Name changed to Chilton Dec. 17, 1874.

Baldwin
1 Court Sq., Box 459, Bay Minette, AL 36507, (251) 937-0399
http://www.co.baldwin.al.us
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1809
Parent counties: Washington, West Florida
Birth records: start in 1908, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1819, Probate Court
Death: 1908, Department of Health
Land: 1809, Probate Court
Probate: 1810, Probate Court
Court: 1811, Circuit Court

Barbour
1800 Fifth Ave. N., Box 398, Clayton, AL 36016, (334) 775-8371
http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/barbour.html
Incorporated: Dec. 18, 1832
Parent counties: Pike County, Original Territory
Marriage records: start in 1838, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1832, Probate Judge
Probate: 1833, Probate Judge
Court: 1832, Circuit Court
Notes: Birth records from 1891-1899 and 1906-1923 and Death records from 1906-1923

Benton
Incorporated: Dec. 18, 1832
Parent county: Creek Cession of 1832
Notes: See Calhoun County. Name changed to Calhoun Jan. 29, 1858.

Bibb
Centreville, AL 35042, (205) 926-4747
http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/bibb.html
Incorporated: Feb. 7, 1818
Parent counties: Monroe, Montgomery
Marriage records: start in 1818, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1818, County Clerk
Probate: 1830, County Clerk
Court: 1830, Circuit Court
Notes: Formerly Cahawba County. Name changed to Bibb Dec. 2, 1820.

Blount
220 Second Ave., E., Room 208, Oneonta, AL 35121, (205) 625-4153
http://www.hometownchronicles.com/al/blount/index.html
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1818
Parent counties: Montgomery County and land acquired from the Creek Cession of 1814.
Marriage records: start in 1820, kept by County Archivist
Land: 1818, County Archivist
Probate: 1829, County Archivist
Burial: 1820, County Archivist
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1829-1852/1872.

Bullock
Box 71, Union Springs, AL 36089, (334) 738-2250
http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/Bullock.html
Incorporated: Dec. 5, 1866
Parent counties: Barbour, Macon, Montgomery, Pike
Marriage records: start in 1819, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1809, County Commissioner
Probate: 1810, Probate Judge
Court: 1811, Circuit Court

Butler
700 Court Sq., Box 756, Greenville, AL 36037, (334) 382-3512
http://theusgenweb.org/al/butler
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1819
Parent counties: Conecuh, Montgomery
Marriage records: start in 1853, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1853, Probate Judge
Probate: 1853, Probate Judge
Court: 1853, Circuit Court
Notes: Courthouse burned 1853. County Health Department has birth records 1886-May 1891, March 1894-November 1919, delayed birth certificates 1870-1930, death records 1894-1919.

Cahawba
Incorporated: Feb. 7, 1818
Parent counties: Monroe, Montgomery
Notes: See Bibb County. Name changed to Bibb Dec. 4, 1820.

Calhoun
1702 Noble St., Suite 102, Anniston, AL 36201, (256) 236-8231
http://www.calhouncounty.org
Incorporated: Dec. 18, 1832
Parent county: Creek Cession of 1832
Marriage records: start in 1834, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1832, Probate Judge
Probate: 1850, Probate Judge
Court: 1891, Circuit Court
Notes: Formerly Benton County. Name changed to Calhoun Jan. 29, 1858.

Chambers
Court Square, Lafayette, AL 36862, (334) 664-1224
http://www.chambersco.com
Incorporated: Dec. 18, 1832
Parent county: Creek Cession of 1832
Birth records: start in 1833, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1833, Probate Office
Land: 1833, Probate Office
Probate: 1833, Probate Office
Court: 1833, Circuit Court

Cherokee
102 W. Main St., Centre, AL 35960, (256) 927-3363
http://www.cherokeecounty-al.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 9, 1836
Parent county: Cherokee Cession 1835
Marriage records: start in 1882, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1882, Probate Judge
Probate: 1882, Probate Judge
Court: 1882, Circuit Court
Military: 1882, Probate Judge
Notes: Records burned in 1882.

Chilton
Box 557, Clanton, AL 35045, (205) 755-1555
http://www.chiltoncounty.org
Incorporated: Dec. 30, 1868
Parent counties: Autauga, Bibb, Perry, Shelby
Marriage records: start in 1870, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1868, Probate Judge
Probate: 1887, Circuit Court
Court: 1843, Circuit Court
Notes: Formerly Baker County. Name changed to Chilton Dec. 17, 1874.

Choctaw
117 S. Mulberry Ave., Butler, AL 36904, (205) 459-2417
http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/Choctaw.html
Incorporated: Dec. 29, 1847
Parent counties: Sumter, Washington
Marriage records: start in 1873, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1873, County Clerk
Probate: 1873, County Clerk
Court: 1871, Circuit Court
Notes: County Health Department has delayed birth records 1870-1900 and death records 1881-1893.

Clarke
117 Court St., Box 548, Grove Hill, AL 36451, (334) 275-3251
http://www.clarkecountyal.com
Incorporated: Dec. 10, 1812
Parent county: Washington
Birth records: start in 1908, kept by Health Clinic
Marriage: 1814, Probate Judge
Death: 1908, Health Clinic
Land: 1812, Probate Judge
Probate: 1810, Probate Judge
Court: 1813, Circuit Court

Clay
Box 187, Ashland, AL 36251, (256) 354-2198
http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/Clay.html
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1866
Parent counties: Randolph, Talladega
Marriage records: start in 1872, kept by Probate Court
Land: 1875, Probate Court
Probate: 1876, Probate Court
Court: 1875, Circuit Court
Notes: County Court has death records 1920-1940; County Health Department has birth records from 1920 and death records from 1920, and voting registry 1906-1936.

Cleburne
406 Vickery St., Heflin, AL 36264, (256) 463-5655
http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/cleburne.html

Incorporated: Dec. 6, 1866
Parent counties: Calhoun, Raldolph, Talladega
Marriage records: start in 1819, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1809, Probate Judge
Probate: 1810, Probate Judge
Court: 1811, Circuit Court
Notes: Probate Judge has birth and death records 1911-1921, and County Health Department has birth/death records from 1908.

Coffee
230 Court St., Elba, AL 36323, (334) 897-2211
http://www.coffee.us
Incorporated: Dec. 29, 1841
Parent counties: Dale
Marriage records: start in 1866, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1887, Probate Judge
Court: 1811, Circuit Court

Colbert
201 N. Main St., Tuscumbia, AL 35674, (256) 386-8500
http://www.colbertcounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1867
Parent county: Franklin
Birth records: start in 1881, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1867, Probate Judge
Death: 1881, Department of Health
Land: 1867, Probate Judge
Probate: 1867, Probate Judge
Court: 1867, Circuit Court
Notes: Abolished same year created, re-established 1869.

Conecuh
Box 347, Evergreen, AL 36401, (334) 578-2095
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alconecu
Incorporated: Feb. 13, 1818
Parent county: Monroe
Birth records: start in 1881, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1866, Probate Judge
Death: 1881, Department of Health
Land: 1866, Probate Judge
Probate: 1881, Probate Judge
Court: 1881, Circuit Court

Coosa
Box 218, Rockford, AL 35136, (256) 362-5721
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alcoosa
Incorporated: Dec. 18, 1832
Parent county: Creek Indian Treaty of Cusseta
Birth records: start in 1878, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1834, Probate Records
Death: 1920, Department of Health
Divorce: 1834, Probate Court
Land: 1832, Probate Court
Probate: 1834, Probate Court
Court: 1834, Circuit Court Office
Military: 1834, Probate Records
Notes: Probate Court has a few birth and death records 1920-1945.

Cotaco
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1818
Parent county: Cherokee Turkeytown Cession
Notes: See Morgan County. Name changed to Morgan June 14, 1821.

Covington
Court Square, Andalusia, AL 36420, (334) 428-2520
http://covingtoncountyal.org
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1821
Parent county: Henry
Court records: unknown start, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: Record loss in 1895. Probate Judge has marriage, land, and probate records 1895-1896. Clerk of Circuit Court has divorce records 1895-1896.

Crenshaw
Box 227, Luverne, AL 36049, (334) 335-6568
http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/crenshaw.html
Incorporated: Nov. 24, 1866
Parent counties: Butler, Coffee, Covington, Lowndes, Pike
Birth records: start in 1889, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1895, Probate Judge
Death: 1909, Department of Health
Land: 1896, Probate Judge
Probate: 1896, Probate Judge

Cullman
500 Second Ave. SW, Cullman, AL 35055, (256) 739-3530
http://www.co.cullman.al.us

Incorporated: Jan. 24, 1877
Parent counties: Blount, Morgan, Winston
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1877, Probate Judge
Death: 1877, Department of Health
Divorce: 1877, Probate Judge
Land: 1877, Probate Judge
Probate: 1877, Probate Judge
Court: 1877, Probate Judge

Dale
1702 Hwy. 123 S., Box 246, Ozark, AL 36361, (334) 774-6025
http://www.dalecountyal.org
Incorporated: Dec. 22, 1824
Parent counties: Covington, Henry
Birth records: start in 1919, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1884, Probate Judge
Death: 1920, Department of Health
Divorce: 1885, Circuit Court
Land: 1884, Probate Judge
Probate: 1895, Probate Judge
Court: 1884, Circuit Court
Notes: 1885 courthouse fire destroyed all records.

Dallas
Box 997, Selma, AL 36702, (334) 874-2500
http://www.prairiebluff.com/algenweb/dallas
Incorporated: Feb. 9, 1818
Parent counties: Montgomery, Monroe
Marriage records: start in 1818, kept by Probate Judge
Divorce: 1917, Probate Judge
Land: 1818, Probate Judge
Probate: 1821, Probate Judge
Court: 1821, Circuit Court
Notes: County Health Department has birth records 1880-1930 (delayed birth certificates) and death records 1882-1888.

DeKalb
111 Grand Ave. SW, Fort Payne, AL 35967, (256) 845-8525
http://www.dekalbcountyal.us
Incorporated: Jan. 9, 1836
Parent county: Cherokee Cession of 1835
Birth records: start in 1885, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1836, Probate Judge
Death: 1885, Department of Health
Land: 1836, Probate Judge
Probate: 1836, Probate Judge
Court: 1836, Circuit Court

Elmore
Box 280, Wetumpka, AL 36092, (334) 567-1138
http://elmoreco.org
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1866
Parent counties: Autauga, Coosa, Montgomery, Tallapoosa
Marriage records: start in 1867, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1867, Probate Judge
Probate: 1867, Probate Judge
Court: 1876, Circuit Court
Military: 1919, Probate Judge
Notes: Probate Judge has birth and death records 1909-1913; County Health Department has birth records from 1884 and death records from 1927.

Escambia
Box 848, Brewton, AL 36427, (251) 867-0208
http://www.co.escambia.al.us
Incorporated: Dec. 10, 1868
Parent counties: Baldwin, Conecuh
Marriage records: start in 1879, kept by Probate Court
Land: 1868, Probate Court
Probate: 1868, Probate Court
Court: 1882, Circuit Court
Notes: There was a record loss in 1868.

Etowah
800 Forrest Ave., Gadsden, AL 35901, (256) 546-2821
http://www.etowahcounty.org
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1866
Parent counties: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall, St. Clair
Birth records: start in 1894, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1867, Probate Judge
Death: 1898, Department of Health
Land: 1867, Probate Judge
Probate: 1867, Probate Judge
Court: 1867, Circuit Court
Notes: Formerly Baine County, abolished Dec. 3, 1867. Reestablished as Etowah County Dec. 1, 1868.

Fayette
Box 509, Fayette, AL 35555, (205) 932-4519
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alfayett
Incorporated: Dec. 20, 1824
Parent counties: Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa
Marriage records: start in 1850, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1824, Probate Judge
Probate: 1851, Probate Judge
Military: 1919, Probate Judge
Notes: Probate Judge has birth records 1884-1941 and death records 1899-1941. There were record losses in 1866 and in 1916.

Franklin
410 N. Jackson St., Russellville, AL 35653, (256) 332-1210
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alfrankl
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1818
Parent counties: Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession of 1816
Marriage records: start in 1890, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1818, Probate Judge
Probate: 1890, Probate Judge
Court: 1890, Circuit Court
Notes: Records burned 1890.

Geneva
Box 430, Geneva, AL 36340, (334) 684-9300
http://www.genevacounty.net
Incorporated: Dec. 26, 1868
Parent counties: Dale, Henry, Coffee
Marriage records: start in 1898, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1868, Probate Judge
Probate: 1888, Probate Judge
Military: 1930, Probate Judge
Court: 1898, Circuit Court
Notes: Probate Judge has birth records 1909-1918 and death records 1909-1941. There was a record loss in 1898.

Greene
Box 656, Eutaw, AL 35462, (205) 372-3349, http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/greene.html
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1819
Parent counties: Marengo, Tuscaloosa
Marriage records: start in 1823, kept by Probate Judge
Death: 1881, Department of Health
Land: 1821, Probate Judge
Probate: 1820, Probate Judge
Court: 1821, Circuit Court
Notes: County Health Department has birth records 1881-1896.

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Hale
1001 Main St., Box 396, Greensboro, AL 36744, (334) 624-8740
http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/hale.html
Incorporated: Jan. 30, 1867
Parent counties: Greene, Marengo, Perry, Tuscaloosa
Marriage records: start in 1867, kept by Probate Judge
Divorce: 1868, Probate Judge
Land: 1867, Probate Judge
Probate: 1867, Probate Judge
Court: 1867, Probate Judge

Hancock
Incorporated: Feb. 12, 1850
Parent county: Walker
Notes: See Winston County. Name changed to Winston Jan. 22, 1858.

Henry
101 W. Court Sq., Suite A, Abbeville, AL 36310, (334) 585-3257
http://www.henrycountyalabama.org
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1819
Parent county: Conecuh
Marriage records: start in 1823, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1819, Probate Judge
Probate: 1822, Probate Judge
Court: 1822, Circuit Court
Notes: Probate Judge has birth records 1895-1922 and death records 1895-1906. County Health Department has birth and death records from 1931.

Houston
Box 6406, Dothan, AL 36302, (334) 677-4700
http://www.houstoncounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 9, 1903
Parent counties: Dale, Geneva, Henry
Birth records: start in 1908, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1903, Probate Office
Death: 1908, Department of Health
Divorce: 1903, Reg. in Chancery
Land: 1903, Probate Office
Probate: 1903, Probate Office
Court: 1903, Circuit Court

Jackson
Box 397, Scottsboro, AL 35768, (256) 574-9320
http://www.jacksoncountyal.com
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1819
Parent county: Cherokee Cession of 1816
Marriage records: start in 1851, kept by Probate Judge
Divorce: 1895, Circuit Court
Land: 1819, Probate Judge
Probate: 1866, Probate Judge
Notes: Record losses in 1860 and 1920.

Jefferson
716 N. 21st St., Birmingham, AL 35263, (205) 325-5300
http://jeffconline.jccal.org
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1819
Parent county: Blount
Marriage records: start in 1818, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1819, Probate Judge
Probate: 1819, Probate Judge
Court: 1826, Circuit Court
Notes: Birth and death records are from 1871 and 1882 (partial).

Jones
Incorporated: Feb. 4, 1867
Parent counties: Marion, Fayette
Notes: Abolished Nov. 13, 1867. Reestablished as Sanford County Oct. 8, 1868. Name changed to Lamar Feb. 8, 1877.

Lamar
Box 338, Vernon, AL 35592, (205) 695-9119
http://theusgenweb.org/al/lamar
Incorporated: Feb. 4, 1867
Parent counties: Marion, Fayette
Land records: start in 1967, kept by Probate Office
Probate: 1967, Probate Office
Court: 1967, Circuit Clerk
Notes: Formerly Jones County. Abolished Nov. 13, 1867 and reestablished as Sanford County Oct. 8, 1868. Name changed to Lamar Feb. 8, 1877.

Lauderdale
Box 1059, Florence, AL 35631, (256) 760-5800
http://lauderdalecountyonline.com
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1818
Parent counties: Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession in 1816
Marriage records: start in 1818, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1818, Probate Judge
Probate: 1818, Probate Judge
Court: 1821, Circuit Court

Lawrence
Courthouse, Moulton, AL 35650, (256) 974-0663
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~allawren
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1818
Parent counties: Cherokee and Chickasaw in 1816
Marriage records: start in 1828, kept by Probate Judge
Divorce: 1810, Probate Judge
Land: 1810, Probate Judge
Probate: 1818, Probate Judge
Court: 1828, Circuit Court

Lee
215 S. Ninth St., Box 666, Opelika, AL 36801, (334) 749-7141
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~allee
Incorporated: Dec. 5, 1866
Parent counties: Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa
Marriage records: start in 1867, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1867, Probate Judge
Probate: 1861, Probate Judge
Court: 1867, Circuit Court
Military: 1919, Probate Judge

Limestone
310 W. Washington St., Athens, AL 35611, (256) 233-6404
http://www.co.limestone.al.us
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1818
Parent counties: Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession in 1806 and 1816
Notes: County Archives has birth and death records 1881-1913. County Health Department has birth and death records from 1881; land, probate and court records 1818-1900; divorce records 1896-1947; marriage records 1832-1900; tax records 1861-1900. Record loss in 1862.

Lowndes
Box 65, Hayneville, AL 36040, (334) 548-2331
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~allownde
Incorporated: Jan. 20, 1830
Parent counties: Butler, Dallas, Montgomery
Marriage records: start in 1830, kept by Probate Judge
Death: 1832, Probate Judge
Land: 1830, Probate Judge
Probate: 1830, Probate Judge
Court: 1830, Circuit Court
Military: 1919, Probate Judge
Notes: Birth records from 1881-1904, delayed birth certificates 1879-1911 are held by County Health Deparment.

Macon
101 E. Northside St., Tuskegee, AL 36083, (334) 727-1800
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~almacon
Incorporated: Dec. 18, 1832
Parent county: Creek Cession of 1832
Marriage records: start in 1832, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1832, Probate Judge
Probate: 1834, Probate Judge
Court: 1862, Circuit Court

Madison
100 North Side Sq., Huntsville, AL 35801, (256) 532-3330
http://www.co.madison.al.us
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1808
Parent counties: Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession of 1806
Birth records: start in 1881, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1809, Probate Judge
Death: 1881, Department of Health
Land: 1810, Probate Judge
Probate: 1818, Probate Judge
Court: 1808, Circuit Court

Marengo
101 E. Coats Ave., Linden, AL 36748, (334) 295-2210
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~almareng
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1818
Parent county: Choctaw Cession of 1816
Birth records: start in 1881, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1818, Probate Judge
Death: 1906, Department of Health
Land: 1820, Probate Judge
Probate: 1818, Probate Judge
Court: 1819, Circuit Court
Notes: Record loss in 1848 and 1965.

Marion
Box 460, Hamilton, AL 35570, (205) 921-3172
http://www.marioncountyalabama.org
Incorporated: Feb. 13, 1818
Parent county: Tuscaloosa
Birth records: start in 1902, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1887, Probate Judge
Death: 1902, Department of Health
Land: 1887, Probate Judge
Probate: 1887, Probate Judge
Court: 1887, Circuit Court
Military: 1920, Probate Judge
Notes: Courthouse fire in 1883 destroyed all records.

Marshall
424 Blount Ave., Guntersville, AL 35976, (256) 571-7701
http://www.marshallco.org/index.php
Incorporated: Jan. 9, 1836
Parent counties: Blount, Cherokee Cession of 1836, Jackson
Birth records: start in 1920, kept by Probate Judge
Marriage: 1836, Probate Judge
Death: 1920, Probate Judge
Land: 1836, Probate Judge
Probate: 1843, Probate Judge
Court: 1836, Probate Court

Mobile
109 Government St., Mobile, AL 36602, (334) 690-8502
http://www.mobilecounty.org
Incorporated: Dec. 18, 1812
Parent counties: West Florida, Baldwin
Birth records: start in 1820, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1814, Probate Judge
Land: 1812, Probate Judge
Probate: 1814, Probate Judge
Court: 1814, Circuit Court

Monroe
Box 8, Monroeville, AL 35461, (334) 575-3778
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~almonroe
Incorporated: June 29, 1815
Parent county: Creek Cession 1814
Birth records: start in 1881, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1833, Probate Judge
Death: 1908, Department of Health
Land: 1833, Probate Judge
Probate: 1833, Probate Judge
Court: 1833, Circuit Court
Notes: Courthouse fire destroyed records prior to 1833. 1816 Monroe County census published by Monroe Journal.

Montgomery
Box 223, Montgomery, AL 36101, (334) 832-4950
http://www.mc-ala.org
Incorporated: Dec. 6, 1816
Parent county: Monroe
Marriage records: start in 1917, kept by Probate Judge
Divorce: 1852, Clerk/Board/Revenue
Land: 1819, Probate Judge
Probate: 1819, Probate Judge
Court: 1811, Circuit Court
Notes: Alabama Department of Archivists and History has marriage records 1817-1928.

Morgan
302 Lee St. NE, Decatur, AL 35601, (256) 351-4600,
http://www.co.morgan.al.us
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1818
Parent county: Cherokee Turkeytown Cession of 1818
Birth records: start in 1893, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1818, Probate Judge
Death: 1893, Department of Health
Land: 1818, Probate Judge
Probate: 1818, Probate Judge
Court: 1817, Circuit Court
Notes: Formerly Cotaco County. Name changed to Morgan June 14, 1821.

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Perry
Box 478, Marion, AL 36756, (334) 683-2210
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/al/county/perry
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1819
Parent counties: Montgomery, Creek Cession of 1814
Birth records: start in 1908, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1820, Probate Judge
Death: 1908, Department of Health
Land: 1819, Probate Judge
Probate: 1823, Probate Judge
Court: 1821, Circuit Court

Pickens
Box 370, Carrollton, AL 35447, (205) 367-2010
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alpicken/pcpage.htm
Incorporated: Dec. 20, 1820
Parent county: Tuscaloosa
Birth records: start in 1903, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1876, Probate Judge
Death: 1903, Department of Health
Land: 1876, Probate Judge
Probate: 1876, Probate Judge
Court: 1876, Circuit Court
Notes: Record losses in 1864 and 1876, all records destroyed.

Pike
Box 1008, Troy, AL 36081, (334) 566-1246
http://www.genrecords.net/alpike
Incorporated: Dec. 17, 1821
Parent counties: Henry, Montgomery
Marriage records: start in 1830, kept by Probate Judge
Death: 1881, Department of Health
Land: 1830, Probate Judge
Probate: 1830, Probate Judge
Court: 1830, Circuit Court
Notes: County Health Department has birth records from 1886. Courthouse fire in 1830, destroyed all records.

Randolph
Box 249, Wedowee, AL 36278, (256) 357-4933
http://www.randolphcountyalabama.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 18, 1832
Parent county: Creek Cession 1832
Birth records: start in 1886, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1897, Probate Judge
Death: 1886, Department of Health
Land: 1897, Probate Judge
Probate: 1897, Probate Judge
Notes: 1897 courthouse fire 1897, destroyed probate records. Probate Judge has military pensions 1904-1909.

Russell
Box 969, Phenix City, AL 36868, (334) 298-7979
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alrussel
Incorporated: Dec. 18, 1832
Parent county: Creek Cession 1832
Birth records: start in 1893, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1928, Probate Judge
Death: 1893, Department of Health
Land: 1832, Probate Judge
Probate: 1832, Probate Judge
Court: 1832, Circuit Court

Sanford
Incorporated: Oct. 8, 1867
Parent county: Jones
Notes: See Lamar County. Formed from Jones County. Name changed to Lamar Feb. 8, 1877.

Shelby
Box 1810, Columbiana, AL 35051, (205) 669-3760
http://www.shelbycountyalabama.com
Incorporated: Feb. 7, 1818
Parent county: Montgomery
Marriage records: start in 1819, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1819, Probate Judge
Probate: 1819, Probate Judge
Court: 1819, Circuit Court

St. Clair
Box 397, Ashville, AL 35953, (205) 594-5114
http://www.stclairco.com
Incorporated: Nov. 20, 1818
Parent county: Shelby
Birth records: start in 1893, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1819, Probate Judge
Death: 1908, Department of Health
Land: 1818, Probate Judge
Probate: 1818, Probate Judge
Court: unknown, Circuit Court

Sumter
Box 70, Livingston, AL 35470, (205) 652-2731
http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/sumter.html
Incorporated: Dec. 18, 1832
Parent county: Choctaw Cession of 1832
Birth records: start in 1888, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1833, Probate Judge
Death: 1881, Department of Health
Land: 1825, Probate Judge
Probate: 1828, Probate Judge
Court: 1876, Circuit Court
Notes: Probate Judge has a few birth records 1888-1918.

Talladega
Box 755, Talladega, AL 35160, (256) 362-4175
http://www.talladegacountyal.org
Incorporated: Dec. 18, 1832
Parent county: Creek Cession of 1832
Birth records: start in 1897, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1834, Probate Court
Death: 1897, Department of Health
Land: 1833, Probate Court
Probate: 1833, Probate Court
Court: 1833, Circuit Court
Military: 1930, Probate Court
Notes: Chancery Court has Divorce records 1888-1892.

Tallapoosa
125 N. Broadnax St., Dadeville, AL 36853, (256) 825-4266
http://www.tallaco.com
Incorporated: Dec. 18, 1832
Parent county: Creek Cession of 1832
Marriage records: start in 1834, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1832, Probate Judge
Probate: 1838, Probate Judge
Court: 1835, Circuit Court
Notes: Tallapoosa and Coosa counties swapped 90 acres in 1963. Probate Judge has a few birth and death records 1881-1991.

Tuscaloosa
714 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, (205) 349-3870
http://www.tuscco.com
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1818
Parent counties: Cherokee and Choctaw Cession 1816
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1823, Probate Judge
Death: 1880, Department of Health
Land: 1823, Probate Judge
Probate: 1821, Probate Judge

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Walker
Box 1447, Jasper, AL 35502, (205) 384-7230
http://www.walkercounty.com
Incorporated: Dec. 26, 1823
Parent counties: Tuscaloosa, Blount, Jefferson
Marriage records: start in 1877, kept by Probate Judge
Death: 1877, Department of Health
Land: 1877, Probate Judge
Probate: 1877, Probate Judge
Court: 1877, Circuit Court
Notes: All court records burned in 1877.

Washington
Box 549, Chatom, AL 36518, (334) 847-2208
http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/washingt.html
Incorporated: June 4, 1800
Parent counties: Mississippi Territory
Birth records: start in 1908, kept by Probate Judge
Marriage: 1802, Probate Judge
Death: 1908, Probate Judge
Land: 1786, Probate Judge
Probate: 1820, Probate Judge
Military: 1919, Probate Judge

Wilcox
Box 668, Camden, AL 36726, (334) 682-4883
http://www.prairiebluff.com/algenweb/wilcox
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1819
Parent counties: Monroe, Dallas
Birth records: start in 1905, kept by Department of Health
Marriage: 1820, Probate Judge
Death: 1905, Department of Health
Land: 1820, Probate Judge
Probate: 1820, Probate Judge

Winston
Box 27, Double Springs, AL 35553, (205) 489-5219
http://www.winstoncountyalabama.org
Incorporated: Feb. 12, 1850
Parent county: Walker
Marriage records: start in 1891, kept by Probate Judge
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1891, Probate Judge
Probate: 1891, Probate Judge
Court: 1892, Circuit Court
Notes: Formerly Hancock County. Name changed to Winston Jan. 22, 1858. Probate records lost in 1891 courthouse fire.


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