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  • Lamar County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 25, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Tuscaloosa County.
    Established:  04-Feb-1867
    County Seat:  Vernon, Alabama

    County history - Lamar County:  A county [Jones County] was established on February 4, 1867, from Marion County, and named for E. P. Jones of Fayette County, with its county seat at Vernon. It was abolished on November 3, 1867. On October 8, 1868, the area was again organized into a county, [Sanford County] in honor of H. C. Sanford of Cherokee County. On February 8, 1877, the county was renamed Lamar in honor of Senator Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar of Mississippi.


    Lamar Courthouse
    1. Lamar County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Lamar County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Lamar County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Lamar County Genealogical & Historical Society (Vernon, AL)
    4. Lamar County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Lamar County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Lamar County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lamar County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lamar County Vital Records - Lamar County Clerk, P.O. Box 338, Vernon, AL 35592-0338.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.


  • Lauderdale County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 25, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of local Native American [Indian] lands.
    Established:  06-Feb-181806-Feb-1818
    County Seat:  Florence, Alabama

    County history - Lauderdale County is named in honor of Tennessean, Lt. Col. James Lauderdale, who died 23-Dec-1814, from wounds received at the Battle of Talladega.

    Lauderdale Courthouse
    1. Lauderdale County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Lauderdale County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Lauderdale County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Lauderdale County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Lauderdale County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Lauderdale County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lauderdale County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lauderdale County Vital Records - Lauderdale County Clerk, P.O. Box 1059, Florence, AL 35631-1059.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.

    9. Florence-Lauderdale Public Library - located in Florence, Alabama

      Census Information:
    10. 1850 Census (I) and (T) - Distict 1, Division:  2nd Division E


  • Lawrence County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 15, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of lands acquired by the Chickasaw and Cherokee Cessions of 1816.
    Established:  04-Feb-1818
    County Seat:  Moulton, Alabama

    County history - Lawrence County is named in honor of James Lawrence (October 1, 1781  June 4, 1813) was an American naval officer. During the War of 1812, he commanded the USS Chesapeake in a single-ship action against HMS Shannon (commanded by Philip Broke). He is probably best known today for his dying command "Don't give up the ship!", which is still a popular naval battle cry, and which was invoked by Oliver Hazard Perry's personal battle flag, adopted to commemorate his dead friend.


    Lawrence Courthouse
    GHLL Lawrence County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Lawrence County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lawrence County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lawrence County Historical Commission / Moulton, AL)
    6. US/ALGenWeb site - Lawrence County Archives
    7. US/ALGenWeb - Lawrence County Genealogy & History
    8. Lawrence County Vital Records - Lawrence County Clerk, Courthouse, Moulton, AL 35650.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Limestone County (northeast), Morgan County (east), Cullman County (southeast),
             Winston County (south), Franklin County and Colbert County (west), Lauderdale
                County
    (northwest).

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  • Lee County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Chambers, Macon, Russell, and Tallapoosa Counties.
    Established:  05-Dec-1866
    County Seat:  Opelika, Alabama

    County history - Lee County is named in honor of General Robert E. Lee, (1807 1870), Commander of the Confederate States Army.

    Lee Courthouse
    1. Lee County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Lee County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Lee County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Lee County Historical Society (Loachapoka, AL)
    4. Lee County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Lee County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Lee County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lee County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lee County Vital Records - Lee County Clerk, 215 S 9th St., Opelika, AL 36801-0666.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.


  • Limestone County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 25, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Elk County.
    Established:  06-Feb-1818
    County Seat:  Athens, Alabama

    County history - Limestone County is named for Limestone Creek, which flows in the area.

    Limestone Courthouse
    1. Limestone County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    2. Limestone County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Limestone County Historical Society (Athens, AL)
    3. Limestone County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    4. Limestone County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    5. Limestone County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    6. Limestone County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    7. Limestone County Vital Records - Limestone County Clerk, 310 West Washington Street, Athens, AL 35611.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.


  • Lowndes County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Butler, Dallas, Montgomery, Pike and Wilcox Counties.
    Established:  20-Jan-1830
    County Seat:  Hayneville, Alabama

    County history - Lowndes County is named in honor of William Jones Lowndes (1782 1822), U.S. Congressman from South Carolina.

    Lowndes Courthouse
    GHLL Lowndes County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lowndes County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lowndes County Historical & Genealogical Society / Minter, AL)
    6. US/ALGenWeb site - Lowndes County Archives
    7. US/ALGenWeb - Lowndes County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Lowndes County Clerk, P.O. Box 66, Hayneville, AL 36040-0065.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Autauga County (north), Montgomery County (east), Crenshaw County (southeast),
             Butler County (south), Wilcox County (southwest), Dallas County (west).

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  • Macon County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the last cession of the Creek Indians, Mar. 24, 1832.
    Established:  18-Dec-1832
    County Seat:  Tuskegee, Alabama

    County history - Macon County is named in honor of Nathaniel Macon (December 17, 1757  June 29, 1837) was a spokesman for the Old Republican faction of the Democratic-Republican Party that wanted to strictly limit the United States federal government. Macon was born near Warrenton, North Carolina, and attended the College of New Jersey and served briefly in the American Revolutionary War. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1791 to 1815; from 1801 to 1807 he was Speaker of the House. He served in the Senate from December, 1815, until his resignation in 1828. He was president of the North Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1835.

    Macon Courthouse
    GHLL Macon County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Macon County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Macon County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Macon County Genealogical Society
          c/o Tuskegee Public Library
          302 South Main Street
          Tuskegee, AL 36083

    5. US/ALGenWeb site - Macon County Archives
    6. US/ALGenWeb - Macon County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Macon County Clerk, 101 East Northside Street, Tuskegee, AL 36083-1750.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Tallapoosa County (north), Lee County (northeast), Russell County (southeast), Bullock
                County
    (south), Montgomery County (southwest), Elmore County (northwest).

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  • Madison County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  May 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Mississippi Territory, inhabited by Cherokee and Chickasaw Native Americans.
    Established:  13-Dec-1808
    County Seat:  Huntsville, Alabama

    County history - Madison County is named in honor of James Madison, fourth President of the United States of America, and the first President to visit the state of Alabama.

    Madison Courthouse
    1. Madison County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Madison County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Madison County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society (Huntsville, AL)
    4. Madison County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Madison County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Madison County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Madison County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Madison County Vital Records - Probate Court office, 100 North Side Square, Huntsville, AL 35801-3606.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Madison Station Historical Society (Madison Twp only, AL)

      Census Information:
    10. 1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Madison County, North Western Division (Index: 14 pages / Text: 27 pages).
    11. 1870 Census (T) - ED 50 (multiple townships)
    12. 1900 Census (T) - ED 104 (multiple townships)


  • Marengo County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  May 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Choctaw Nation [Indian] lands on 24-Oct-1816.
    Established:  06-Feb-1818
    County Seat:  Linden, Alabama

    County history - Marengo County is named in honor of a battlefield near Turin, Italy, where the French defeated the Austrians on June 14, 1800.

    Marengo Courthouse
    1. Marengo County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Marengo County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Marengo County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Marengo County Genealogical Society
          c/o Demopolis Public Library
          211 East Washington Street
          Demopolis, AL 36732

    4. Marengo County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Marengo County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Marengo County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Marengo County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Marengo County Vital Records - Marengo County Clerk, 101 East Coats Avenue, Linden, AL 36748-1546.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.

    9. Demopolis Public Library - Meeting place for the County Historical/Genealogical Society
    10. Southern Folk - Genealogy and History (Heart of Dixie Project)


  • Marion County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  May 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Pike County.
    Established:  3-Feb-1818
    County Seat:  Hamilton, Alabama

    County history - Marion County is named in honor of General Francis Marion of South Carolina, who served as a general in the American Revolutionary War.

    Marion Courthouse
    1. Marion County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Marion County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Marion County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Marion County Historical Society (Hamilton, AL)
    4. Marion County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Marion County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Marion County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Marion County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Marion County Vital Records - Marion County Clerk, P.O. Drawer 1687, Hamilton, AL 35570.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.


  • Marshall County, Alabama —

    Information Updated for:  by Mar 1, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Blount and Jackson counties and Cherokee territorial lands.
    Established:  09-Jan-1836
    County Seat:  Guntersville, Alabama

    County history - Marshall County is named in honor of John Marshall (September 24, 1755  July 6, 1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States (1801 1835) whose court opinions helped lay the basis for American constitutional law and made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches.

    Marshall Courthouse
    GHLL Marshall County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Marshall County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    More to be added...

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jackson County (northeast), DeKalb County (east), Etowah County (southeast), Blount
                County
    (south), Cullman County (southwest), Morgan County (west), Madison County
             (northwest).

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  • Mobile County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the Mobile District of West Florida after annexation into Mississippi Territory.
    Established:  18-Dec-1812
    County Seat:  Mobile, Alabama

    County history - Mobile County is named after the County seat and Mobile Bay, on which it is located. Both the county and city derive their name from Fort Louis de la Mobile, a French fortification established (near present-day Mount Vernon, Alabama) in 1702. The word "Mobile" is believed to stem from a Choctaw Indian word for "paddlers".

    Mobile Courthouse
    1. Mobile County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Mobile County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Mobile County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Mobile County Genealogical Society / Mobile, AL)
    4. Mobile County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Mobile County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Mobile County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Mobile County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Mobile County Vital Records - Mobile County Clerk, 251 North Bayou, P.O. Box 2867, Mobile, AL 36652.

    9. Mobile County - Obituary notices for 1999, 2000, and early part of 2002


  • Monroe County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of lands ceded by the Muscogee tribe of Creek Native Americans at the treaty of Fort Jackson.
    Established:  29-Jun-1815
    County Seat:  Monroeville, Alabama

    County history - Monroe County is named in honor of James Monroe (April 28, 1758 - July 4, 1831), fifth President of the United States (1817 to 1825). Monroe was the last Founding Father of the United States, the last one from the Virginia dynasty to become the U.S. President.

    Monroe Courthouse
    1. Monroe County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Monroe County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Monroe County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Monroe County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Monroe County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Monroe County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Monroe County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Monroe County Vital Records - Monroe County Clerk, P.O. Box 8, Monroeville, AL 35461-0008.

      Census Information:
    9. 1830 Census (T) - Federal Census, Monroe County (Text: 4 pages).


  • Montgomery County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  May 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Monroe County
    Established:  06-Dec-1816
    County Seat:  Montgomery, Alabama

    County history - Montgomery County is named in honor of Lemuel P. Montgomery, a military officer killed at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in the War of 1812. The county seat and State Capital, Montgomery, Alabama, has a different origin for its name. The City of Montgomery is named for Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.

    Montgomery Courthouse

    Capitol history - The Alabama State Capitol, also known as First Confederate Capitol, is located on Goat Hill in Montgomery, Alabama. The first Capitol building in Montgomery, Alabama was built in 1847, and was destroyed by fire in 1849. The current State Capitol was built on the previous Capitol's foundations, and was completed in 1851.
             The building has grown over time with an east wing added to the buildings rear in 1885, a south wing in 1906, a matching north wing in 1912, and along with a complete renovation to the whole building a modern addition to the rear in 1992.
             Jefferson Davis was sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America on Feb. 18, 1861. A star on the Capitol steps marks the inauguration.

    Alabama State Capitol

    GHLL Montgomery County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Montgomery County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Montgomery County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Montgomery County Genealogical Society / Montgomery, AL)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Montgomery County Historical Society / Montgomery, AL)
    7. US/ALGenWeb site - Montgomery County Archives
    8. US/ALGenWeb - Montgomery County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Montgomery County Clerk, P.O. Box 5625, Montgomery, AL 36103.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Elmore County (north), Macon County (northeast), Bullock County (east),
             Pike County (southeast), Crenshaw County (southwest), Lowndes County (west),
             Autauga County (northwest).

        Alabama Maps - Montgomery County Historical Maps (University of Alabama).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I), (I, City) and (T - Wards) - County, City (Wards 1 through 3)


  • Morgan County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 13, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of lands acquired from the Cherokee Indians by the Treaty of Turkeytown (as Cotaco County).
    Established:  06-Feb-1818
    County Seat:  Decatur, Alabama (Somerville served from 1818 to 1891)

    County history - Morgan County:  Cotaco County was formed; on June 14, 1821, Cotaco County name was changed to Morgan County, honoring Daniel Morgan (1736 1802), one of the great Generals in the Revolutionary War and U.S. Congressman.

    Morgan Courthouse
    1. Morgan County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Morgan County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Morgan County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Morgan County Archives and Morgan County Genealogical Society
               (Decatur, AL
      )

    4. Morgan County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Morgan County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Morgan County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Morgan County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Morgan County Vital Records - Morgan County Clerk, P.O. Box 668, Decatur, AL 35602-0668.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.

      Census Information:
    9. 1830 Census (I) - Federal Census Morgan County, Alabama (File 4 files)
    10. 1900 Census (T) - Federal Census Morgan County (ED 135: 3 files)


  • Perry County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Cahawba, Dallas, Marengo, and Tuscaloosa Counties.
    Established:  13-Dec-1819
    County Seat:  Marion, Alabama

    County history - Perry County is named in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (August 23, 1785  August 23, 1819) was born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, the son of Captain Christopher Raymond Perry and Sarah Wallace Alexander. He served in the War of 1812 against Britain, and earned the title "Hero of Lake Erie" for leading American forces in a decisive naval victory at the Battle of Lake Erie. Perry offered a famously brief statement: "We have met the enemy and they are ours; two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop."


    Perry Courthouse
    1. Perry County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Perry County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Perry County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Perry County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 310
          Uniontown, AL 36786

         Perry County Historical Society
         P.O. Box 257
         Marion, AL 36756

    4. Perry County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Perry County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Perry County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Perry County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Perry County Vital Records - Perry County Clerk, P.O. Box 478, Marion, AL 36756-0478.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.


  • Pickens County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Tuscaloosa County.
    Established:  20-Dec-1820
    County Seat:  Carrollton, Alabama

    County history - Pickens County is named in honor of Andrew Pickens (1739-1817), of South Carolina; a General in the Revolutionary War. The first county seat was established at Picken's Courthouse (later called Pickens and Pickensville) and moved to Carrollton in 1830.

    Pickens Courthouse
    1. Pickens County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Pickens County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Pickens County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Pickens County Genealogical Society / Gordo, AL)
    4. Pickens County - US/ALGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Pickens County - US/ALGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Pickens County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Pickens County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Pickens County Vital Records - Pickens County Clerk, P.O. Box 370, Carrollton, AL 35447.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.


  • Pike County, Alabama —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 5, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery & Henry counties.
    Established:  17-Dec-1821
    County Seat:  Troy, Alabama

    County history - Pike County is named in honor of Gen. Zebulon Pike (New Jersey), a soldier in the War of 1812.

    Pike Courthouse
    GHLL Pike County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Pike County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Pike County, AL Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Pike County Genealogical & Historical Society / Troy, AL)
    6. US/ALGenWeb site - Pike County Archives
    7. US/ALGenWeb - Pike County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Pike County Clerk, Church Street, Troy, AL 36081.
               Note:  All Alabama vital records are available from the State Office via a statewide computer system. Within the state, authorized applicants may enter any county health department (no email or phone calls please) and get any Alabama vital record, regardless of where the event occurred.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Bullock County (northeast), Barbour County (east), Dale County (southeast), Coffee
                County
    (south), Crenshaw County (west), Montgomery County (northwest).

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