State of Alabama
County & City Government Records

State of Alabama Quick Facts
Statehood December 14, 1819 (22nd)
Counties 67
Capital Montgomery
Land Area 52,419  Sq Miles (30th)
Population (2012) 4,779,758 (23rd)
U.S. House Delegation 7 (D1 - R6)
Governor Robert J. Bentley (R) Office
Lt. Governor Kay Ivey (R) Office
Secretary of State James R. Bennett (D) Office
Attorney General Luther Strange (D) Office
State Flower Camellia
State Tree Longleaf Pine
State Song Alabama” 
State Bird Yellowhammer 
State Nickname "Heart of Dixie"
State Motto We dare defend our rights

Alabama Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalizations. Given that Alabama court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors' residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors" names show up in. For Definitions of all court trems see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Alabama County records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find four kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research.

Nearly all courts in America usually are courts of record that is they are required by law to keep a record of the proceedings. Alabama courts are no different. In fact these days very few people escape mention within a court room records sooner or later throughout their life as witnesses, litigants, jurors, appointees to office or as petition signatories. However Americans of a few of generations ago also expected to be present at local court procedures should they were in session. It had been a civic duty and they also could be fined if they could not attend. Alabama court files represent U.S. history. Buried away in courthouses as well as archives all over the place are the aspirations and concerns of lots of citizens. The prospects are excellent that your potential ancestors have left a concise record of at least some areas of life in a court room records.

The State of Alabama contains 67 counties. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. Alabama Counties were first created under the Mississippi Territory, and after that the Alabama Territory. Washington County was the first county created on June 4, 1800. The last county to be formed was Houston County on February 9, 1903. Jefferson County has the largest population (658,466), and Greene County (9,045) has the lowest, according to the 2010 Census.

This list of county and city government links is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Alabama county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please send us an email so we may edit our database. The Alabama State Government is located in Montgomery.

State of Alabama County & City Government Links
County Seat
County Seat
Autauga Prattville Henry Abbeville
Baldwin Bay Minette Houston Dothan
Barbour Clayton Jackson Scottsboro
Bibb Centreville Jefferson Birmingham
Blount Oneonta Lamar Vernon
Bullock Union Springs Lauderdale Florence
Butler Greenville Lawrence Moulton
Calhoun Anniston Lee Opelika
Chambers LaFayette Limestone Athens
Cherokee Centre Lowndes Hayneville
Chilton Clanton Macon Tuskegee
Choctaw Butler Madison Huntsville
Clarke Grove Hill Marengo Linden
Clay Ashland Marion Hamilton
Cleburne Heflin Marshall Guntersville
Coffee Elba & Enterprise Mobile Mobile
Colbert Tuscumbia Monroe Monroeville
Conecuh Evergreen Montgomery Montgomery
Coosa Rockford Morgan Decatur
Covington Andalusia Perry Marion
Crenshaw Luverne Pickens Carrollton
Cullman Cullman Pike Troy
Dale Ozark Randolph Wedowee
Dallas Selma Russell Phenix City
DeKalb Fort Payne Shelby Columbiana
Elmore Wetumpka St. Clair Ashville & Pell City
Escambia Brewton Sumter Livingston
Etowah Gadsden Talladega Talladega
Fayette Fayette Tallapoosa Dadeville
Franklin Russellville Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa
Geneva Geneva Walker Jasper
Greene Eutaw Washington Chatom
Hale Greensboro Wilcox Camden
Winston Double Springs
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