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Autauga County, Alabama

Autauga County was established on Nov. 21, 1818 from Montgomery County; by Act of Dec. 13, 1820 the boundaries in the north and northwest were enlarged; on Jan. 12 1827 the line between Autauga County and Shelby County was more definitely fixed. In 1866 part of its territory was taken to establish Elmore County. In 1868 another portion of the county was taken to establish Baker County, later known as Chilton County. The county was named from the Indian village Atagi.

The county seat is located in Prattville (named after Daniel Pratt). The county government website is

Areas adjacent to Autauga County are Chilton County (north), Elmore County (east), Montgomery County (southeast), Lowndes County (south), Dallas County (west).

Autauga County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Autauga County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail.

Autauga County Societies and Family History Resources - A list of Autauga County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Alabama Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Autauga County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940. Mortality Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860 There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research. Two State censuses for confederate veterans exist for 1907 and 1921.

Autauga County Courthouse

Autauga County Courthouse and Government Records - Genealogist often overlook the significance of Autauga County court, probate, and land documents as a source of genealogy and family history details. Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives just about everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of countless Alabama people. The odds are excellent that your ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least several aspects of their lives in the Autauga County court records. See Also Alabama Court Records for statewide information and links.

Even if your ancestor is not mentioned in a Court case, consider all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

The first Autauga County Courthouse in Prattville, which also housed the jail, was built in 1870. It was sold in 1905 to fund construction of the current courthouse, completed in 1906. The Autauga County Courthouse rests on the corner of 4th Street and Court Street in Prattville, which is the largest city in the county.

  • Autauga County Clerk of Circuit Court 
    • Address: 134 North Court, St Rm 114, Prattville, Alabama 36067
    • Phone: (334) 358-6801
    • Court Records: 1831
    • Divorce Records: 1831
  • Autauga County Clerk of Probate Court
    • Address: 176 W Fifth Street, Prattville, Alabama 36067-3041
    • Phone: (334) 361-3728
    • Marriage Records: 1829-1898 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1810
    • Land Records: 1809
  • Autauga County Assessor's Office 
    • Address: 135 N. Court St.,Suite D, Prattville, AL 36067
    • Phone: 334-358-6756

Autauga County Genealogy Links - The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Autauga County.

Autauga Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Autauga Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Autauga Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Autauga Co. AL Census Records

Autauga Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Autauga Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Autauga Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Autauga Co. AL General and History Websites

Autauga Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Autauga Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Autauga Co. AL Military Records

Autauga Co. AL Schools & Directories

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