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Baldwin County, Alabama
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Baldwin County, Alabama Facts

When was Baldwin County, AL Created?
Baldwin County was created on Dec. 21, 1809 by the Mississippi Territorial legislature from territory taken from Washington County and West Florida. This particular county was named in honor of Abraham Baldwin, a distinguished citizen of Georgia. 

What is the County Seat of Baldwin County, AL?
The County Seat is located in MacIntosh Bluff, Blakeley, and Daphne each served for a time as county seat, In 1901 it was moved to Bay Minette. and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Baldwin County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Monroe County (northeast), Escambia County, Florida (east), Escambia County (east), Mobile County (west), Washington County (northwest), Clarke County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Baldwin County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bay Minette, Daphne, Fairhope, Foley, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Robertsdale, Spanish Fort, Elberta, Loxley, Magnolia Springs, Perdido Beach, Silverhill, Summerdale.

Baldwin County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Baldwin County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Baldwin 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 Baldwin 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.

Vital Records can also be found in the Baldwin County Health Department has Births from Mar 1908-Feb 1916, delayed birth Cert. rec. 1871-1928; Death From Mar 1908-Feb 1916. 

Baldwin County, AL Census Records

What Baldwin County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Baldwin County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Baldwin Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Baldwin Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Baldwin Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Baldwin Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

There are Alabama State censuses from 1820-1866. Also two Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Alabama Census Records Research Guide

Baldwin County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Baldwin County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Baldwin County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Baldwin County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Baldwin County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Baldwin County, AL?
A list of Baldwin County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Alabama Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Baldwin County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Baldwin County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Baldwin County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Baldwin Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Baldwin Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Baldwin Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Baldwin Co. AL General and History Websites

Baldwin Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Baldwin Co. AL Military Records

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