Barbour County, Alabama

Barbour County was created on 18 Dec. 1832, from former Creek Indian territory and a portion of Pike County. This particular county was named in honor of James Barbour (1775–1842), a distinguished statesman and governor of Virginia..

The Barbour County Seat established in Louisville in 1833, moved to Clayton in 1834. Today Barbour County contains two courthouses - one in Clayton and one in Eufaula. In addition the county government website is unknown

Locations adjacent Barbour County happen to be Russell County (northeast), Quitman County, Georgia (east), Stewart County, Georgia (east), Clay County, Georgia (southeast), Henry County (south), Dale County (south), Pike County (west), Bullock County (northwest)

Cities and towns found in Barbour County consist of Bakerhill, Batesville, Blue Springs, Clayton, Clio, Comer, Eufaula, Elamville, Louisville, Mount Andrews, Springhill.

Barbour 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. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Barbour 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. You may go to any county health department in the State of Alabama to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.

Barbour County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Barbour Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Barbour Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Barbour Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Barbour Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. Two State censuses for confederate veterans exist for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Barbour County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Barbour County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Alabama Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Barbour County Courthouse and Government Records


Barbour County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Barbour 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 Barbour County court records.

Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

The Barbour County Courthouse in Clayton was built in the 1960s to replace the original, which was built in 1854. Barbour County established a second county court in Eufaula with Act No. 102 in 1879. The below facts shows exactly what birth, marriage, death, land, probate, and legal records will be in Barbour County. The years pointed out below could be the first widely known documents in this county.

Please call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of sometimes changing contact information.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
  • Barbour County Clerk of Circuit Courtserves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
    • Address:1800 Fifth Avenue, North, P.O. Box 398, Clayton, AL 36016
    • Phone:(334) 775-8371
    • Court Records: 1832
    • Divorce Records: are maintained among the equity records (Divorces issued prior to 1950 are located here. Divorces issued after 1950 can be found  at the Alabama Department of Public Health)
  • Barbour County Clerk of Probate Court  maintains following records in the probate office: Plats, Maps, Judgments, Liens, Deeds, Mortgages, Corporations, Lis pendens, Marriage licenses, Military discharges. The Probate Judge presides over all probate court hearings for Probate of Wills, Administrations, Conservators, Guardianships, Adoptions, Legitimations, Name changes, Condemnations, Mental Commitment hearings, and performs marriage ceremonies.
    • Address:1800 Fifth Avenue, North, P.O. Box 398, Clayton, AL 36016
    • Phone:(334) 775-8371
    • Marriage Records: 1833 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1838
    • Land Records: 1832
  • Barbour County Assessor's Office  maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
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  • Barbour County Health Department has Births from Mar 1908-Feb 1916, delayed birth Cert. rec. 1871-1928; Death From Mar 1908-Feb 1916. You may go to any county health department in the State of Alabama to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.

Barbour County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Barbour County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a directory that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own favorite Barbour County genealogy or family history related sites.

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Barbour Co. AL Church & Bible Records

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Barbour Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

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Barbour Co. AL Military Records

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