Bibb County, Alabama
Genealogy and Facts

Bibb County (originally called Cahawba County, name was changed to Bibb on Dec. 4, 1820) was created on Feb. 7, 1818 by the Alabama Territorial Legislature and was formed from Monroe County and Montgomery County. Alterations were made to the boundaries in 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821 and 1868. This particular county was named in honor of Alabama's first governor, William Wyatt Bibb.

Currently the Bibb County Seat is located in Centreville and in addition the county government website is http://www.bibbal.com/

Locations adjacent Bibb County happen to be Jefferson County (north), Shelby County (northeast), Chilton County (southeast), Perry County (southwest), Hale County (southwest), Tuscaloosa County (northwest)

Cities and towns found in Bibb County consist of Brent, Centreville, Vance, West Blocton, Woodstock.The county seat is located at Centreville, the site of the falls in the Cahaba River. Other towns include Blocton, West Blocton, Brent, Six Mile and Ashby.

Bibb 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 Bibb 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.

Bibb County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bibb Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Bibb Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bibb Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bibb 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.

Bibb County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Bibb County Courthouse and Government Records


Bibb County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Bibb 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 Bibb 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 below facts shows exactly what birth, marriage, death, land, probate, and legal records will be in Bibb 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.
  • Bibb County Clerk of Circuit Court serves 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: Centreville, AL 35042
    • Phone: (205) 926-4747
    • Court Records: 1830
    • 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)
  • Bibb 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: Centreville, AL 35042
    • Phone: (205) 926-4747
    • Marriage Records: 1820 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1830
    • Land Records: 1818
  • Bibb County Assessor's Office  maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
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  • Bibb County Health Department has Birth Records from 1900 - 1919, Death records from  1900 - 1919. You may go to any county health department in the State of Alabama to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.. 

Bibb County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Bibb 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 Bibb County genealogy or family history related sites.

Bibb Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bibb Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Bibb Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Bibb Co. AL Census Records

Bibb Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Bibb Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Bibb Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bibb Co. AL General and History Websites

Bibb Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Bibb Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bibb Co. AL Military Records

Bibb Co. AL Schools & Directories

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