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Choctaw County, Alabama

Choctaw County was created on Dec. 29, 1847 and It wasa formed from Sumter County and Washington County. This particular county was named for the Choctaw Indians, one of the four Indian groups that occupied what is now the State of Alabama.

Currently the Choctaw County Seat is located in Butler and in addition the county government website is

Locations adjacent Choctaw County happen to be Sumter County (north), Marengo County (northeast), Clarke County (southeast), Washington County (south), Wayne County, Mississippi (southwest), Clarke County, Mississippi (west), Lauderdale County, Mississippi (northwest)

Cities and towns found in Choctaw County consist of Butler, Gilbertown, Lisman, Needham, Pennington, Silas, Toxey.

Choctaw 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 Choctaw 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.

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

Choctaw Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Choctaw Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Choctaw Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Choctaw Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Choctaw County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Choctaw County Courthouse and Government Records

Choctaw County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Choctaw 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 Choctaw 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.

  • Choctaw County Clerk of Circuit Court 
    • Address: 117 South Mulberry Ave., Butler, AL 36904
    • Phone: (205) 459-2417
    • Court Records: 1871
    • Divorce Records:
  • Choctaw County Clerk of Probate Court 
    • Address: 117 South Mulberry Ave., Butler, AL 36904
    • Phone: (205) 459-2417
    • Marriage Records: 1871 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1873
    • Land Records: 1873
  • Choctaw County Revenue Commissioner's Office
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  • Choctaw County Health Department has Birth Records from Delayed birth Cert. Rec. 1870-1900, Death records from 1881-1893. 

Choctaw County Genealogy Links

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

Choctaw Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Choctaw Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Choctaw Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Choctaw Co. AL Census Records

Choctaw Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Choctaw Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Choctaw Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Choctaw Co. AL General and History Websites

Choctaw Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Choctaw Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Choctaw Co. AL Military Records

Choctaw Co. AL Schools & Directories

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