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Covington County, Alabama

Covington County was created on  Dec. 17, 1821. It was formed from Henry County. Its boundaries were rearranged in 1824, 1841 and 1868. In 1868 Aug., the name was changed to Jones County, though the original name was restored in Oct 1868. This particular county was named in honor of Brig. Gen. Leonard Wailes Covington, a soldier in the War of 1812 (Maryland).

Currently the Covington County Seat was first established at Montezuma, later named Covington. The current county seat is at Andalusia. In addition the county government website is http://www.covcounty.com/

Locations adjacent Covington County happen to be Butler County (north), Crenshaw County (north), Coffee County (east), Geneva County (east), Walton County, Florida (southeast), Okaloosa County, Florida (southwest), Escambia County (west), Conecuh County (west)

Cities and towns found in Covington County consist of Andalusia, Babbie, Carolina, Florala, Gantt, Heath, Horn Hill, Libertyville, Lockhart, Onycha, Opp, Red Level, River Falls, Sanford.

Covington 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 Covington 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.

Covington 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.

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

Covington County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Covington County Courthouse and Government Records


Covington County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Covington 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 Covington 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.

There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1895.

Covington County Genealogy Links

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

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Covington Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Covington Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Covington Co. AL Census Records

Covington Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Covington Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Covington Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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