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Crenshaw County, Alabama
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Crenshaw County, Alabama Facts

When was Crenshaw County, AL Created?
Crenshaw County was created on Nov. 30, 1866. It was formed from parts of Butler County, Coffee County, Covington County, Pike County and Lowndes County. This particular county was named in honor of a judge, Anderson Crenshaw , an early settler of Butler County. 

What is the County Seat of Crenshaw County, AL?
The Crenshaw County Seat was established in Rutledge in 1867. The county seat was moved to Luverne in 1893. In addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Crenshaw County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Montgomery County (north), Pike County (east), Coffee County (southeast), Covington County (south), Butler County (west), Lowndes County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Crenshaw County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Brantley, Dozier, Glenwood, Highland Home, Honoraville, Luverne, Petrey, Rutledge.

Crenshaw County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Crenshaw County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Crenshaw 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 Crenshaw 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 Crenshaw County Health Department has Birth Records from N/A, Death records from N/A. 

Crenshaw County, AL Census Records

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

Crenshaw Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Crenshaw Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Crenshaw 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

Crenshaw County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Crenshaw County Courthouse

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

Crenshaw County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Crenshaw County Historical Society, Box 633, Luverne, AL 36049-0633, Publication: Quarterly Bulletin
  • Luverne Public Library, Genealogy Room, 300 E 3rd St., Luverne, AL 36049, Phone 334-335-5326
  • ALCRENSH. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Crenshaw County, Alabama. To subscribe send "subscribe" to (mail mode) or (digest mode).
  • Alabama Genealogical Society, c/o Samford University Library, AGS Depository and Headquarters, 800 Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 2296, Birmingham, AL 35229-0001
  • Alabama Department of Archives & History, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100; Phone: (334) 242-4435

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Crenshaw County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Crenshaw 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.

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