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Dallas County, Alabama

Dallas County was created on Feb. 9, 1818, from portions of the Creek cession of Aug. 9, 1814, Monroe County and Montgomery County.. This particular county was named in honor of Alexander James Dallas (1759–1817), U.S. Secretary of Treasury.

Currently the Dallas County Seat was at Cahaba, which also served as the state capital for a brief period. In 1865, the county seat was transferred to Selma. In addition the county government website is http://www.dallascounty-al.org/

Locations adjacent Dallas County happen to be Chilton County (north), Autauga County (northeast), Lowndes County (southeast), Wilcox County (south), Marengo County (west), Perry County (northwest).

Cities and towns found in Dallas County consist of Selma, Valley Grande, Orrville.

Dallas 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 Dallas 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.

Dallas County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Dallas County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Dallas County Courthouse and Government Records


Dallas County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Dallas 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 Dallas 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.

  • Dallas County Clerk of Circuit Court 
    • Address: P.O. Box 997, Selma, AL 36702-0997
    • Phone: (334) 874-4401
    • Court Records: 1821
    • Divorce Records:
  • Dallas County Clerk of Probate Court 
    • Address: P.O. Box 997, Selma, AL 36702-0997
    • Phone: ?
    • Marriage Records: 1818 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1821
    • Land Records: 1818
  • Dallas Tax Assessor's Office
    • Address: ?
    • Phone: ?
  • Dallas County Health Department has Birth Records from delayed birth Cert. rec. 1880-1930 , Death records from 1882-1888. 

Dallas County Genealogy Links

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

Dallas Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Dallas Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Dallas Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Dallas Co. AL Census Records

Dallas Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Dallas Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Dallas Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Dallas Co. AL General and History Websites

Dallas Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Dallas Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Dallas Co. AL Military Records

Dallas Co. AL Schools & Directories

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