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Lamar County, Alabama
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Lamar County, Alabama Facts

When was Lamar County, AL Created?
Lamar County was created on  Feb. 4 1867, and was formed from Marion County and Fayette County. It was originally named Jones County after E.P. Jones, a resident of Fayette County. On Nov. 13, 1867, the county was abolished. On Oct. 8, 1868, the county was re-created under the name of Sanford County. On Feb. 8, 1877, the name was changed to Lamar. This particular county was named in honor of Lucius Q. C. Lamar (1825–1893)of Mississippi, U.S. Supreme Court justice.

What is the County Seat of Lamar County, AL?
The Lamar County Seat in 1866 Swayne courthouse was designated as the county seat. In 1868 the name was changed to Vernon, after Edmund Vernon, an immigrant from Vernon, England. In addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Lamar County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Marion County (north), Fayette County (east), Pickens County (south), Lowndes County, Mississippi (southwest), Monroe County, Mississippi (west).

What cities and towns are in Lamar County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Beaverton, Detroit, Kennedy, Millport, Sulligent, Vernon.

Lamar County, AL Vital Records

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

Lamar County, AL Census Records

What Lamar County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lamar 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.

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

Lamar County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Lamar County Courthouse

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

Lamar County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lamar Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lamar Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Lamar Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lamar Co. AL General and History Websites

Lamar Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lamar Co. AL Military Records

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