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Lawrence County, Alabama
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Lawrence County, Alabama Facts

When was Lawrence County, AL Created?
Lawrence County was created on Feb 6, 1818 from lands ceeded from the Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession of 1816.. This particular county was named in honor of Capt. James Lawrence (Vermont), a naval hero of the War of 1812.

What is the County Seat of Lawrence County, AL?
The County Seat is located in Moulton and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Lawrence County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Limestone County (northeast), Morgan County (east), Cullman County (southeast), Winston County (south), Lauderdale County (northwest), Franklin County (west), Colbert County (west).

What cities and towns are in Lawrence County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Courtland, Hillsboro, Moulton, North Courtland, Town Creek.

Lawrence County, AL Vital Records

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

Lawrence County, AL Census Records

What Lawrence County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lawrence County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Lawrence County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Lawrence County Courthouse

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

Lawrence County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lawrence Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lawrence Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Lawrence Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lawrence Co. AL General and History Websites

Lawrence Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lawrence Co. AL Military Records

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