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Lowndes County, Alabama
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Lowndes County, Alabama Facts

When was Lowndes County, AL Created?
Lowndes County was created on 20 Jan. 1830 from parts of Butler County, Dallas County and Montgomery County. This particular county was named in honor of South Carolina statesman William Lowndes.

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

What counties are adjacent to Lowndes County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Autauga County (north), Montgomery County (east), Crenshaw County (southeast), Butler County (south), Wilcox County (southwest), Dallas County (west).

What cities and towns are in Lowndes County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Benton, Fort Deposit, Gordonville, Hayneville, Letohatchee, Lowndesboro, Mosses, White Hall.

Lowndes County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Lowndes County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lowndes 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 Lowndes 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 Lowndes County Health Department has Birth Records from MAR 1881-1904, delayed birth Cert. rec. 1879-1911, Death records from 1832 . 

Lowndes County, AL Census Records

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

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

Lowndes County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Lowndes County Courthouse

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

Lowndes County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Lowndes County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Lowndes 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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Lowndes Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

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Lowndes Co. AL Military Records

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