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Macon County was created on Dec. 18, 1832, from territory acquired from the last cession of the Creek Indians, Mar. 24, 1832. Macon County received its present dimensions in 1866. This particular county was named in honor of Nathaniel Macon, a distinguished soldier and statesman from North Carolina.
Currently the Macon County Seat is located in Tuskegee, which means "warrior" in the Muskhogean dialect of the Creek Indian language and in addition the county government website is http://www.alabama.gov/
Locations adjacent Macon County happen to be Tallapoosa County (north), Lee County (northeast), Russell County (southeast), Bullock County (south), Montgomery County (southwest), Elmore County (northwest).
Cities and towns found in Macon County consist of Franklin, Creek Stand, Notasulga, Shorter, Tuskegee.
Macon 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 Macon 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.
Macon County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Macon Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Macon Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Macon Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Macon 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.
A list of Macon County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Alabama Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.
Genealogist often overlook the significance of Macon 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 Macon 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.
The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Macon County.