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Macon County, Alabama
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Macon County, Alabama Facts

When was Macon County, AL Created?
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.

What is the County Seat of Macon County, AL?
The 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

What counties are adjacent to Macon County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Tallapoosa County (north), Lee County (northeast), Russell County (southeast), Bullock County (south), Montgomery County (southwest), Elmore County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Macon County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Franklin, Creek Stand, Notasulga, Shorter, Tuskegee.

Macon County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Macon County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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.

Vital Records can also be found in the Macon County Health Department has Birth Records from 1928 , Death records from 1928 . 

Macon County, AL Census Records

What Macon County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Macon County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available 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.

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

Macon County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Macon County Courthouse

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

Macon County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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