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Marengo County was created on Feb. 6, 1818, from land acquired from the Choctaw Indians by the treaty of Oct. 24, 1816.. This particular county was named for Napoleon's great victory at Marengo over the Austrian armies on June 14, 1800..
The Marengo County Seat was originally known as "Town of Marengo." In 1823 the name was changed to Linden, a shortened version of "Hohenlinden," scene of a French victory in Bavaria in 1800. and in addition the county government website is http://www.alabama.gov/
Locations adjacent Marengo County happen to be Hale County (north), Perry County (northeast), Dallas County (east), Wilcox County (southeast), Clarke County (south), Choctaw County (southwest), Sumter County (northwest), Greene County (north-northwest).
Cities and towns found in Marengo County consist of Demopolis, Linden, Dayton, Faunsdale, Myrtlewood, Providence, Sweet Water, Thomaston.
Marengo 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 Marengo 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.
Marengo County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Marengo Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Marengo Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Marengo Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Marengo 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 Marengo 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 Marengo 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 Marengo 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.
Courthouse fires occurred in 1848 and 1965. There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1848 and 1965 .
The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Marengo County.