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Marion County, Alabama Facts

When was Marion County, AL Created?
Marion County was created on Feb. 13, 1818 and Tuscaloosa County. This particular county was named in honor of Francis Marion (1732–1795) of South Carolina, military leader in American Revolutionary War.

What is the County Seat of Marion County, AL?
The County Seat is located in Hamilton (established in 1820) and in addition the county government website is http://marioncountyalabama.org/

What counties are adjacent to Marion County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Franklin County (north), Winston County (east), Walkery County (southeast), Fayette County (south), Lamar County, Mississippi (southwest), Monroe County, Mississippi (southwest), Itawamba County, Mississippi (west).

What cities and towns are in Marion County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bear Creek, Brilliant, Glen Allen, Glen Mary (unincorporated), Guin, Gu-Win (unincorporated), Hackleburg, Haleyville, Hamilton, Winfield, Yampertown (also known as Twin).


Marion County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Marion County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion County Health Department has Birth Records from 1902 , Death records from 1902 .


Marion County, AL Census Records

What Marion County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Marion 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.

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


Marion County, AL Courthouse and Government Records


Marion County Courthouse

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


Marion County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Marion Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Marion Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Marion Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Marion Co. AL General and History Websites

Marion Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marion Co. AL Military Records

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