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Mobile County, Alabama
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Mobile County, Alabama Facts

When was Mobile County, AL Created?
Mobile County was created on Dec. 18, 1812 from Mobile District of West Florida after annexation into Mississippi Territory. This particular county was named for Fort Louis de la Mobile, a French fortification erected near Mount Vernon in 1702. The word Mobile is believed to come from a Choctaw Indian word for "paddlers.".

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

What counties are adjacent to Mobile County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Washington County (north), Baldwin County (east), Jackson County, Mississippi (southwest), George County, Mississippi (west), Greene County, Mississippi (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Mobile County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bayou La Batre, Chickasaw, Citronelle, Creola, Mobile, Prichard, Saraland, Satsuma, Semmes, Dauphin Island, Mount Vernon.

Mobile County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Mobile County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Mobile 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 Mobile 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 Mobile County Health Department has Birth Records from 1820 , Death records from N/A. 

Mobile County, AL Census Records

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

Mobile Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Mobile Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Mobile Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Mobile 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 that can help with your research.

Mobile County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Mobile County Courthouse

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

Mobile County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Mobile Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Mobile Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Mobile Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Mobile Co. AL General and History Websites

Mobile Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Mobile Co. AL Military Records

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