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Montgomery County, Alabama Facts

When was Montgomery County, AL Created?
Montgomery County was created on Dec. 6, 1816 from Monroe County. This particular county was named in honor of Major Lemuel P. Montgomery (Tennessee) who was killed in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, 1814.

What is the County Seat of Montgomery County, AL?
The County Seat is located in Montgomery, which was also selected as the state capitol in 1846, is often referred to as the Cradle of the Confederacy because the city briefly served as the first capital of the Confederate States of America in 1861 and in addition the county government website is http://www.mc-ala.org/

What counties are adjacent to Montgomery County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Elmore County (north), Macon County (northeast), Bullock County (east), Pike County (southeast), Crenshaw County (southwest), Lowndes County (west), Autauga County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Montgomery County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Montgomery, Pike Road.


Montgomery County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Montgomery County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County Health Department has Birth Records from 1908, Death records from 1908 . 


Montgomery County, AL Census Records

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

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

The act that created Montgomery County provided that its courts were to meet initially at Fort Jackson, located at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers and site of the surrender of the Creek Indians to Gen. Andrew Jackson, in present-day Elmore County. Andrew DexterThe courts met there only until June 1818, after which they met in nearby Alabama Town, founded by Gen. John Scott, who with several other migrants from Georgia founded the town on the bluff of the Alabama River. The men abandoned it when a group from New England, led by Andrew Dexter, founded a nearby town in what is now the downtown area of Montgomery and named it New Philadelphia. Scott and his companions then built a new town they called East Alabama. Seeing themselves as rivals, the citizens of East Alabama contemptuously referred to New Philadelphia as Yankee Town. The bitter rivalry ended, however, when the towns merged on December 3, 1819, and incorporated as the city of Montgomery, just prior to Alabama being admitted as a state.


Montgomery County, AL Courthouse and Government Records


Montgomery County Courthouse

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


Montgomery County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Montgomery Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Montgomery Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Montgomery Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montgomery Co. AL General and History Websites

Montgomery Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montgomery Co. AL Military Records

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