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Perry County, Alabama
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Perry County, Alabama Facts

When was Perry County, AL Created?
Perry County was created on Dec. 13, 1819 from the Creek Cession of 1814. This particular county was named in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard (1795–1819) Perry of Rhode Island, naval officer in War of 1812.

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

What counties are adjacent to Perry County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Bibb County (north), Chilton County (northeast), Dallas County (east), Marengo County (southwest), Hale County (west).

What cities and towns are in Perry County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Adler, Augustin, Cleveland Mills, Coleman, Cunningham, Ellards, Folsom, Hamburg, Heiberger, Hillcrest, Jericho, Levert, Marion, Morgan Springs, Nave, Norman, Oakmulgee, Osborn, Panhandle, Perryville, Radford, Sprott, Suttle, Tayloe, Uniontown, Vaiden, Vilula, Zimmerman.

Perry County, AL Vital Records

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

Perry County, AL Census Records

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

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

Perry County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Perry County Courthouse

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

Perry County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Perry County Genealogical Society, Box 310, Uniontown, AL 36786
  • Perry County Historical Society, Box 257, Marion, AL 36756
  • Marion Public Library, 334-683-6411
  • ALPERRY. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Perry County, Alabama. To subscribe send "subscribe" to (mail mode) or (digest mode).
  • Alabama Genealogical Society, c/o Samford University Library, AGS Depository and Headquarters, 800 Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 2296, Birmingham, AL 35229-0001
  • Alabama Department of Archives & History, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100; Phone: (334) 242-4435

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

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

Perry Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Perry Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Perry Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Perry Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Perry Co. AL Military Records

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