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Walker County, Alabama
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Walker County, Alabama Facts

When was Walker County, AL Created?
Walker County was created on Dec. 26, 1823, and was formed from Blount County, Jefferson County and Tuscaloosa County. This particular county was named in honor of John Williams Walker (1783–1823), U.S. Senator from Alabama.

What is the County Seat of Walker County, AL?
The County Seat is located in Jasper (named for William Jasper, a hero of the American Revolution) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Walker County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Winston County (north), Cullman County (northeast), Blount County (east), Jefferson County (southeast), Tuscaloosa County (southwest), Fayette County (west), Marion County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Walker County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Carbon Hill, Cordova, Curry, Dora, Eldridge, Jasper, Kansas, Nauvoo, Oakman, Parrish, Sipsey, Sumiton.

Walker County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Walker County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Walker 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 Walker 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 Walker County Health Department has Birth Records from 1929 , Death records from 1890. 

Walker County, AL Census Records

What Walker County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Walker County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Walker County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Walker County Courthouse

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

Walker County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Walker County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 3408, Jasper, AL 35502-3408; Publication: Walking Back in Time
  • Jasper Public Library, 205-221-8512
  • ALWALKER. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Walker County, Alabama. To subscribe send "subscribe" to (mail mode) or (digest mode).
  • ALWalker-Rooters. A mailing list for anyone with a historic or genealogical interest in Walker County, Alabama. Surname queries are welcome. To subscribe send the following to subscribe
  • 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 Walker County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

Walker Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Walker Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Walker Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Walker Co. AL General and History Websites

Walker Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Walker Co. AL Military Records

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