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Bibb County, Alabama
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Bibb County, Alabama Facts

Bibb County (originally called Cahawba County, name was changed to Bibb on Dec. 4, 1820) was created on Feb. 7, 1818 by the Alabama Territorial Legislature and was formed from Monroe County and Montgomery County. Alterations were made to the boundaries in 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821 and 1868.

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

What counties are adjacent to Bibb County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Jefferson CountyShelby CountyChilton CountyPerry CountyHale CountyTuscaloosa County

Bibb County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Bibb County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bibb 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 Bibb 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 Bibb County Health Department has Birth Records from 1900 – 1919, Death records from  1900 – 1919. You may go to any county health department in the State of Alabama to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.

Bibb County, AL Census Records

What Bibb County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bibb County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Bibb County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Bibb County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Bibb County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Bibb County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Alabama residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Bibb County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Bibb County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Bibb County Heritage Association, Route 1, Box 147, Brierfield, AL 35035
  • Centerville-Brent Public Library , Phone 205-926-4736
  • ALBIBB. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Bibb County, Alabama. To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode).
  • Bibb. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Bibb County, Alabama. You can subscribe from or by sending the following to [email protected]: 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 Bibb County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

Bibb Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bibb Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Bibb Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bibb Co. AL General and History Websites

Bibb Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bibb Co. AL Military Records