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Blount County, Alabama
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Blount County, Alabama Facts

When was Blount County, AL Created?
Blount County was created on Feb. 6, 1818 by the Alabama Territorial legislature, from Montgomery County and land ceded to the Federal government by the Creek Nation on Aug. 9, 1814.

What is the County Seat of Blount County, AL?
Blountsville was the county seat until 1889, when it was moved to its current location in Oneonta. In addition the county government website is


What counties are adjacent to Blount County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Marshall CountyEtowah CountySt. Clair CountyWalkery CountyJefferson CountyCullman County (west & northwest)

Blount County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Blount County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Blount 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 Blount 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 Blount County Health Department has Birth Records from 1905, Death records from 1905. 

Blount County, AL Census Records

What Blount County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Blount County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Blount County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Blount County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Blount County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Blount 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 Blount 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.

Blount County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Blount County Archives, Box 45, Oneonta, AL 35121; 205-274-9111
  • Blount County Historical Society, Post Office Box 45, Oneonta, AL 35121
  • Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society, Box 8268 , Gadsden, AL 35902; Publication: Northeast Alabama Settlers
  • ALBLOUNT. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Blount County, Alabama, or any adjacent territory once a part of Blount county. To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (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 Blount County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

Blount Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Blount Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Blount Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Blount Co. AL General and History Websites

Blount Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Blount Co. AL Military Records