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Butler County, Alabama Facts

When was Butler County, AL Created?
Butler County was created on Dec. 13, 1819 from parts of Monroe County and Conecuh County.

What is the County Seat of Butler County, AL?
The County Seat is located in Greenville, which was originally named Buttsville, and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Butler County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Lowndes CountyCrenshaw CountyCovington CountyConecuh CountyMonroe CountyWilcox County.

Butler County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Butler County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Butler 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 Butler 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 Butler County Health Department has Birth Records from 1886- MAY 1891,MAR 1894-NOV 1919, delayed birth Cert. Rec. 1870-1930, Death record from MAR 1894-NOV 1919.

Butler County, AL Census Records

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

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

Butler County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Butler County Courthouse

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

Butler County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Butler County Historical Society, PO Box 561, Greenville, AL 36037
  • ALBUTLER. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Butler County, Alabama.To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode).
  • AL-GULF-COAST. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Alabama gulf coast counties of Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, and Butler. 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 Butler County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

Butler Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Butler Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Butler Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Butler Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Butler Co. AL Military Records