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Chilton County, Alabama
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Chilton County, Alabama Facts

When was Chilton County, AL Created?
Chilton County was created on Dec. 30, 1868 (Originally named Baker Co., Chilton Co. received its present name on Dec. 17, 1874), from lands taken from Autauga CountyBibb CountyPerry County and Shelby County.

What is the County Seat of Chilton County, AL?
The original county seat was at Grantville. When the courthouse burned in 1870, the county seat was removed to Goosepond, a stop on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. The town was renamed Clanton after Brig. Gen. James Holt Clanton. In addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Chilton County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Shelby CountyCoosa CountyElmore CountyAutauga CountyPerry CountyBibb County.

Chilton County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Chilton County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Chilton 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 Chilton 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 Chilton County Health Department has Birth Records from 1908-1919, Death records from 1908-1919.

Chilton County, AL Census Records

What Chilton County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Chilton County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Chilton Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Chilton Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Chilton 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

Chilton County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Chilton County Courthouse

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

Chilton County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Chilton Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Chilton Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Chilton Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Chilton Co. AL General and History Websites

Chilton Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Chilton Co. AL Military Records