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Covington County, Alabama
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Covington County, Alabama Facts

When was Covington County, AL Created?
Covington County was created on  Dec. 17, 1821. It was formed from Henry County. Its boundaries were rearranged in 1824, 1841 and 1868. In 1868 Aug., the name was changed to Jones County, though the original name was restored in Oct 1868.

What is the County Seat of Covington County, AL?
The Covington County Seat was first established at Montezuma, later named Covington. The current county seat is at Andalusia. In addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Covington County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Butler CountyCrenshaw CountyCoffee CountyGeneva CountyWalton County, Florida, Okaloosa County, Florida, Escambia CountyConecuh County

Covington County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Covington County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Covington 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 Covington 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 Covington County Health Department has Birth Records from 1889, Death records from 1909.

Covington County, AL Census Records

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

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

Covington County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Covington County Courthouse

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

Covington County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Covington County Clerk, 1 Court Square, Andalusia, AL 36420, Phone (334) 222-3189
  • Covington County Historical Society, Box 1582, Andalusia, AL 36420, Publication: Newsletter
  • Andalusia Public Library, Phone 334-222-6612
  • ALCOVING. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Covington County, Alabama. To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode).
  • COVINGTON. An email group for persons researching genealogy in Covington County, Alabama. If you have a message that you want to forward to all members of the group, send it to [email protected] with the following subject: FWD: COVINGTON. To subscribe, send email to [email protected] with the following subject: SUBSCRIBE COVINGTON
  • CovingtonCountyAlabamaMixedGenGroup. A mailing list for family researchers and genealogists researching Mulatto/tri-racial (Euro-American Indian-African) families from Covington and surrounding counties in Southeast Alabama. You can subscribe from bamamixedgengroup/ or by sending the following to covingtoncountyalabamamixedgengroup- [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 Covington County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

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Covington Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Covington Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Covington Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Covington Co. AL Military Records