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Escambia County, Alabama
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Escambia County, Alabama Facts

When was Escambia County, AL Created?
Escambia County was created on Dec. 10 1868, from parts of Baldwin County and Connech County. This particular county was named for the word “Escambia” is believed to come from the Choctaw Indian language, meaning “cane-brake” or “reed-brake.” .

What is the County Seat of Escambia County, AL?
The county seat was originally located at Pollard; in 1880 it was transferred to Brewton, which was named in honor of William Troupe Brewton, a great-nephew of the first settler of the area. In addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Escambia County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Conecuh CountyCovington CountyOkaloosa County, Florida, Santa Rosa County, Florida, Escambia County, Florida, Baldwin CountyMonroe County.

Escambia County, AL Vital Records

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

Escambia County, AL Census Records

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

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

Escambia County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Escambia County Courthouse

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

PLEASE READ FIRST!!! Please call the clerk’s department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will guide individuals in locating the materials, however it’s up to the person to carry out the research. There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1868.

Old Escambia County Courthouse

Escambia County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Escambia Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Escambia Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Escambia Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Escambia Co. AL General and History Websites

Escambia Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Escambia Co. AL Military Records