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Fayette County, Alabama
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Fayette County, Alabama Facts

When was Fayette County, AL Created?
Fayette County was created on Dec. 20,1824 from portions of Marion CountyPickens County and Tuscaloosa County.

What is the County Seat of Fayette County, AL?
The County Seat is located in  Fayette (the first settlement around what is now the county seat, Fayette, was originally called LaFayette; on January 15, 1821, the town was incorporated and renamed Fayette Court House) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Fayette County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Marion CountyWalker CountyTuscaloosa CountyPickens CountyLamar County.

Fayette County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Fayette County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette County Health Department has Birth Records from 1884-1903 , Death records from 1889-1903.

Fayette County, AL Census Records

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

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

Fayette County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Fayette County Courthouse

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

  • Fayette County Clerk of Circuit Court 
    • Address: P.O. Box 509, Fayette, AL 35555-0819
    • Phone: (205) 932-4519
    • Court Records: 1851
    • Divorce Records:
  • Fayette County Clerk of Probate Court 
    • Address: P.O. Box 509, Fayette, AL 35555-0509
    • Phone: (205) 932-4519
    • Marriage Records: 1850 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1851
    • Land Records: 1824

Fayette County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Fayette Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Fayette Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Fayette Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Fayette Co. AL General and History Websites

Fayette Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Fayette Co. AL Military Records