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Tallapoosa County, Alabama
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Tallapoosa County, Alabama Facts

When was Tallapoosa County, AL Created?
Tallapoosa County was created on Dec. 18, 1832, from land acquired from the Creek Cession of Mar 24, 1832. Tallapoosa County received its present dimensions in 1866.

What is the County Seat of Tallapoosa County, AL?
The County Seat is located in  Dadeville (he county seat was at Okfuskee (1832-38), since 1838, it has been at Dadeville, which was named for Major Francis Langhorne Dade who died in the Seminole War. In addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Tallapoosa County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Clay CountyRandolph CountyChambers CountyLee CountyMacon CountyElmore CountyCoosa County.

Tallapoosa County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Tallapoosa County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa County Health Department has Birth Records from N/A, Death records from N/A.

Tallapoosa County, AL Census Records

What Tallapoosa County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Tallapoosa County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Tallapoosa County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Tallapoosa County Courthouse

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

Tallapoosa County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Tallapoosa County Historical Society, 1426 Cherokee Road, Alexander City, AL 35010
  • Horseshoe Bend Regional Library, 256-825-9232
  • ALTALLAP. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. 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 Tallapoosa County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

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