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Washington County, Alabama
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Washington County, Alabama Facts

When was Washington County, AL Created?
Washington County was created on June 4, 1800, as a county of the Mississippi Territory. Its area originally contained 26,400 square miles. The area of Washington County was later divided into 16 Mississippi counties and 29 Alabama counties.

What is the County Seat of Washington County, AL?
The County Seat is located in Chatom (Early county seats included McIntosh’s Bluff, Wakefield and St. Stephens) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Washington County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Choctaw CountyClarke CountyBaldwin CountyMobile CountyGreene County, Mississippi, Wayne County, Mississippi.

Washington County, AL Vital Records

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

Washington County, AL Census Records

What Washington County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Washington County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800180018101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Washington County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Washington County Courthouse

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

Washington County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Washington Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Washington Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Washington Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Washington Co. AL General and History Websites

Washington Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Washington Co. AL Military Records