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Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1908
1826
1908
1865
1786
1820
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
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Washington County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 4, 1800
County Seat Chatom
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Washington County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Washington County Courthouse
1 Court Street
Chatom, AL 36518
Phone: (334) 847-2239


Probate Judge has marriage records from 1826
Land records from 1799
Military Discharge records from 1919
Birth & Death Records from 1920
and probate Records from 1825 [1]

History

Parent County

1800--Washington County was created 4 June 1800 from Baldwin County and the Mississippi Territory.
County seat: Chatom [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18204,118
18303,474−15.6%
18405,30052.6%
18502,713−48.8%
18604,66972.1%
18703,912−16.2%
18804,53816.0%
18907,93574.9%
190011,13440.3%
191014,45429.8%
192014,279−1.2%
193016,36514.6%
194016,188−1.1%
195015,612−3.6%
196015,372−1.5%
197016,2415.7%
198016,8213.6%
199016,694−0.8%
200018,0978.4%
201017,581−2.9%
For tips on accessing Washington County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Washington County.

- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E "Dickinson Guards"
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 32nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, F and G
- 38th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C



Newspapers

Alabama Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Probate Records

Taxation

  • 1816 - Inhabitants of Alabama in 1816. Broken Arrow Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1955. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Washington County.
  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Washington County is in District 1.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1802-1804, 1825-1873, 1889-1896, 1931, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1826-1873; 1889-1896 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920" at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Washington County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Societies

Washington County Alabama Historical and Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 421
Chatom, Alabama 36518

The society provides local history materials and research.

Libraries

Washington County Public Library
14102 St. Stephens Ave.
Chatom, Alabama 36518
Telephone: 251-847-2097

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County p. 40. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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