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Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1886 1810

1809 1809
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Baldwin County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Baldwin County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1809
County Seat Bay Minette
Courthouse


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Contents

County Courthouse

Baldwin County Courthouse
1 Court Square
PO Box 239
Bay Mintre, AL 36507
Phone: (334) 937-9561

The Probate Court has marriage records from 1810,
probate records from 1809 and land records from 1808.
The Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records.[1]

 

History

Baldwin County initially fell within the bounds of Mississippi Territory.

Parent County

1809--Baldwin County was created 21 December 1809 from Washington County and part of Florida.
County seat: Bay Minette [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Cemeteries

Community Cemetery
Montgomery Hill Baptist Cemetery


Census

Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1820 1,718
1830 2,324 35.3%
1840 2,951 27.0%
1850 4,414 49.6%
1860 7,530 70.6%
1870 6,004 −20.3%
1880 8,603 43.3%
1890 8,941 3.9%
1900 13,194 47.6%
1910 18,178 37.8%
1920 20,730 14.0%
1930 28,289 36.5%
1940 32,324 14.3%
1950 40,997 26.8%
1960 49,088 19.7%
1970 59,382 21.0%
1980 78,556 32.3%
1990 98,280 25.1%
2000 140,415 42.9%
2010 182,265 29.8%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  Census Bureau

For tips on accessing Baldwin County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War Battles Fought in Baldwin County
  • 1864 - August 2-23 = Mobile Bay, also known as Passing of Forts Morgan and Gaines, (partly fought in Mobile County)
  • 1865 - March 27-April 8, 1865 = Spanish Fort
  • 1865 - April 2-9 = Fort Blakely

Battle information from Civil War Battle Summaries by State, by the Heritage Preservation Services.

Map showing Civil War battles in Alabama, by the Heritage Preservation Services.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

28721 County Road 13
Daphne, Baldwin, Alabama, United States
Phone: 251-625-1386
Hours: T 10am-2pm; W 6:30-8:30; Th 12-4pm

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 35.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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