Butler County, Alabama

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*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Butler County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2006. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1370284|item|disp=FHL Book 976.137 E7bg}}.
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Butler County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2006. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1370284|item|disp=FHL Book 976.137 E7bg}}.
  
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*Little, John Buckner. ''The History of Butler County, Alabama 1815 to 1885.'' Cincinnati, Ohio: Elm St. Printing, 1885. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7813] ($).
  
 
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Revision as of 20:15, 20 August 2012

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1894 1853

1853 1853
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Butler County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Butler County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 13, 1819
County Seat Greenville
Courthouse


United States Gotoarrow.png  Alabama Gotoarrow.png  Butler County

Contents

County Courthouse

Butler County Courthouse
Butler County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg

700 Court Square,
Greenville, AL 36037
Phone:(334) 382-7166 

Courthouse burned April 1853
Probate Judge has birth and death records 1894-1919
Marriage, probate and land records [1]

History

Parent County

1819--Butler County was created 13 December 1819 from Conecuh and Montgomery Counties.
County seat: Greenville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss 

1853 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

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

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Butler County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 551.

Cemeteries

Additional Butler County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

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

Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1820 1,405
1830 5,650 302.1%
1840 8,685 53.7%
1850 10,836 24.8%
1860 18,122 67.2%
1870 14,981 −17.3%
1880 19,649 31.2%
1890 21,641 10.1%
1900 25,761 19.0%
1910 29,030 12.7%
1920 29,531 1.7%
1930 30,195 2.2%
1940 32,447 7.5%
1950 29,228 −9.9%
1960 24,560 −16.0%
1970 22,007 −10.4%
1980 21,680 −1.5%
1990 21,892 1.0%
2000 21,399 −2.3%
2010 20,947 −2.1%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960


Church

Court

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Butler County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Butler County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2006. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.137 E7bg.

Local Histories

  • Little, John Buckner. The History of Butler County, Alabama 1815 to 1885. Cincinnati, Ohio: Elm St. Printing, 1885. Digital version at [1] ($).

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

A free collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Butler County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs:

Voting Registers

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


Societies and Libraries

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).