Chilton County, Alabama

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*Wyatt, Thomas Eugene. ''Chilton County and Her People: A Brief History.'' Clanton, Ala.: The Union-Banner, 1960. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22963 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
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Revision as of 20:23, 20 August 2012

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Chilton County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Chilton County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 30, 1868
County Seat Clanton
Courthouse


United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Chilton County

Contents

County Courthouse

Chilton County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
 Chilton County Courthouse
501 2nd Avenue N.,
Clanton, AL 35045,
Phone: (205) 755-4275 


Clerk Circuit Court has probate and divorce records,
Court Records from 1868
Probate Judge has marriage and land records [1]

History

Chilton County was originally known as Baker County, renamed Chilton County on 17 December 1874.

Parent County

1868--Chilton County was created 30 December 1868 from part of Bibb, Autauga, Perry, and Shelby Counties.
County seat: Clanton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1870 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Resources

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Chilton County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 642.

Cemeteries


Census

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

Chilton County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 6,194
1880 10,793 74.2%
1890 14,549 34.8%
1900 16,522 13.6%
1910 23,187 40.3%
1920 22,770 −1.8%
1930 24,579 7.9%
1940 27,955 13.7%
1950 26,922 −3.7%
1960 25,693 −4.6%
1970 25,180 −2.0%
1980 30,612 21.6%
1990 32,458 6.0%
2000 39,593 22.0%
2010 43,643 10.2%
Baker County until 1874
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Wyatt, Thomas Eugene. Chilton County and Her People: A Brief History. Clanton, Ala.: The Union-Banner, 1960. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Voting Registers

  • Chilton County was not yet established for the 1867 Voting Registers.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chilton County p. 36. 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).
  3. Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," FamilySearch Research Wiki, https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.