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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Chilton County]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Chilton County]]''  
  
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{{ALinfobox|Chilton|1868|December 30|Clanton}}  
 
{{ALinfobox|Chilton|1868|December 30|Clanton}}  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Chilton County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Chilton County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;[http://www.chiltoncounty.org/ Chilton County Courthouse]<br>501 2nd Avenue N.,<br>Clanton, AL 35045,<br>Phone: (205) 755-4275&nbsp;  
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[[Image:Chilton County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;[http://www.chiltoncounty.org/ Chilton County Courthouse]<br>501 2nd Avenue N.,<br>Clanton, AL 35045,<br>Phone: (205) 755-4275&nbsp;  
  
 
<br>Clerk Circuit Court has probate and divorce records,<br>Court Records from 1868<br>Probate Judge has marriage and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chilton County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
<br>Clerk Circuit Court has probate and divorce records,<br>Court Records from 1868<br>Probate Judge has marriage and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chilton County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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*[http://www.google.com/search?q=church+street+church+Cemetery%2C+chilton+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Church Street Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=church+street+church+Cemetery%2C+chilton+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Church Street Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/photos/tombstones/confed-mem-park-cem/cmpc1-files/cmpc1.htm Confederate Memorial Park Cemetery#1 Mountain Creek]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/photos/tombstones/confed-mem-park-cem/cmpc1-files/cmpc1.htm Confederate Memorial Park Cemetery#1 Mountain Creek]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/chilton/cemeteries/cmpc2.txt Confederate Memorial Park Cemetery#2 Mounatain Creek]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemeteries/cmpc2.txt Confederate Memorial Park Cemetery#2 Mounatain Creek]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemeteries/gcm195deadwild.txt Deadwilder-Hicks Cemetery]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemeteries/gcm195deadwild.txt Deadwilder-Hicks Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/al/chilton/ebenezer.html Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/al/chilton/ebenezer.html Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemeteries/pleasant-hill.txt Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, aka Scott Hill Cemetery]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemeteries/pleasant-hill.txt Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, aka Scott Hill Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?rls=com.microsoft%3A*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&hl=en&q=popewell+family+cemetery,chilton+county+alabama&nfpr=1&sa=X Popewell Family Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?rls=com.microsoft%3A*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&hl=en&q=popewell+family+cemetery,chilton+county+alabama&nfpr=1&sa=X Popewell Family Cemetery]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/chilton/cemeteries/posey2.txt Posey Cemetery #2, Jemison]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/chilton/cemeteries/posey2.txt Posey Cemetery #2, Jemison]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,151533,n,rocky%20mount%20cemetery.cfm Rocky Mount Community Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,151533,n,rocky%20mount%20cemetery.cfm Rocky Mount Community Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=sardis+baptist+church+cemetery+chilton+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=sardis+baptist+church+cemetery+chilton+county+alabama+&rls=com.microsoft:*&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery]  
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==== Church Records ====
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==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
==== Land and Property ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate Records ====
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:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
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:*'''1880-1920''' [http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ALCHILTO/2005-03/1110313446 Chilton County, Alabama Index of Wills (Book) Record II]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ 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. <br>
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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
  
 
:*'''1870-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Chilton County, Alabama Marriage Books 1-3, and Licenses}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">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.</ref>
 
:*'''1870-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Chilton County, Alabama Marriage Books 1-3, and Licenses}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">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.</ref>
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:*'''1933, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ 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. <br>
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
  
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====

Revision as of 06:28, 30 January 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Chilton County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1908
1870
1908
1901
1868
1887
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
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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


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.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

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 Records

Court Records

Land and Property

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 Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1933, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry– ($); 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.
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

  • 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.