Choctaw County, Alabama Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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[[Image:Choctaw County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Choctaw County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesRiver&countyID=choctaw Choctaw County Courthouse]<br>117 S. Mulberry St.<br>Butler, AL 36904 <br>Phone:(205) 459-2155<br>  
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[[Image:Choctaw County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesRiver&countyID=choctaw Choctaw County Courthouse]<br>117 S. Mulberry St.<br>Butler, AL 36904 <br>Phone:(205) 459-2155<br>  
  
 
County Clerk has marriage probate and land records from 1873<br>Clerk Circuit Cout has court and divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Choctaw County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage probate and land records from 1873<br>Clerk Circuit Cout has court and divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Choctaw County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Revision as of 22:10, 20 August 2012

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Choctaw County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate






For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent Counties


Choctaw County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Choctaw County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 29, 1847
County Seat Butler
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Choctaw County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Choctaw County Courthouse
117 S. Mulberry St.
Butler, AL 36904
Phone:(205) 459-2155

County Clerk has marriage probate and land records from 1873
Clerk Circuit Cout has court and divorce records. [1]

History

Parent County

1847--Choctaw County was created 29 December 1847 from Washington and Sumter Counties.
County seat: Butler [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1859 and 1871 -- 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

Cemeteries

  • Cemetery Records of Choctaw County, Alabama. 1945. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Baptist Cemetery (Mount Sterling), Birdsong Baptist Church Cemetery, Brightwater Cemetery, Camp Spring Cemetery, Christophers Chapel Cemetery, Clear Creek Cemetery, Concord Cemetery, Ebenezor Cemetery, Episcopal Cemetery (Pushmataha), Kinibish Cemetery, Lisman Cemetery, Methodist Cemetery (Old Bethlehem), Mount Sterling Cemetery, Old Bethel Cemetery, Old Providence Cemetery, Old Tompkinsville Cemetery, Rehobath Baptist Church Cemetery (Pushmataha).

Census

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


Choctaw County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1850 8,389
1860 13,877 65.4%
1870 12,676 −8.7%
1880 15,731 24.1%
1890 17,526 11.4%
1900 18,136 3.5%
1910 18,483 1.9%
1920 20,753 12.3%
1930 20,513 −1.2%
1940 20,195 −1.6%
1950 19,152 −5.2%
1960 17,870 −6.7%
1970 16,589 −7.2%
1980 16,839 1.5%
1990 16,018 −4.9%
2000 15,922 −0.6%
2010 13,859 −13.0%
Sources:[3][4][5][6]

Church Records

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Choctaw County has two books:

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Choctaw 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. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml. 
  4. through 1960
  5. Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1952) p. 403
  6. 2006 World Almanac, p. 525