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


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County Courthouse

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.

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Places/Localities

Populated Places

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Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Choctaw County, Alabama 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

Court

Land

Local Histories

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Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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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

 

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