Escambia County, Alabama

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Revision as of 19:19, 14 August 2012

Dates for major county records
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Land
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Escambia County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Escambia County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 10, 1868
County Seat Brewton
Courthouse


United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Escambia County

Contents

County Courthouse

Escambia County Courthouse
314 Belleville Ave.
Brewton, AL 36427
Phone: (251) 867-0225

County Clerk has marriage records from 1897,
probate and land records from 1869
[1]

History

Parent County

1868--Escambia County was created 10 December 1868 from Baldwin and Conecuh Counties.
County seat: Brewton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1868 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Burned Counties Research

http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Escambia County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 951.

Cemeteries


Census

Escambia County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 4,041
1880 5,719 41.5%
1890 8,666 51.5%
1900 11,320 30.6%
1910 18,889 66.9%
1920 22,464 18.9%
1930 27,963 24.5%
1940 30,671 9.7%
1950 31,443 2.5%
1960 33,511 6.6%
1970 34,912 4.2%
1980 38,440 10.1%
1990 35,518 −7.6%
2000 38,440 8.2%
2010 38,319 −0.3%
For tips on accessing Escambia County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Olive

Court

Land and Property

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

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Escambia 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 976.1265 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death


Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Escambia County p. 37. ; .
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).