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{{Alabama-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Alabama|Alabama]] > Escambia County''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Escambia County]]''  
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Guide to '''Escambia County Alabama genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Escambia County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Escambia County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Escambia County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Escambia County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Escambia County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Escambia County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1909</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1879</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1909</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1901</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1868</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1868</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Escambia County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Escambia County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Escambia County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Escambia County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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{{ALDC}}
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{{ALinfobox|Escambia|1868|December 10|Brewton}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Escambia County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Escambia County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.co.escambia.al.us/ Escambia County Courthouse]<br>314 Belleville Ave.<br>Brewton, AL 36427 <br>Phone: (251) 867-0225
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1897,<br>probate and land records from 1869<br><ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Escambia County p. 37. ; .</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Burned Counties Research]]
  
 
http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424  
 
http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biography  ====
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{{ALbio|951}}
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/escambia/bios.htm Escambia County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=26835 Union Hill Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=26835 Union Hill Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSmpid=47542907&CRid=26922&pt=Wallace%20Church%20Cemetery& Wallace Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSmpid=47542907&CRid=26922&pt=Wallace%20Church%20Cemetery& Wallace Church Cemetery]  
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,153911,n,weaver%20cemetery.cfm Weaver Cemetery]
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,153911,n,weaver%20cemetery.cfm Weaver Cemetery]  
*[[Zion Church Cemetery]]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=26986 Weavers Cemetery]
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,133894,n,zion%20church%20cemetery.cfm Zion Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27241 Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery]
  
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==== Census  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|title = Escambia County, Alabama
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|type = USA
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|1870 | 4041
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|1880 | 5719
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|1890 | 8666
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|1900 | 11320
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|1910 | 18889
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|1920 | 22464
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|1930 | 27963
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|1940 | 30671
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|1950 | 31443
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|1960 | 33511
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|1970 | 34912
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|1980 | 38440
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|1990 | 35518
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|2000 | 38440
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|2010 | 38319
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}} {{Census|Alabama}}
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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[http://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/al/escambia Escambia County, Alabama Online Historical Directories]&nbsp;- identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
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==== Land and Property ====
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
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*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 [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1364238|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1265 E7b}}.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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{{Alabama Conf}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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===== Marriage  =====
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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1860, 1879-1892, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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>
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:*'''1879–1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Center<br> ====
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==== Family History Center<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Atmore Alabama Family History Center|Atmore Alabama Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Atmore Alabama Family History Center|Atmore Alabama Family History Center]]  
**Atmore, Alabama, <br><br>
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**166 Old Bratt Rd<br>Atmore, Escambia, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 334-368-5130 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;Wed 6pm-7pm<br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Escambia|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Escambia|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/escambia.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alescamb/ Escambia County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Escambia/ Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Escambia/ Escambia County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 00:52, 14 March 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Escambia County

Guide to Escambia County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1909
1879
1909
1901
1868
1868
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
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Online Records


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


Contents

County Courthouse

Escambia County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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
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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

Biography

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 Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

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Court Records

Directories

Escambia County, Alabama Online Historical Directories - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

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 Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1860, 1879-1892, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1879–1892 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); 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.

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).