Fayette County, Alabama Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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== History  ==
 
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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_marquis_de_La_Fayette Marquis de Lafayette] (1757-1834).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_Alabama "Fayette County, Alabama,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_marquis_de_La_Fayette Marquis de Lafayette] (1757-1834).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_Alabama "Fayette County, Alabama,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1824'''--Fayette County was&nbsp;created 20 December 1824&nbsp;from [[Marion_County,_Alabama|Marion]], [[Pickens_County,_Alabama|Pickens]], and [[Tuscaloosa_County,_Alabama|Tuscaloosa]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Fayette <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1824'''--Fayette County was&nbsp;created 20 December 1824&nbsp;from [[Marion County, Alabama|Marion]], [[Pickens County, Alabama|Pickens]], and [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Fayette <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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*[[Lamar_County,_Alabama|Lamar]]
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*[[Lamar County, Alabama|Lamar]]  
*[[Marion_County,_Alabama|Marion]]
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*[[Marion County, Alabama|Marion]]  
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*[[Pickens County, Alabama|Pickens]]  
*[[Tuscaloosa_County,_Alabama|Tuscaloosa&nbsp;]]
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*[[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa&nbsp;]]  
*[[Walker_County,_Alabama|Walker]]
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*[[Walker County, Alabama|Walker]]
  
 
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Revision as of 16:09, 26 August 2010

United States  > Alabama > Fayette County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Marquis de Lafayette.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[1]

Parent County

1824--Fayette County was created 20 December 1824 from Marion, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa Counties.
County seat: Fayette [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1866 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Burned_Counties_Research

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. "Fayette County, Alabama," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).