Fayette County, Alabama

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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==

Revision as of 08:27, 6 December 2010

United States  > Alabama > Fayette County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

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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.

1911--Fayette County Courthouse and much of the business section of Fayette destroyed by fire on March 24, 1911.  Many county records lost. [3]

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).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Fayette, AL Courthouse and Business Section Fire, Mar 1911 http://www3.gendisasters.com/alabama/10146/fayette-al-courthouse-business-section-fire-mar-1911