Mobile County, Alabama

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:*'''1813-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Mobile County, Alabama Marriage Books 12-58, Licenses, Bonds}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," ''FamilySearch Research Wiki,'' https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.</ref>
 
:*'''1813-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1743384|Mobile County, Alabama Marriage Books 12-58, Licenses, Bonds}} in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at [[FamilySearch.org]] - free.<ref name="cov">Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," ''FamilySearch Research Wiki,'' https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.</ref>
  
:*King, Clinton P. and Merlem A. Barlow. ''Marriages of Mobile County Alabama, 1813-1855. ''Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1985. [http://www.genealogical.com/ '''Free Name Search''']<ref name="name">Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Publications_in_Name_Search_at_Genealogical.com Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com]</ref>; publisher's bookstore: [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Marriages_of_Mobile_County_Alabama_1813_1855/3175.html Genealogical.com]&nbsp;; {{FHL| 320496 | item| disp=FHL Book 976.122 V2km }}&nbsp;; <br>
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:*'''1813-1855''' - King, Clinton P. and Merlem A. Barlow. ''Marriages of Mobile County Alabama, 1813-1855. ''Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1985. [http://www.genealogical.com/ '''Free Name Search''']<ref name="name">Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Publications_in_Name_Search_at_Genealogical.com Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com]</ref>; publisher's bookstore: [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Marriages_of_Mobile_County_Alabama_1813_1855/3175.html Genealogical.com]&nbsp;; {{FHL| 320496 | item| disp=FHL Book 976.122 V2km }}&nbsp;; <br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==

Revision as of 17:19, 14 August 2012

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1920
1813
1876
1814
1813
1813
For earlier dates, try...

  • Mobile County, Alabama residents may also have records in
    Neighboring Counties:
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Mobile County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Mobile County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 1, 1812
County Seat Mobile
Courthouse


United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Mobile County

Contents

County Courthouse

Mobile County Courthouse
109 Government Street
Mobile, Al 36602- 3108
Phone: 334-690-8700

Probate Judge has marriage records from 1813
Probate Records  from 1812 and land records from 1813[1]

History

Mobile initially fell within the bounds of Mississippi Territory.

Parent County

1812--Mobile County was created 1 August 1812 from West Florida.
County seat: Mobile[2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Mobile, Alabama Wind Storm

July 5, 1916

1916-MOBILE IS SWEPT BY 85-MILE-AN-HOUR WIND . . The county courthouse was severely damaged, and faces of the clock on all four sides were blown off. . . The courthouse tower was wrecked and rain poured into the court rooms. . .
(source:GenDisasters)

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Bayou La Batre | Chickasaw | Citronelle | Creola | Mobile | Prichard | Saraland | Satsuma

Towns

Dauphin Island | Mount Vernon

Census Designation Places

Grand Bay | Theodore | Tillmans Corner

Unincorporated communities

Bucks | Eight Mile | Kushla | Mauvilla | St. Elmo | Semmes | Whistler

Ghost town

Beaver Mills

Neighboring Counties

Baldwin | Clarke | Washington | Mississippi counties: George | Greene  | Jackson

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Websites operated by the cemetery itself:

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18202,672
18306,267134.5%
184018,741199.0%
185027,60047.3%
186041,13149.0%
187049,31119.9%
188048,653−1.3%
189051,5876.0%
190062,74021.6%
191080,85428.9%
1920100,11723.8%
1930118,36318.2%
1940141,97419.9%
1950231,10562.8%
1960314,30136.0%
1970317,3081.0%
1980364,98015.0%
1990378,6433.7%
2000399,8435.6%
2010412,9923.3%
Est. 2011412,5773.2%
For tips on accessing Mobile County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church History and Records (Rural)

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Civil War Battle Fought in Mobile County
  • Mobile Bay, also known as Passing of Forts Morgan and Gaines, August 2-23, 1864 (partly fought in Baldwin County)

Battle information from Civil War Battle Summaries by State, by the Heritage Preservation Services.

Map showing Civil War battles in Alabama, by the Heritage Preservation Services.

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), Mobile County, Alabama p. 38. 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. 3.0 3.1 Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," FamilySearch Research Wiki, https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.
  4. Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com