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Mobile County, Alabama
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Map of Alabama highlighting Mobile County
Location in the state of Alabama
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Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 1, 1812
County Seat Mobile
Courthouse


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Contents

County Courthouse

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[1]

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

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Websites operated by the cemetery itself:

Census

For tips on accessing Mobile County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Mobile County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820 2,672
1830 6,267 134.5%
1840 18,741 199.0%
1850 27,600 47.3%
1860 41,131 49.0%
1870 49,311 19.9%
1880 48,653 −1.3%
1890 51,587 6.0%
1900 62,740 21.6%
1910 80,854 28.9%
1920 100,117 23.8%
1930 118,363 18.2%
1940 141,974 19.9%
1950 231,105 62.8%
1960 314,301 36.0%
1970 317,308 1.0%
1980 364,980 15.0%
1990 378,643 3.7%
2000 399,843 5.6%
2010 412,992 3.3%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960


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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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