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Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1881
1833
1908
1866
1833
1833
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
Monroe County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Monroe County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 29, 1815
County Seat Monroeville
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Monroe County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Monroe County, Alabama
Courthouse Square
Monroeville, Al  36461
Phone: 251-743-2283

Courthouse Fire destroyed all records prior to 1833
Probate Judge has marriage probate and land record from 1832
1816 Census of Monroe County published by Monroe Journal Monroeville, Alabama [1]

History

Parent County

1815--Monroe County was created 29 June 1815 from Washington County and the Creek Cession of 1814.
County seat: Monroeville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1833--A courthouse fire destroyed all records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African-American

  • see obituary abstracts from the African-American newspaper, The Eagle, in the Newspaper section below

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18208,838
18308,782−0.6%
184010,68021.6%
185012,01312.5%
186015,66730.4%
187014,214−9.3%
188017,09120.2%
189018,99011.1%
190023,66624.6%
191027,15514.7%
192028,8846.4%
193030,0704.1%
194029,465−2.0%
195025,732−12.7%
196022,372−13.1%
197020,883−6.7%
198022,6518.5%
199023,9685.8%
200024,3241.5%
201023,068−5.2%
For tips on accessing Monroe County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Monroe County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Monroe County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2009. 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 976.125 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Monroe County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Monroe County.

- 17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company E "J. Powell's Dragoons"
- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company H "Sandy Williams' Guards"
- 23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company H
- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 36th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F
- 36th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company B [formerly, Co. "M", Wirt Adams' Cavalry]
- 42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A
- 42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Russell's), Company A [formerly 3rd TN Cavalry]
- 5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Monroe Guards



Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

  • 1816 - Inhabitants of Alabama in 1816. Broken Arrow Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1955. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Monroe County.
  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Monroe County is in District 1.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1825, 1833-1838, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1833-1838 "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), Monroe County p. 39. ; .
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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