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Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1893
1821
1893
1865
1818
1818
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County


Morgan County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Morgan County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 6, 1818
County Seat Decatur
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Morgan County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Morgan County Alabama
302 Lee Street NE
Decatur, Al 35601-1999
Phone: 256-351-4737

Formerly Cotaco county,  Name changed to Morgan 14 Jun 1821
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records from 1818 [1]

History

Parent County

1818--Morgan County was created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee Turkeytown Cession.
County seat: Decatur [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1925 and 1938 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Burned Counties Research

Blogs

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Biography

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Morgan County, Alabama begins on page 62.

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18205,263
18309,06272.2%
18409,8418.6%
185010,1252.9%
186011,33512.0%
187012,1877.5%
188016,42834.8%
189024,08946.6%
190028,82019.6%
191033,78117.2%
192040,19619.0%
193046,17614.9%
194048,1484.3%
195052,9249.9%
196060,45414.2%
197077,30627.9%
198090,23116.7%
1990100,04310.9%
2000111,06411.0%
2010119,4907.6%
Est. 2011119,9538.0%
For tips on accessing Morgan County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Civil War Battle Fought in Morgan County
  • 1864 - October 26-29 = Decatur (partly fought in Limestone County)

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

Map showing Civil War battles in Alabama.

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Morgan County is in District 3.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

A free collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Morgan County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs.com:

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mongan County p. 39. 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.

 

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