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Pickens County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Pickens County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 19, 1820
County Seat Carrollton
Courthouse


This Page Adopted by Betty Teal Miller and Betty Pickens Phillips

Contents

County Courthouse

Pickens County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Pickens County, Alabama
P O Box 460
Carrollton, Al 35447
Phone: 205-367-2020

Probate Judge has marriage probate and land records from 1876
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records [1]

History

Parent County

1820--Pickens County was created 19 December 1820 from Tuscaloosa County.
County seat: Carrollton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1876 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Burned Counties Research

http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies, census records, church records, Civil War records, Indians, Revolutionary War soldiers, and War of 1812 soldiers are covered in:

  • McGuire, Mrs. C.P. Records of Pickens County, Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Willo Publishing Company, n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18306,622
184017,118158.5%
185021,51225.7%
186022,3163.7%
187017,690−20.7%
188021,47921.4%
189022,4704.6%
190024,4028.6%
191025,0552.7%
192025,3531.2%
193024,902−1.8%
194027,67111.1%
195024,349−12.0%
196021,882−10.1%
197020,326−7.1%
198021,4815.7%
199020,699−3.6%
200020,9491.2%
201019,746−5.7%
For tips on accessing Pickens County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

Local Histories

  • Elliott, Carl. Annals of Northwest Alabama: Including a Reprint of Nelson F. Smith's History of Pickens County, Ala. (1856). Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Priv. print., 1958. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate Records

  • Index to the Earliest Wills and Estates of Pickens County, Alabama. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Betty's World Genealogical information on Betty's Families of Abney, Boxley, Bradberry, Breazeale, Brown, Carter, Middleton, Norman, Pickens, Phillips, Stone, Summers, Tinsley, Wade, Wills/Wells, and General Andrew Pickens.



References

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

 

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