Walker County, Alabama Genealogy

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*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Walker County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1430959|item|disp=FHL Book 976.176 E7b}}.
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Walker County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1430959|item|disp=FHL Book 976.176 E7b}}.
  
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:*Dombhart, John Martin. ''History of Walker County: Its Towns and Its People.'' Thornton, Ark.: Cayce Pub. Co., c1937. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22993 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
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Revision as of 22:02, 20 August 2012

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate

1877


1877
1875
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Walker County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Walker County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 26, 1823
County Seat Jasper
Courthouse


United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Walker County

Contents

County Courthouse

Walker County Courthouse
1801 3rd Avenue
Jasper, AL 35501
Phone: (205) 384-7268

Records burned 1877
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records [1]

History

Parent County

1823--Walker County was created 26 December 1823 from Marion and Tuscaloosa Counties.
County seat: Jasper [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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1865, 1877, 1896, and 1932 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Carbon Hill | Cordova | Dora | Jasper | Sumiton | Curry | Eldridge | Kansas | Nauvoo | Oakham | Parrish | Sipsey |

Neighboring Counties


Resources

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records
US Vol. 24 page 1 - Popular Springs Cemetery

  • Cemetery Records of Jefferson and Walker Counties, Alabama. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Society?, 1945. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Includes Chicksaw Cemetery, Coal City Cemetery, Easley Cemetery, Fike Cemetery, Holly Grove Cemetery, King Family Cemetery, Manasco Cemetery, and New Hope Cemetery.

Additional Walker County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 and Vol. 3 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18302,202
18404,03283.1%
18505,12427.1%
18607,98055.7%
18706,543−18.0%
18809,47944.9%
189016,07869.6%
190025,16256.5%
191037,01347.1%
192050,59336.7%
193059,44517.5%
194064,2018.0%
195063,769−0.7%
196054,211−15.0%
197056,2463.8%
198068,66022.1%
199067,670−1.4%
200070,7134.5%
201067,023−5.2%
For tips on accessing Walker County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.


Church

Court

Land and Property

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

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Walker County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. 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 976.176 E7b.

Local Histories

  • Dombhart, John Martin. History of Walker County: Its Towns and Its People. Thornton, Ark.: Cayce Pub. Co., c1937. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military


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), Walker County p. 40. 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).