Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy

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Elmore County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Elmore County
Location in the state of Alabama
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Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Founded February 15, 1866
County Seat Wetumpka

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Elmore County

County Courthouse

Elmore County Courthouse
100 East Commerce Street
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Phone: (334) 567-1123

Probate Judge has marriage and land records from 1867,
Birth and Death records 1909-1913
probate records from 1866 and military discharge records 1919[1]


Parent County

1866--Elmore County was created 15 February 1866 fromAutauga, Coosa, Montgomery and Tallapoosa Counties.
County seat:  Wetumpka [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American

Blankenship published graves from the following African American cemeteries: Davis Cemetery, Draper Correctional Center Cemetery, Harrogate Springs Cemetery, Hurd-Grey Cemetery, Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, Old Bingham Cemetery, Rose Hill - Black Section, Thrash Cemetery, and Wetumpka City Cemetery - Black Section. See the Cemeteries section for free online access.


Biographies of many notable residents of Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 933.


  • Blankenship, Linda and Tracey Blankenship. Cemeteries of Elmore County. Vol. 1. 1989. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Allen Cemetery, Antioch Baptist Church, Bachelor Cemetery, Balm of Gilead Congregational Church, Bass Cemetery, Bethel Holiness Church, Bethlehem East Baptist Church, Beulah Baptist Church, Billingslea Cemetery, Bullard Cemetery (Eclectic, Ala.), Bullard Family Cemetery (Wetumpka, Ala.), Central Baptist Church, Chana Creek Primitive Baptist Church, China Grove Cemetery, Claud Independent Methodist Church, Cotton Family Cemetery, Edwards-Pannell Cemetery, Friendship Cemetery, Friendship Church, Good Hope Church, Green Cemetery, Grier Chapel Holiness Church, Halls Chapel Holiness Church, Harmony United Methodist Church, Holman Cemetery, Hornsby Cemetery, Kimbell Cemetery, Lamar-Ware Cemetery, Laurel Hill Cemetery - Molton Plantation, Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church, Little Flock Cemetery, Lovejoy Cemetery, Mann Cemetery, Marshall Cemetery, McKeithen Cemetery, Mt. Gilead Church, Mt. Hebron Church of Christ, Mt. Hebron East Baptist Church, New Home Baptist Church, Oak Valley Station United Methodist Church, Old Cemetery above Lake Martin, Old Prospect Cemetery, Pine View Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Prospect Baptist Church, Providence Methodist Church, Providence Primitive Baptist Church, Prospect Church Cemetery, Pruitt-Poage Cemetery, Rhoades Cemetery, Rives Cemetery, Robinson Cemetery, Robinson Springs Cemetery, Rocky Mount Cemetery, Rocky Mount Plantation Cemetery, Rose Hill - Black Section, Smith Cemetery, Speer Cemetery, Spratlen Cemetery, Taunton Cemetery, Taylor Cemetery, Thrash Cemetery, Tri-Community Cemetery, Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Congregational Church Cemetery, Wall Cemetery, Wall-Coats Cemetery, Wallsboro United Methodist Church, Westbrook Cemetery, Wetumpka City Cemetery, William Wyatt Bibb Cemetery, Zeiglers Cemetery, Zeigler-Thomason Cemetery, and Zimmerman Plantation Cemetery.

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


Elmore County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 14,477
1880 17,502 20.9%
1890 21,732 24.2%
1900 26,099 20.1%
1910 28,245 8.2%
1920 28,085 −0.6%
1930 34,280 22.1%
1940 34,546 0.8%
1950 31,649 −8.4%
1960 30,524 −3.6%
1970 33,661 10.3%
1980 43,390 28.9%
1990 49,210 13.4%
2000 65,874 33.9%
2010 79,303 20.4%
For tips on accessing Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.




Local Histories






Vital Records


Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Elmore County lists 2 books.  Book 1 is available.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elmore County p. 37. ; .
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).