Fayette County, Alabama Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)

The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[1]

Parent County

1824--Fayette County was created 20 December 1824 from Marion, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa Counties.
County seat: Fayette [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1866 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Burned_Counties_Research

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. "Fayette County, Alabama," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).