Perry County, Alabama Genealogy

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Perry County, Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Founded December 13, 1819
County Seat Marion
Address Perry County Alabama ]
P O Box 478
Marion, Alabama 36756
Phone: 334-683-2200 Perry County Website

County Courthouse

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Perry County Alabama
P O Box 478
Marion, Alabama 36756
Phone: 334-683-2200

County Clerk has marriage probate and land records [1]


Parent County

1819--Perry County was created 13 December 1819 from Montgomery County and the Creek Cession of 1814.
County seat: Marion [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




Additional Perry County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 5 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
Est. 201110,373−12.5%
For tips on accessing Perry County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

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

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Perry County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2009. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.144 E7b.

Local Histories



Civil War, 1861-1865

Civil War service men from Perry County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Perry County.

- 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company F[formerly Murphy's Independent Co.]
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D(Canebrake Rifle Guards)
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G(Marion Light Infantry)
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Comany A "Alabama Rangers"
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Southern Guards"
- 11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 20th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, F and H
- 28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A and K
- 40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers, Company I


Probate Records

  • 1830-1976 - Perry County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Records, 1830-1976 at FamilySearch - free.


  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Perry County is in District 2.

Vital Records

  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1818, 1820-1879, 1923, 1927, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1820-1878 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920" at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
  • 1858-1873 - Hageness, MariLee Beatty. Marriages 1858-1873 Perry County, Alabama. Anniston, Ala.: MLH Research, 2002. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Perry County has three books, with two having working links:

Societies and Libraries


Perry County Genealogical Society
Box 310
Uniontown, Alabama 36786

Perry County Historical Society
Box 257
Marion, Alabama 36756


Marion - Perry County Library
202 Washington Street
Marion, Alabama 36756
Telephone: 334-683-6411

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Perry 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. Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," FamilySearch Research Wiki,, accessed 6 August 2012.