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*'''[[Walker County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Walker County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Walker County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
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*'''[[Walker County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Walker County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Walker County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>  
 
*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Walker_County,_Alabama_Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Walker County, Alabama Courthouse]]
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[[Image:Walker County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Walker County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.walkercounty.com/ Walker County Courthouse]<br>1801 3rd Avenue<br>Jasper, AL 35501<br>Phone:&nbsp;(205) 384-7268  
[http://www.walkercounty.com/ Walker County Courthouse]<br>1801 3rd Avenue<br>Jasper, AL 35501<br>Phone:&nbsp;(205) 384-7268  
 
  
 
Records burned 1877<br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walker County p. 40. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Records burned 1877<br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walker County p. 40. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History<br> ==
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== History<br> ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
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*[[Winston County, Alabama|Winston]]
 
*[[Winston County, Alabama|Winston]]
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
  
 
*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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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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==== Voting Registers  ====
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Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. &nbsp;Walker County has two books:
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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/walkercountyvol1.pdf Book 1]
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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/walkercountyvol2.pdf Book 2]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Center<br> ====
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==== Family History Center<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project] may have maps, name indexes, history, or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project] may have maps, name indexes, history, or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Walker|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Walker|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/walker.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/walker.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 16:28, 22 August 2012

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate

1877


1877
1875
For earlier dates, try...

  • Walker County, Alabama Genealogy residents may also have records in
    Neighboring Counties:
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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

County Courthouse

Walker County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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

Fire.png
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

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Walker County has two books:

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).