Lamar County, Alabama Genealogy Guide2016-07-08T17:43:07+00:00

Lamar County, Alabama Records

Lamar County, Alabama (Map It) was created on  February 4, 1867 from Marion County and Fayette County. It was originally named Jones County after E.P. Jones, a resident of Fayette County. On November 13, 1867, the county was abolished. On Oct. 8, 1868, the county was re-created under the name of Sanford County. On February 8, 1877, the name was changed to Lamar. Lamar county was named in honor of Lucius Q. C. Lamar (1825–1893) of Mississippi, U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Lamar County is bordered by Marion County (north), Fayette County (east), Pickens County (south), Lowndes County, Mississippi (southwest), Monroe County, Mississippi (west).

Lamar County Cities and Towns include Beaverton, Detroit, Kennedy, Millport, Sulligent, Vernon.

A Map of Lamar County, Alabama contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Alabama maps at MapGeeks.org

Lamar County, Alabama Courthouse Records

Lamar County, Alabama Courthouse
Lamar County, AL Courthouse

The Lamar County Courthouse is located in Vernon, Alabama. The County Seat in 1866 Swayne courthouse was designated as the county seat. In 1868 the name was changed to Vernon, after Edmund Vernon, an immigrant from Vernon, England.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Lamar county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.

Lamar County, Alabama Census Records

Lamar County, Alabama Vital Records

Lamar County, Alabama Resources

Lamar County, Alabama External Links