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Bibb County, Alabama (Map It) was created on February 7, 1818 by the Alabama Territorial Legislature and was formed from Monroe County and Montgomery County. Was originally called Cahawba County, name was changed to Bibb on December 4, 1820. Alterations were made to the boundaries in 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821 and 1868. Bibb county was named in honor of Alabama's first governor, William Wyatt Bibb. Learn More About State of Alabama History
Bibb County Cities and Towns include Brent, Centreville, Vance, West Blocton, Woodstock.The county seat is located at Centreville, the site of the falls in the Cahaba River. Other towns include Blocton, West Blocton, Brent, Six Mile and Ashby.
A Map of Bibb County, Alabama contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Bibb County, Alabama Courthouse Records
Bibb County, AL Courthouse
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 Bibb county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.
- Bibb County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1830 and has Divorce Records maintained among the equity records. Divorces issued prior to 1950 are located here. Divorces issued prior to 1950 are located here. Divorces issued after 1950 can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health. The County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
- Bibb County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1820, Probate Records from 1830 and Land Records from 1818. The County Clerk of Probate Court maintains following records in the probate office: Plats, Maps, Judgments, Liens, Deeds, Mortgages, Corporations, Lis pendens, Marriage licenses, Military discharges. The Probate Judge presides over all probate court hearings for Probate of Wills, Administrations, Conservators, Guardianships, Adoptions, Legitimations, Name changes, Condemnations, Mental Commitment hearings, and performs marriage ceremonies. The office of the probate judge is the county office where the most significant genealogical records are created and maintained in Alabama. A variety of records are housed in this office.
- Bibb County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- Bibb County Health Department has Birth Records from 1900 - 1919, Death records from 1900 - 1919. You may go to any county health department in the State of Alabama to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait..
Bibb County, Alabama Census Records
- Learn More: State of Alabama Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: 1820-1866, 1867
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Bibb County, Alabama Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Alabama Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1908 to present.
- Marriage Records: from August 1936 to present.
- Divorce Records: from January 1950 to present.
- Locations: Alabama Office of Vital Statistics, The RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104.
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificate Applications.
Bibb County, Alabama Resources
- State of Alabama Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Alabama
- Bibb County Heritage Association, Route 1, Box 147, Brierfield, AL 35035
- Centerville-Brent Public Library , Phone 205-926-4736
- Bibb County, Alabama Message Boards
- Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy Forum
- Bibb County, Alabama Mailing lists