Clarke County, Alabama Genealogy Guide

Clarke County, Alabama (Map It) was created on December 10, 1812 from Washington County. Clarke county was named in honor of Gen. John Clarke of Georgia. Learn More About State of Alabama History

Clarke County is bordered by Marengo County (north), Wilcox County (northeast), Monroe County (east), Baldwin County (south), Washington County (southwest), Choctaw County (northwest).

Clarke County Cities and Towns include Jackson, Thomasville, Coffeeville, Fulton, Grove Hill.

A Map of Clarke County, Alabama contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Clarke County, Alabama Courthouse Records

Clarke County, Alabama Courthouse
Clarke County, AL Courthouse

The Clarke County Courthouse is located in Grove Hill, Alabama. The Clarke County Seat was not established until 1820, when it was located at Clarksville. In 1831 the seat of government was moved to Grove Hill. Learn More About State of Alabama Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

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 Clarke 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.

  • Clarke County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1813 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.
  • Clarke County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1814, Probate Records from 1810 and Land Records from 1812. 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.
  • Clarke County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
  • Clarke County Health Department has Birth Records from 1908, Death records from 1908.

Clarke County, Alabama Census Records

Clarke County, Alabama Vital Records

Clarke County, Alabama Resources

Clarke County, Alabama External Links

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