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Barbour County, Alabama (Map It) was created on December 18, 1832 from former Creek Indian territory and a portion of Pike County. Barbour county was named in honor of James Barbour (1775–1842), a distinguished statesman and governor of Virginia. Learn More About State of Alabama History
Barbour County is bordered by Russell County (northeast), Quitman County, Georgia (east), Stewart County, Georgia (east), Clay County, Georgia (southeast), Henry County (south), Dale County (south), Pike County (west), Bullock County (northwest)
Barbour County Cities and Towns include Bakerhill, Batesville, Blue Springs, Clayton, Clio, Comer, Eufaula, Elamville, Louisville, Mount Andrews, Springhill.
Barbour County, Alabama Courthouse Records
Barbour County, AL Courthouse
The Barbour County Courthouse is located in Clayton, Alabama and Eufaula, Alabama. Originally the County Seat was established in Louisville in 1833, moved to Clayton in 1834. The Barbour County Courthouse in Clayton was built in the 1960s to replace the original, which was built in 1854. Barbour County established a second county court in Eufaula with Act No. 102 in 1879. 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 Barbour 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.
- Barbour County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1832 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.
- Barbour County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1833, Probate Records from 1838 and Land Records from 1832. 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.
- Barbour County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- Barbour County Health Department has Births from Mar 1908-Feb 1916, delayed birth Cert. rec. 1871-1928; Death From Mar 1908-Feb 1916.
Barbour County, Alabama Census Records
- Learn More: State of Alabama Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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
Barbour 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 or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificate Applications.
Barbour County, Alabama Resources
- State of Alabama Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Alabama
- Barbour County Genealogy Group, Eufaula Carnegie Library, 217 N. Eufaula Ave., Eufaula, AL 36027
- Historic Chattahoochee Commission
- Eufaula Heritage Association
- Clayton Public Library, Phone 334-775-3506
- Eufaula Public Library, Phone 334-687-2337
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- Barbour County, Alabama Genealogy Forum
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