Butler County, Alabama Genealogy Guide2016-07-08T17:32:35+00:00

Butler County, Alabama Genealogy Guide

Butler County, Alabama (Map It) was created on December 13, 1819 from parts of Monroe County and Conecuh County. Butler county was named in honor of Capt. William Butler, a soldier of the Creek War of 1813-14. Learn More About State of Alabama History

Butler County is bordered by Lowndes County (north), Crenshaw County (east), Covington County (southeast), Conecuh County (southwest), Monroe County (west), Wilcox County (northwest).

Butler County Cities and Towns include Georgiana, Greenville, McKenzie.

A Map of Butler County, Alabama contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. See also Old Maps of Alabama

Butler County, Alabama Courthouse Records

Butler County, Alabama Courthouse
Butler County, AL Courthouse

The Butler County Courthouse is located in Greenville, Alabama. Greenville was originally named Buttsville. There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1853. 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 Butler 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.

  • Butler County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1853 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.
  • Butler County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1853, Probate Records from 1853 and Land Records from 1853. 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.
  • Butler County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
  • Butler County Health Department has Birth Records from 1886- MAY 1891,MAR 1894-NOV 1919, delayed birth Cert. Rec. 1870-1930, Death record from MAR 1894-NOV 1919.

Butler County, Alabama Census Records

Butler County, Alabama Vital Records

Butler County, Alabama Resources

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