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Marion County, Alabama (Map It) was created on February 13, 1818 and Tuscaloosa County. Marion county was named in honor of Francis Marion (1732–1795) of South Carolina, military leader in American Revolutionary War. Learn More About State of Alabama History
Marion County is bordered by Franklin County (north), Winston County (east), Walkery County (southeast), Fayette County (south), Lamar County, Mississippi (southwest), Monroe County, Mississippi (southwest), Itawamba County, Mississippi (west).
Marion County Cities and Towns include Bear Creek, Brilliant, Glen Allen, Glen Mary (unincorporated), Guin, Gu-Win (unincorporated), Hackleburg, Haleyville, Hamilton, Winfield, Yampertown (also known as Twin).
Marion County, Alabama Courthouse Records
Marion County, AL Courthouse
The Marion County Courthouse is located in Hamilton, Alabama. The home of Judge John Dabney Terrell Sr. served as Marion County's third courthouse in the mid-ninetheenth century. The structure, shown here, still stands in historic Pikeville. Construction of the Marion County Courthouse in Hamilton was completed in 1901. The structure was built of stone so that it would not burn down, as the previous courthouse did in 1887.Courthouse destroyed by fire in 1883, all records destroyed. 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 Marion 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.
- Marion County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1887 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.
- Marion County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1887, Probate Records from 1887 and Land Records from 1887. 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.
- Marion County Revenue Commissioner's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- Marion County Health Department has Birth Records from 1902 , Death records from 1902 .
Marion 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
Marion 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.
Marion County, Alabama Resources
- State of Alabama Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Alabama
- Marion County Genealogical Society
- Hamilton Public Library, 205-921-4290
- Winfield Public Library, 205-487-2484
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- Marion County, Alabama Genealogy Forum
- Marion County, Alabama Mailing lists