Autauga County, Alabama Genealogy

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Guide to Autauga County, Alabama ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Prattville
Organized: November 21, 1818
Parent County(s): Montgomery[1]
Neighboring Counties
Chilton  • Dallas  • Elmore  • Lowndes  • Montgomery
Autauga County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Autauga (aka, Tawasa) Indians that lived there, primarily in a village named Atagi (meaning "pure water") situated on the banks of a creek by the same name (called "Pearl Water Creek" by settlers). Autaugas were members of the Alibamu tribe. The County is located in the center area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Autauga County Courthouse
134 N Court Street
Prattville, AL 36067
Phone: (334) 358-6700
Autauga County Website

Judge of Probate has probate, land and military record
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and Court Record Record Office has marriage from early 1800's
Health Department has birth and Death Records [3]

Autauga County, Alabama Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1908 1839 1908 1831 1819 1824 1816
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1908. General compliance for births by 1927 and for deaths 1925.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in Autauga County:[7]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator.

Unincorporated communities
  • Bethel Grove
  • Bonita
  • Booth
  • Browntown
  • Dosterville
  • Evergreen
  • Forester
  • Fremont
  • Haynes
  • Hunting Ridge
  • Independence
  • Joffre
  • Jones
  • Langford MH Park
  • Live Oaks
  • Melmar
  • Milton
  • Mount Sinai
  • Mulberry
  • New Prospect
  • Oak Grove
  • Kingston
  • Peace
  • Poseys Crossroads
  • Pyron
  • Statesville
  • Stoney Point
  • Vida
  • Vida Junction
  • Vine Hill
  • Wadsworth
  • Washington Hill
  • Whispering Pines
  • White City
  • White Water
  • Winslow
Census-designated places
Ghost towns

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Autauga, Alabama online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Alabama Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 3,853
1830 11,874 208.2%
1840 14,342 20.8%
1850 15,023 4.7%
1860 16,739 11.4%
1870 11,623 −30.6%
1880 13,108 12.8%
1890 13,330 1.7%
1900 17,915 34.4%
1910 20,038 11.9%
1920 18,908 −5.6%
1930 19,694 4.2%
1940 20,977 6.5%
1950 18,186 −13.3%
1960 18,739 3.0%
1970 24,460 30.5%
1980 32,259 31.9%
1990 34,222 6.1%
2000 43,671 27.6%
2010 54,571 25.0%
Source: "".

Federal Census

Searchable 1830 Census Index

Searchable 1840 Census Index

Searchable 1850 Census index by beats. Link to Beat Map.

Black, James M. Autauga County, Alabama 1850 Census Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library

Searchable 1860 Cenus index by beats

Link to Partial 1910 Census Index, ED 1

Link to Partial 1910 Census Index, ED 2

State Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African Americans

The following have information concerning African American research.Both should be used:

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Alabama Land and Property for additional information about early Alabama land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Autauga County. The histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Alabama Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Multiple Wars

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Autauga County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (part of a large regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Autauga County:

- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company A, B and G
- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company D "Pearsons Dragoons"
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company H [formerly Independent Co.]
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I "Wetumpka Light Guards"
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company L "Autauga Rifles" [subsequently, Company A]
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I (Mounted)
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Autauga Guards"
- 58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voter Registration

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Autauga County has two books listed.

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Alabama tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Alabama Taxation.

  • 1865-1866 U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Autauga County is in District 2.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Alabama State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online $.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Alabama.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Alabama Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave
PO Box 300100
Montgomery, AL 36104

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Autauga County. For state-wide library facilities, see Alabama Archives and Libraries.

Autauga-Prattville Public Library
254 Doster Street
Prattville, AL 36067

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Autauga County Heritage Association
102 E Main St
Prattville, Alabama 36067

Autauga Genealogical Society
PO Box 680668
Prattville, Alabama 36068-0668

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Autauga, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Alabama 07/22/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. Draper, Utah: Everton Pub.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Autauga County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Alabama, accessed 23 September 2018.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at