Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy

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

County Facts
County seat: Wetumpka
Organized: February 15, 1866
Parent County(s): Autauga, Coosa, Montgomery, Tallapoosa[1]
Neighboring Counties
Autauga  • Chilton  • Coosa  • Macon  • Montgomery  • Tallapoosa
See County Maps
Elmore County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named is in honor of General John A. Elmore.[2] The County is located in the central area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Elmore County Courthouse
8935 Hwy 231, Judicial Complex
PO Box 310
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Phone: 334-514-3116
Fax: 334-567-5957
Elmore County Website

Probate Judge has marriage and land records from 1867, birth and death records 1909-1913, probate records from 1866 and military discharge records.[4]

Elmore 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[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1884 1867 1909 1867 1867 1866 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 Elmore County:[7]

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

Unincorporated communities
  • Burlington
  • Butts Mill
  • Chana Creek
  • Claud
  • Dexter
  • Equality
  • Falkner
  • Floyd
  • Glendale Acres
  • Good Hope
  • Grandview Pines
  • Greer
  • Hidden Forest
  • Jacksons Lake
  • Kent
  • Kowaliga
  • Liberty
  • Neman
  • New Bingham
  • North Elmore
  • Old Bingham
  • Quail Run
  • Red Hill
  • Redland Bluffs
  • Riddle
  • Saint Clair
  • Santuck
  • Seman
  • Speigner
  • Titus
  • Wallsboro
Census-designated places
  • Blue Ridge
  • Buyck
  • Central
  • Channahatchee
  • Cold Spring
  • Lightwood
  • Millbrook
  • Mitchells Mill (Ware)
  • Redland

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 Elmore, 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.
1870 14,477
1880 17,502 20.9%
1890 21,732 24.2%
1900 26,099 20.1%
1910 28,245 8.2%
1920 28,085 −0.6%
1930 34,280 22.1%
1940 34,546 0.8%
1950 31,649 −8.4%
1960 30,524 −3.6%
1970 33,661 10.3%
1980 43,390 28.9%
1990 49,210 13.4%
2000 65,874 33.9%
2010 79,303 20.4%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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]


Linda Blankenship published graves from the following African American cemeteries: Davis Cemetery, Draper Correctional Center Cemetery, Harrogate Springs Cemetery, Hurd-Grey Cemetery, Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, Old Bingham Cemetery, Rose Hill - Black Section, Thrash Cemetery, and Wetumpka City Cemetery - Black Section. See website online access.

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 Elmore 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.

  • Golden, Virginia Noble. A History of Tallassee for Tallasseeans. Tallassee, Ala.: Tallassee Mills of Mount Vernon-Woodberry Mills, 1949. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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 Elmore 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 Elmore County:

- 13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F

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. Elmore County lists 2 books:

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.

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]

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 Elmore County. For state-wide library facilities, see Alabama Archives and Libraries.

Elmore Wetumpka Public Library
212 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 249
Wetumpka, Al 36092
Phone: 334-567-1308
Fax: 334-567-1309
Email: library@cityofwetumpka.co

Millbrook Public Library
Phone: 334-285-6688
FAX: 334-285-0152

Museums[edit | edit source]

Elmore County Historical Society and Museum
P. O. Box 587
112 S Main Street
Wetumpka, AL 36092

Societies[edit | edit source]

West Elmore Co. Historical Society
(334) 462-2852
Email: westelmorehissoc@gmail.com

Talisi Historical Preservation Society
Email: talisihistoricalpreservation@gmail.com

Elmore County Historical Society
(334) 567-5097

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. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Elmore County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/elmore/ 06/05/2017.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Elmore, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmore_County,_Alabama 06/05/2017.
  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., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  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, "Elmore County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmore_County,_Alabama, accessed 14 October 2018.