Autauga County, Alabama Genealogy

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Dates for major county records
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
Autauga County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Autauga County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Founded November 21, 1818
County Seat Prattville

County Courthouse

Autauga County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg

Autauga County Courthouse
135 N Court Street Suite B
Prattville, AL 36067
Phone: (334) 358-6700

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 [1]

Quick History


Parent County

21 Nov 1818: Autauga County was created from Montgomery County. [2] 1819-1831: Washington was the county seat. 1831-1868: Kingston was the county seat. since 12 December 1868: Prattville has been the county seat to this day.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places


Millbrook | Prattville


Autaugaville | Billingsley

Unincorporated communities

Bethel Grove | Bonita | Booth | Dosterville | Forester | New Prospect

Neighboring Counties

Chilton | Dallas | Elmore | Lowndes | Montgomery


African American

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


Biographies of many notable residents of Autauga County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 345.


Find-A-Grave  ~  Listing of 173 Autauga County cemeteries along with transcriptions and partial transcriptions

Autauga County ALGenWeb  ~  database of Autauga County cemeteries (not all inclusive) and transcriptions.

By selecting the above link, you will find the following cemeteries:


Additional Autauga County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.


Historical populations
Year 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: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  Census Bureau

For tips on accessing Autauga County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Searchable 1830 Census Index

Searchable 1840 Census Index

Searchable 1850 Census index by beatsLink to Beat Map.

Black, James M. Autauga County, Alabama 1850 Census. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Searchable 1860 Cenus index by beats

Link to Partial 1910 Census

Link to Partial 1910 Census Index, ED 1

Link to Partial 1910 Census Index, ED 2

Church Records

Court Records

Searchable index of Commioners Court Records

Searchable index of Orphans Court Records


Land and Property

Searchable index of land records

Searchable index of wills and estates records

Local Histories


Link to historical maps.


Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship



Probate Records


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

Vital Records

  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1830–1868; 1877; 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 at Ancestry– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1839–1867 Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920at Ancestry– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Voting Registers

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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 35.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].