Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy

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Bibb County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Bibb County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Founded February 7, 1818
County Seat Centreville

County Courthouse

Bibb County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
 Bibb County Courthouse,
35 Court Square East,
Centerville, AL 35042,
Phone: (205) 926-3103

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1818. Clerk Circuit court has divorce and court records.[1]


Parent County

1818--Cahawba County was created 7 February 1818 from Monroe, Montgomery Counties. Cahawba County was renamed Bibb County in 1820.
County seat: Centreville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American

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


Biographies of many notable residents of Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 478.


FindAGrave ~  Transcriptions and partial transcriptions of Bibb County cemeteries

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


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

Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1820 3,676
1830 6,306 71.5%
1840 8,284 31.4%
1850 9,999 20.7%
1860 11,894 19.0%
1870 7,469 −37.2%
1880 9,487 27.0%
1890 13,824 45.7%
1900 18,498 33.8%
1910 22,791 23.2%
1920 23,144 1.5%
1930 20,780 −10.2%
1940 20,155 −3.0%
1950 17,987 −10.8%
1960 14,357 −20.2%
1970 13,812 −3.8%
1980 15,723 13.8%
1990 16,576 5.4%
2000 20,826 25.6%
2010 22,915 10.0%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  through 1960

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Bibb County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.182 E7bg.

Local Histories

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy begins on page 109.




Probate Records

  • 1830-1976 - Bibb County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Records, 1830-1976 at FamilySearch - free.
  • England, Flora D. Index of Book A, Minutes of Probate Court, Bibb County, Alabama. Marion, Ala., 1964. Digital version at Ancestry ($).


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

Vital Records

  • 1818–1860, 1862, 1932, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 at Ancestry– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1820-1860 - Gandrud, Pauline Myra Jones. Marriage Records of Bibb County, Alabama, 1820-1860: Being Transcribed and Indexed from the Original Marriage Books. Memphis, Tenn.: The Milestone Press, 1969. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); 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.
  • 1828–1842 "Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920"at 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.  Bibb County has two books:

Book 1

Book 2

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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," FamilySearch Research Wiki,, accessed 6 August 2012.