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==== Voting Registers  ====
==== Voting Registers  ====

Revision as of 17:22, 20 August 2012


Dates for major county records


1818 1829
For earlier dates, try...

  • Blount County, Alabama Genealogy residents may also have records in
    Neighboring Counties:
Remember these collections

Blount County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Blount County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Founded February 6, 1818
County Seat Oneonta

United States Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Blount County

County Courthouse

Blount County Courthouse

Blount County Courthouse
220 Second Avenue East,
Oneonta, AL 35121
Phone:(205) 625-4153

County Archivist has probate records from 1824,
 marriage, land and burial records from 1820.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records.[1]


Parent County

1818--Blount County was created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee Cession and Montgomery County.
County seat: Oneonta [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 Blount County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 499.


Free Online Cemetery Transcripts

In the 1960s, volunteers from the Gadsden Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints transcribed gravestones from all 91-known Blount County cemeteries (approximately 14,000 names). The master surname index covering all three volumes appears in Volume 1 beginning on page 4.

  • Cemetery Records of Blount County, Alabama, Vol. 1. 1965. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Alldredge Cemetery, Amos Cemetery, Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery, Austin Creek Cemetery, Bangor Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Bethleham Methodist Church Cemetery, Blue Springs Cemetery, Brooksville Cemetery, Central Hill Church Cemetery, Church of Christ Cemetery, Clear Springs Methodist Church Cemetery, Clements Cemetery, Cleveland Cemetery, County Line Cemetery, Dailey's Chapel Cemetery, Easley Church Cemetery, Ebenezer Church Cemetery, Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Edgewood Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Elvester Baptist Church Cemetery, First Methodist Church Cemetery, Fosters Chapel Cemetery, Gibbs Chapel Cemetery, Gilbreath (Cox) Cemetery, Graves Cemetery, and Graves Gap Cemetery.
  • Cemetery Records of Blount County, Alabama, Vol. 2. 1965. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Greens Chapel Cemetery, Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Hayden Cemetery, Hays Cemetery, Highmound Baptist Church Cemetery, High Rock Methodist Church Cemetery, Hood Cemetery, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Hudson Cemetery, Lebonan Methodist Church Cemetery, Lee's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Love Chapel Cemetery, Macedonia Cemetery, Merrill Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery, Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Mt. New Hope Cemetery, Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Mt. Zion Nazarene Cemetery, Mulberry Cemetery, Nectar Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery, Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery, and Old Liberty Cemetery.
  • Cemetery Records of Blount County, Alabama, Vol. 3. 1966. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Philadelphia Church Cemetery, Phillips Cemetery, Pine Bluff Cemetery, Pleasant Mount Baptist Church Cemetery, Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery, Ricetown Chapel Cemetery, Rock Springs Methodist Church Cemetery, Roswell Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Shiloh Cemetery, South Cemetery, Sugar Creek Church of Christ Cemetery, Sulphur Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Summitt Cemetery, Stewarts Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Tidwell Cemetery, Tidwell Cemetery, Union Grove (Clay) Church Cemetery, Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Wynnville Cemetery, and Zion Hill Cemetery.

Additional Blount County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 6 at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Blackwood Cemetery, Centre Methodist Church Cemetery, Ellison Cemetery, Harmony Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Ebell Cemetery, Mt. Joy Cemetery, and Pine Grove Cemetery.


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

Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1820 2,415
1830 4,233 75.3%
1840 5,570 31.6%
1850 7,367 32.3%
1860 10,865 47.5%
1870 9,945 −8.5%
1880 15,369 54.5%
1890 21,927 42.7%
1900 23,119 5.4%
1910 21,456 −7.2%
1920 25,538 19.0%
1930 28,020 9.7%
1940 29,490 5.2%
1950 28,975 −1.7%
1960 25,449 −12.2%
1970 26,853 5.5%
1980 36,459 35.8%
1990 39,248 7.6%
2000 51,024 30.0%
2010 57,322 12.3%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960



Land and Property

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

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Blount 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 HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.172 E7b.

Local Histories

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Blount County, Alabama Genealogy begins on page 108.




Probate Records


Vital Records


Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Blount County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

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).