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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/covington.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.algw.org/covington/ Covington County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Covington/ Covington County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Covington/ Covington County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)

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Covington County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Covington County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 7, 1821
County Seat Andalusia
Courthouse



United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Covington County

County Courthouse

Covington County Courthouse
1 Court Square, 
Andalusia, AL 36420, 
Phone (334) 428-2520

Records burned 1895
Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records
Clerk Circuit Court has court and divorce records   [1]

History

Covington county was formed from Henry County, was called Jones County from August 1868 until October 1868, abolished: December 3, 1867, re-established: December 1, 1868.

Parent County

1821--Covington County was created 7 December 1821 from Henry County.
County seat: Andalusia [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1847--Courthouse destroyed by flood waters.
1839 and 1878--County records destroyed by fires

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Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Covington County, Alabama Genealogy were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 744.

Cemeteries


Census

Covington County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1830 1,522
1840 2,435 60.0%
1850 3,645 49.7%
1860 6,469 77.5%
1870 4,868 −24.7%
1880 5,639 15.8%
1890 7,536 33.6%
1900 15,346 103.6%
1910 32,124 109.3%
1920 38,103 18.6%
1930 41,356 8.5%
1940 42,417 2.6%
1950 40,373 −4.8%
1960 35,631 −11.7%
1970 34,079 −4.4%
1980 36,850 8.1%
1990 36,478 −1.0%
2000 37,631 3.2%
2010 37,765 0.4%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death


Voting Registers

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

A free collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Covington County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs.com.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Covington County p. 36. ; .
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).