Lowndes County, Alabama Genealogy

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Lowndes County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Lowndes County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Founded January 20, 1830
County Seat Hayneville

County Courthouse

Lowndes County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Lowndes County Courthouse
Tuskeena Street
Hayneville, AL 36040
Phone: (334) 548-2252

Judge of Probate has marriage and land records from 1830,
birth and death records from 1879
Probate Records from 1870 and
military discharge records from 1919 [1]


Parent County

1830--Lowndes County was created 20 January 1830 from Butler, Dallas, and Montgomery Counties.
County seat: Hayneville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





Lowndes County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1830 9,410
1840 19,539 107.6%
1850 21,915 12.2%
1860 27,716 26.5%
1870 25,719 −7.2%
1880 31,176 21.2%
1890 31,550 1.2%
1900 35,651 13.0%
1910 31,894 −10.5%
1920 25,406 −20.3%
1930 22,878 −10.0%
1940 22,661 −0.9%
1950 18,018 −20.5%
1960 15,417 −14.4%
1970 12,897 −16.3%
1980 13,253 2.8%
1990 12,658 −4.5%
2000 13,473 6.4%
2010 11,299 −16.1%
For tips on accessing Lowndes County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

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

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Lowndes 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 976.1465 E7b.

Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Lowndes County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Lowndes County.

- 1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H (Guards of the Sunny South)
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H "Lowndes Beauregards"
- 5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E [subsequently, Company M]
- 14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Moore Guards"
- 17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A (Bartow Avengers);
- 23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F
- 44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A
- 45th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and I
- 60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I


Probate Records

Research Guides

  • Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Lowndes County. Birmingham, Ala.: The Project, 1939. Digital version at Ancestry ($).


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

Vital Records

  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1830-1880, 1898, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1830–1880 "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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lowndes County p. 38. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).