Macon County, Alabama Genealogy

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Macon County

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Macon County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Macon County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Founded December 18, 1832
County Seat Tuskegee

County Courthouse

Macon County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
101 E. Northside St
Tuskegee, AL 36083
Phone (334) 724-2614

Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1835;
Clerk Circuit court has Court Trecords from 1868 [1]


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The county is named after U.S. Senator Nathaniel Macon (1758-1837).[2]

Parent County

1832--Macon County was created 18 December 1832 from the Creek Cession of 1832.
County seat: Tuskegee [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





Macon County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1840 11,247
1850 26,898 139.2%
1860 26,802 −0.4%
1870 17,727 −33.9%
1880 17,371 −2.0%
1890 18,439 6.1%
1900 23,126 25.4%
1910 26,049 12.6%
1920 23,561 −9.6%
1930 27,103 15.0%
1940 27,654 2.0%
1950 30,561 10.5%
1960 26,717 −12.6%
1970 24,841 −7.0%
1980 26,829 8.0%
1990 24,928 −7.1%
2000 24,105 −3.3%
2010 21,452 −11.0%
For tips on accessing Macon County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Macon 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 Macon County.

- 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Company B and D
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Southern Rifles
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Tuskegee Light Infantry"
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company L "Dixie Eagles"
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B [subsequently, Company L]
- 12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F "Macon Confederates"
- 12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Tom Watt's Rebels"
- 15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D
- 45th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B, D, E, G and H
- 46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and F
- 61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, B, C, E, H and I


Probate Records


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

Vital Records

  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1834-1878, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1834–1879 "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


Macon County-Tuskegee Public Library
302 South Main Street
Tuskegee, Alabama 36083
Telephone: 334-727-5192

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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