Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1812--Mobile County was created 1 August 1812 from West Florida.  County seat: Mobile [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Mobile, Alabama Wind Storm

July 5, 1916

1916-MOBILE IS SWEPT BY 85-MILE-AN-HOUR WIND . . The county courthouse was severely damaged, and faces of the clock on all four sides were blown off. . . The courthouse tower was wrecked and rain poured into the court rooms. . .
(source:GenDisasters)

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Bayou La Batre | Chickasaw | Citronelle | Creola | Mobile | Prichard | Saraland | Satsuma

Towns

Dauphin Island | Mount Vernon

Census Designation Places

Grand Bay | Theodore | Tillmans Corner

Unincorporated communities

Bucks | Eight Mile | Kushla | Mauvilla | St. Elmo | Semmes | Whistler

Ghost town

Beaver Mills

Neighboring Counties

Baldwin | Clarke | Washington | Mississippi counties: George | Greene  | Jackson

Resources

Cemeteries

Church History and Records (Rural)

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).