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**430 Goodway Road<br>Goodway, Monroe, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 251-862-2937 <br><br>
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== Web Sites ==
== Monroe County Alabama Genealogy Websites ==
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~almonroe/ Monroe County, ALGenWeb] - free genealogical resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~almonroe/ Monroe County, ALGenWeb] - free genealogical resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Monroe County

Guide to Monroe County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Monroe County, Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Founded June 29, 1815
County Seat Monroeville
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Address Monroe County Courthouse Square
Monroeville, Al  36461
Phone: 251-743-2283 County Website

County Courthouse

Courthouse Fire destroyed all records prior to 1833
Probate Judge has marriage probate and land record from 1832
1816 Census of Monroe County published by Monroe Journal Monroeville, Alabama [1]


Parent County

1815--Monroe County was created 29 June 1815 from Washington County and the Creek Cession of 1814.
County seat: Monroeville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1833--A courthouse fire destroyed all records.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



  • See obituary abstracts from the African-American newspaper, The Eagle, in the Newspaper section below.  Section below also contains community news, marriage and birth announcements.
  • Slaves and owners recorded in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Minutes, Tunnel Springs, Monroe Co, AL - 1840-1899.



Historical populations
Census Pop.
For tips on accessing Monroe 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 Monroe County, Alabama Genealogy see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Monroe County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2009. 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 976.125 E7b.

Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Monroe 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 Monroe County.

- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company E "J. Powell's Dragoons"
- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company H "Sandy Williams' Guards"
- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company H
- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company B [formerly, Co. "M", Wirt Adams' Cavalry]
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Russell's), Company A [formerly 3rd TN Cavalry]
- 5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Monroe Guards
- 17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 36th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F and G
- 42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A and H
- 42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H


Probate Records


  • 1816 - Inhabitants of Alabama in 1816. Broken Arrow Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1955. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Monroe County.
  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Monroe County is in District 1.

Vital Records

  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1825, 1833-1838, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1833-1838 "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


Monroe County Public Library
121 Pineville Road
Monroeville, Alabama 36460
Telephone: 251-743-3818

Family History Center

Monroe County Alabama Genealogy Websites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County p. 39. ; .
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).