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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Walker County

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

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Online Records

Walker County, Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Founded December 26, 1823
County Seat Jasper
Walker County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Walker County Courthouse
1801 3rd Avenue
Jasper, AL 35501
Phone: (205) 384-7268
County Website

County Courthouse

Records burned 1877
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records [1]


Parent County

1823--Walker County was created 26 December 1823 from Marion and Tuscaloosa Counties.
County seat: Jasper [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865, 1877, 1896, and 1932 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:


Populated Places

Carbon Hill | Cordova | Dora | Jasper | Sumiton | Curry | Eldridge | Kansas | Nauvoo | Oakham | Parrish | Sipsey |

Neighboring Counties



LDS Cemetery Records
US Vol. 24 page 1 - Popular Springs Cemetery

  • Cemetery Records of Jefferson and Walker Counties, Alabama. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Society?, 1945. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Includes Chicksaw Cemetery, Coal City Cemetery, Easley Cemetery, Fike Cemetery, Holly Grove Cemetery, King Family Cemetery, Manasco Cemetery, and New Hope Cemetery.

Additional Walker County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 and Vol. 3 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.


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

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Walker 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 976.176 E7b.

Local Histories

  • Dombhart, John Martin. History of Walker County: Its Towns and Its People. Thornton, Ark.: Cayce Pub. Co., c1937. Digital version at Ancestry ($).



Civil War

Civil War service men from Walker 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 Walker County.

- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's), Company K
- 22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A
- 28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E, F and L
- 43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H, I and K
- 50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K, formerly Co. "?", 5th Battalion



  • Walking Back in Time. Publication of the Walker County Genealogical Society. Digital versions at FamilySearch Books Online: Vol. 15 | Vol. 16.

Probate Records


  • 1847 - 1840's Walker County tax record, digitized by FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Walker County is in District 3.

Vital Records

  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1797, 1812, 1823, 1829, 1877-1879, 1881-1882, 1884, 1886, 1888-1889, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1877-1889 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920" at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
  • 1892-1897 - "Walker County Marriages, Book C 1892-1897," Walking Back in Time, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Sep. 2004):49; Vol. 15, No. 4 (Dec. 2004):72-73; Vol. 16, No. 1 (Mar. 2005):9; Vol. 16, No. 2 (June 2005):17-18; Vol. 16, No. 3 (Sep. 2005):39-40; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Dec. 2005):62-63. Digital version of Vol. 15 at FamilySearch Books Online; and Vol. 16 at FamilySearch Books Online - both free.
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); 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.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Walker County has two books:

Societies and Libraries


The Carl Elliott Regional Library has the following libraries in Winston County:

Carbon Hill Public Library
215 2nd Street NW
Carbon Hill, Alabama 35549
Telephone: 205-924-4254
Jasper Public Library
98 18th Street East
Jasper, Alabama 35501
Telephone: 205-221-8512
Sumiton Public Library
416 State Street
P. O. Box 10
Sumiton, Alabama 35148
Telephone: 205-648-7451

Family History Center

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walker County p. 40. 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).