Originally named Baker Co.

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Welcome to Chilton County Alabama site part of The Heart Of Dixie Project.

Chilton is up for adoption and if you are interested in adopting Chilton please contact Margie Daniels .  If you are a Chilton County researcher and would like to contribute records or help others also contact Margie.  Good Luck

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  • Interstate 65
  •  U.S. Highway 31
  • State Route 22
  • U.S. Highway 82

Cities and Towns

  • Calera (part - part of Calera is in Shelby County)
  • Clanton
  • Jemison
  • Maplesville
  • Thorsby
  • Grantville
  • Verbena
  • Shelby County (north)
  • Coosa County (east)
  • Elmore County (southeast)
  • Autauga County (south)
  • Perry County (southwest)
  • Bibb County (northwest)

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1895 Chilton Atlas


Chilton County, known for its peaches is located in the central part of the state. It was created by the Alabama legislature on Dec. 30,1868  from lands taken from Autauga, Bibb, Perry, and Shelby counties. Chilton County encompasses 695 square miles. The Coosa River forms the eastern boundary of the county. Originally named Baker Co., Chilton Co. received its present name on Dec. 17,1874  in honor of William Parish Chilton, Sr., 1810-1871, a lawyer who became Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and later represented Montgomery County in the Congress of the Confederate States of America. On February 8,1861 Wm. Chilton gaveled the Confederacy into existence, as acting leader of the Provisional Congress.

The original county seat was at Grantville. When the courthouse burned in 1870, the county seat was removed to Goosepond, a stop on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. The town was renamed Clanton after Brig. Gen. James Holt Clanton. Other significant towns and communities are Jemison, Thorsby, Verbena, Maplesville, and Mountain Creek.

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Chilton Genealogy Related Sites Chilton County Historical Society and Archives, Inc.
PO Box 644
Clanton, Al. 35046-0644

Choctaw Co. Public Library

Chilton Newspapers

Probate Office

Chilton County Judge of Probate
500 2nd Ave. North
PO Box 270
Clanton, Al.
205 755-1555





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