Alabama currently has sixty-seven counties.
The oldest county, Washington, was created on June 4, 1800, when what is now Alabama was then part of the Mississippi Territory.
The newest county is Houston, created on February 9, 1903. This site contains all counties that have existed in  Alabama since the state was created in 1819.

County Selection

We need volunteers, if you have the skills and want to volunteer please contact Margie Daniels, Alabama state manager. 

County Name
 
Date Established
 
Origin of Name
 
County Seat
 

County Manager

Autauga
 
November 21, 1818
 
American Indian Village of Atagi
 
Prattville
 
Adopt Me
Baine, see Etowah
 
December 7, 1866
 
Gen. David W. Baine, CSA
 
Gadsden See Etowah
Baldwin December 21, 1809
 
Sen. Abraham Baldwin-GA
 
Bay Minette
 
Adopt Me
Baker, see Chilton December 30, 1868 Alfred Baker Grantville See Chilton
Barbour December 18, 1832 Gov. James Barbour-VA Clayton
Eufaula
Margie Daniels
Benton, see Calhoun
 
December 18, 1832
 
U.S. Sen. Thomas Hart Benton/MO
 
Jacksonville
 
See Calhoun
Bibb February 7, 1818
 
Gov. William W. Bibb
 
Centreville
 
Adopt Me
Blount
 
February 6, 1818
 
Gov. Willie G. Blount-TN
 
Oneonta
 
Adopt Me
Bullock
 
December 5, 1866
 
Col. Edward C. Bullock
 
Union Springs
 
Margie Daniels
Butler
 
December 13, 1819
 
Capt. William Butler-Creek Wars
 
Greenville
 
Adopt Me
Cahawba, see Bibb
 
February 7, 1818
 
Cahawba River, from the Choctaw for "water above" Cahawba
 
Adopt Me
Calhoun
 
December 18, 1832
 
Sen. John C. Calhoun-SC
 
Anniston
 
Chuck "Odell" Pierce
Chambers December 18, 1832 Sen. Henry C. Chambers-AL Lafayette Adopt Me
Cherokee January 9, 1836
 
American Indian Tribe
 
Centre
 
Adopt Me
Chilton
10/28/2006
December 30, 1868
 
Confederate Cong. Wm. P. Chilton
 
Clanton
 
Adopt Me
Choctaw December 29, 1847
 
American Indian Tribe
 
Butler
 
Adopt Me
Clarke
 
December 10, 1812
 
Gen. John Clarke-GA
 
Grove Hill
 
Margie Daniels
Clay
 
December 7, 1866
 
Sen. Henry Clay-KY
 
Ashland
 
Adopt Me
Cleburne
 
December 6, 1866
 
Major Gen. Patrick Cleburne-AR
 
Heflin
 
Adopt Me
Coffee
 
December 29, 1841
 
Gen. John Coffee
 
Elba
 
Adopt Me
Colbert
 
February 6, 1867
 
Chiefs George & Levi Colbert
 
Tuscumbia
 
Adopt Me
Conecuh
 
February 13, 1818
 
American Indian word
 
Evergreen
 
Adopt Me
Coosa
 
December 18, 1832
 
Town of Alabama Indians
 
Rockford
 
Margie Daniels
Cotaco; see Morgan
 
February 8, 1818
 
Cotaco Creek
 
Somerville
 
Adopt Me
Covington
 
December 17, 1821
 
Brig. Gen. Leonard Covington-MD
 
Andalusia
 
Adopt Me
Crenshaw
 
November 30, 1866
 
Judge Anderson Crenshaw
 
Luverne
 
Adopt Me
Cullman
 
January 24, 1877
 
Johann G. Cullmann
 
Cullman
 
Adopt Me
Dale
 
December 22, 1824
 
Gen. Samuel Dale
 
Ozark
 
Margie Daniels
Dallas
 
February 9, 1818
 
A.J. Dallas, US Sec. of Treasury-PA
 
Selma
 
Adopt Me
Decatur
 
December 7, 1821
Abolished by Legislature
of 1823/24
Commodore Stephen Decatur
 
Woodville
 
Adopt Me
DeKalb
 
January 9, 1836
 
Major Gen. Baron DeKalb-Am. Rev.
 
Fort Payne
 
Adopt Me
Elmore
 
February 15, 1866
 
Gen. John A. Elmore
 
Wetumpka
 
Adopt Me
Escambia
 
December 10, 1868
 
American Indian name/river
 
Brewton
 
Adopt Me
Etowah
 
December 7, 1866
 
Cherokee Indian name
 
Gadsden
 
Adopt Me
Fayette
 
December 20, 1824
 
Marquis de LaFayette
 
Fayette
 
Adopt Me
Franklin
 
February 6, 1818
 
Benjamin Franklin
 
Russellville
 
Adopt Me
Geneva
 
December 26, 1868
 
Geneva, Switzerland
 
Geneva
 
Margie Daniels
Greene
 
December 13, 1819
 
Gen. Nathaniel Greene-GA
 
Eutaw
 
Adopt Me
Hale
 
January 30, 1867
 
Col. Stephen F. Hale
 
Greensboro
 
Adopt Me
Hancock, see
Winston

 
February 12, 1850
 
Gov. John Hancock-MA
 
Double Springs See Winston
Henry
 
December 13, 1819
 
Gov. Patrick Henry-VA
 
Abbeville
 
Margie Daniels
Houston
 
February 9, 1903
 
Gov. George S. Houston
 
Dothan
 
Adopt Me
Jackson
 
December 13, 1819
 
Gen. Andrew Jackson
 
Scottsboro
 
Adopt Me
Jefferson
 
December 13, 1819
 
Pres. Thomas Jefferson
 
Birmingham
 
Adopt Me
Jones, see Lamar
 
February 4, 1867
 
E. P. Jones/Fayette County
 
Vernon
 
See Lamar
Lamar
 
February 4, 1867
 
Sen. L.Q.C. Lamar-MS
 
Vernon
 
Adopt Me
Lauderdale
 
February 6, 1818
 
Col. James Lauderdale-TN
 
Florence
 
Adopt Me
Lawrence
 
February 6, 1818
 
Capt. J. Lawrence, USN-VT
 
Moulton
 
Adopt Me
Lee
 
December 5, 1866
 
Gen. Robert E. Lee
 
Opelika
 
Adopt Me
Limestone
 
February 6, 1818
 
Limestone Creek
 
Athens
 
Adopt Me
Lowndes
 
January 20, 1830
 
Cong. William Lowndes-SC
 
Hayneville
 
Adopt Me
Macon
 
December 18, 1832
 
Sen. Nathaniel Macon-NC
 
Tuskegee
 
Adopt Me
Madison
 
December 13, 1808
 
Pres. James Madison
 
Huntsville
 
Adopt Me
Marengo
 
February 6, 1818
 
French battlefield
 
Linden
 
Adopt Me
Marion
 
February 13, 1818
 
Gen. Francis Marion-SC
 
Hamilton
 
Adopt Me
Marshall
 
January 9, 1836
 
Chief Justice John Marshall
 
Guntersville
 
Adopt Me
Mobile
 
December 18, 1812
 
Named for Maubila Indians
 
Mobile
 
Adopt Me
Monroe
 
June 29, 1815
 
Pres. James Monroe
 
Monroeville
 
Adopt Me
Montgomery
 
December 6, 1816
 
Major L.P. Montgomery-TN
 
Montgomery
 
Adopt Me
Morgan
 
February 6, 1818
 
Gen. Daniel Morgan-VA
 
Decatur
 
Adopt Me
Perry
 
December 13, 1819
 
Commodore O.H. Perry-RI
 
Marion
 
Adopt Me
Pickens
 
December 20, 1820
 
Gen. Andrew Pickens-SC
 
Carrollton
 
Adopt Me
Pike
 
December 17, 1821
 
Gen. Zebulon M. Pike-NJ
 
Troy
 
Adopt Me
Randolph
 
December 18, 1832
 
Sen. John Randolph-VA
 
Wedowee
 
Adopt Me
Russell
 
December 18, 1832
 
Col. Gilbert C. Russell-Creek Wars
 
Phoenix City
 
Adopt Me
Sanford, see Lamar
 
February 4, 1867
 
H. C. Sanford/Cherokee County
 
Vernon See Lamar
St. Clair
 
November 20, 1818
 
Gen. Arthur St. Clair-PA
 
Ashville
 
Adopt Me
Shelby
 
February 7, 1818
 
Gov. Isaac Shelby/-Y
 
Columbiana
 
Adopt Me
Sumter
 
December 18, 1832
 
Gen. Thomas Sumter-SC
 
Livingston
 
Adopt Me
Talladega
 
December 18, 1832
 
Town of Creek Indians
 
Talladega
 
Margie Daniels
Tallapoosa
 
December 18, 1832
 
American Indian name
 
Dadeville
 
Adopt Me
Tuscaloosa
 
February 6, 1818
 
Chief Tuscaloosa
 
Tuscaloosa
 
Adopt Me
Walker
 
December 26, 1823
 
Sen. John W. Walker
 
Jasper
 
Adopt Me
Washington
 
June 4, 1800
 
Pres. George Washington
 
Chatom
 
Adopt Me
Wilcox
 
December 13, 1819
 
Lt. J. M. Wilcox-Creek Wars
 
Camden
 
Adopt Me
Winston
 
February 12, 1850
 
Gov. John A. Winston
 
Double Springs
 
Adopt Me

 

 

Benton: (Formed 1832 from former Creek Indian territory and named for Colonel Thomas Hart Benton. Renamed Calhoun County in 1858, honor of John C. Calhoun of South Carolina)
Jones: (Formed 1867, renamed Sanford County in 1868, Renamed Lamar County in 1877)
Hancock: (Formed 1850, renamed Winston County in 1858)
Sanford: (Formed in 1867 as Jones County, renamed Sanford in 1868, renamed Lamar in 1877)
Cahawba (Renamed Bibb County in 1820)
Baine (renamed Etowah County in 1868)
Baker (renamed Chilton County in 1874)

Up ] Alabama CSA ] Alabama Courthouses Destroyed by Fire ] Alabama Maps ] Books ] [ County Selection ] Early Settlers of Alabama ] Historical Markers ]

 

Through out this project you will see the wonderful graphics of Chuck "Odell" Pierce.  Chuck hosts Calhoun County Alabama. My heart felt thanks to Mr. Chuck "Odell" Pierce for all his help in Alabama and Georgia.

04/01/2009

This site is hosted by USGenNet, a nonprofit web-hosting service solely supported by tax-deductible donations. If this website has provided you with useful information, please consider making a donation to USGenNet to help keep sites like this online.

Support Free-access Online History and Genealogy.
Join Today!

2004 gagenweb.org , georgiagenweb.org.
This site is part of The Heart Of Dixie www.theheartofdixie.net
To volunteer or donate records contact  Margie Daniels

 Margie Glover Daniels, State Manager for The Heart of Dixie Project