Baldwin County, Alabama(Map It) was created on December 21, 1809 by the Mississippi Territorial legislature from territory taken from Washington County and West Florida. Baldwin county was named in honor of Abraham Baldwin, a distinguished citizen of Georgia.
Baldwin County Cities and Towns include Bay Minette, Daphne, Fairhope, Foley, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Robertsdale, Spanish Fort, Elberta, Loxley, Magnolia Springs, Perdido Beach, Silverhill, Summerdale.
The Baldwin County Courthouse is located in Bay Minette, Alabama. Previous County Seats were MacIntosh Bluff, Blakeley, and Daphne each served for a time as county seat, In 1901 it was moved to Bay Minette. The first Baldwin County Courthouse in Prattville, which also housed the jail, was built in 1870. It was sold in 1905 to fund construction of the current courthouse, completed in 1906. The Baldwin County Courthouse rests on the corner of 4th Street and Court Street in Prattville, which is the largest city in the county.
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Baldwin county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.