Chilton County, Alabama Records
Chilton County, Alabama (Map It) was created on December 30, 1868, from lands taken from Autauga County, Bibb County, Perry County and Shelby County. Chilton county was named in honor of Judge William Parish Chilton, chief justice of the AL Supreme Court and a member of the provisional and regular Congress of the Confederacy.
Chilton County Cities and Towns include Clanton, Isabella, Jemison, Maplesville, Mountain Creek, Stanton, Thorsby, Verbena.
A Map of Chilton County, Alabama contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Alabama maps at MapGeeks.org
Chilton County, Alabama Courthouse Records
Chilton County, AL Courthouse
The Chilton County Courthouse is located in Clanton, Alabama. 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. There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1870.
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 Chilton 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.
- Chilton County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1843 and has Divorce Records prior to 1950.
- Chilton County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1870, Probate Records from 1887 and Land Records from 1868.
- Chilton County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- Chilton County Health Department has Birth Records from 1908-1919, Death records from 1908-1919.
Chilton County, Alabama Census Records
- Learn More: State of Alabama Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
- State Population Schedules: 1820-1866, 1867
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Chilton County, Alabama Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Alabama Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1908 to present.
- Marriage Records: from August 1936 to present.
- Divorce Records: from January 1950 to present.
- Locations: Alabama Office of Vital Statistics, The RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104.
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificate Applications.
Chilton County, Alabama External Links
- Alabama Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Chilton County, Alabama Books - Amazon
- Chilton Co., Alabama - FindaGrave
- Alabama Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Chilton County, Alabama Cemeteries
- Chilton Cemetery Association
- Chilton Co. ALGenweb
- Alabama Newspaper Archives (1813 - 2003)
- Chilton County, Alabama Links - Cyndi's List
- Chilton County, Alabama Ancestry Database Collections
- Chilton County, Alabama Military Records