Lamar County, Alabama Records
Lamar County, Alabama (Map It) was created on February 4, 1867 from Marion County and Fayette County. It was originally named Jones County after E.P. Jones, a resident of Fayette County. On November 13, 1867, the county was abolished. On Oct. 8, 1868, the county was re-created under the name of Sanford County. On February 8, 1877, the name was changed to Lamar. Lamar county was named in honor of Lucius Q. C. Lamar (1825–1893) of Mississippi, U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Lamar County Cities and Towns include Beaverton, Detroit, Kennedy, Millport, Sulligent, Vernon.
A Map of Lamar 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
Lamar County, Alabama Courthouse Records
Lamar County, AL Courthouse
The Lamar County Courthouse is located in Vernon, Alabama. The County Seat in 1866 Swayne courthouse was designated as the county seat. In 1868 the name was changed to Vernon, after Edmund Vernon, an immigrant from Vernon, England.
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 Lamar 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.
- Lamar County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1867 and has Divorce Records prior to 1950.
- Lamar County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1867, Probate Records from 1867 and Land Records from 1867.
- Lamar County Revenue Commissioner's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- Lamar County Health Department has Birth Records from N/A, Death records from N/A.
Lamar 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: 1867
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- 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
Lamar 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.
Lamar County, Alabama Resources
- State of Alabama Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Alabama
- Lamar County Genealogical and Historical Society
- Lamar County, Alabama Message Boards
Lamar County, Alabama External Links
- Alabama Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Lamar County, Alabama Books - Amazon
- Lamar Co., Alabama - FindaGrave
- Alabama Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Lamar Co. ALGenweb
- Alabama Newspaper Archives (1813 - 2003)
- Lamar County, Alabama Links - Cyndi's List
- Lamar County, Alabama Ancestry Database Collections
- Lamar County, Alabama Military Records