Madison County, Alabama Records
Madison County, Alabama (Map It) was created on December 13, 1808 from the Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession of 1806 (Additional land was added until the county achieved its current form in 1824). Madison county was named in honor of James Madison (1751–1836), 4th U.S. President.
Madison County is bordered by Lincoln County, Tennessee (north), Franklin County, Tennessee (northeast), Jackson County (east), Marshall County (southeast), Morgan County (southwest), Limestone County (west).
Madison County Cities and Towns include Gurley, Harvest, Hazel Green, Huntsville, Madison, Meridianville, Moores Mill, New Hope, New Market, Owens Cross Roads, Redstone Arsenal, Triana, Toney.
A Map of Madison 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
Madison County, Alabama Courthouse Records
Madison County, AL Courthouse
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 Madison 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.
- Madison County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1808 and has Divorce Records prior to 1950.
- Madison County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1809, Probate Records from 1818 and Land Records from 1810.
- Madison County Revenue Commissioner's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- Madison County Health Department has Birth Records from 1881 , Death records from 1881.
Madison County, Alabama Census Records
- Learn More: State of Alabama Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: 1820-1866, 1867
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Madison 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.
Madison County, Alabama Resources
- State of Alabama Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Alabama
- Madison Station Historical Preservation Society, 18 Arnett St., Madison, AL 35758 ; Phone: 256-461-8938 EMAIL
- Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society, PO Box 666, Huntsville, AL 35804 ; Publication:
- Madison African-American Alliance Group, Sharon Gilbreath, President, P.O. Box 445, Madison, AL 35758; Phone: 256-430-5790
- Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
- Tennesee Valley Genealogical Society
- Madison County, Alabama Message Boards
Madison County, Alabama External Links
- Alabama Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Madison County, Alabama Books - Amazon
- Madison County Records Center,
- Madison Co., Alabama - FindaGrave
- Alabama Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Madison Co. ALGenweb
- Alabama Newspaper Archives (1813 - 2003)
- Madison County, Alabama Links - Cyndi's List
- Madison County, Alabama Ancestry Database Collections
- Naturalization Records 1847- 1906
- Madison County, Alabama Military Records