Monroe County, Alabama Records

Monroe County, Alabama (Map It) was created on June 29, 1815 from all the Creek Indian lands ceded by the Treaty of Fort Jackson in 1814. It was reduced in size by the creation of the Alabama counties of Montgomery County, Conecuh County and Wilcox County. Monroe county was named in honor of James Monroe (1758–1831), 5th U.S. President.

Monroe County is bordered by Wilcox County (north), Butler County (east-northeast), Conecuh County (east), Escambia County (southeast), Baldwin County (southwest), Clarke County (west)

Monroe County Cities and Towns include Monroeville, Beatrice, Excel, Frisco City, Vredenburgh.

A Map of Monroe 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

Monroe County, Alabama Courthouse Records

Monroe County, Alabama Courthouse
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Monroe County, AL Courthouse
Old Monroe County, Alabama Courthouse
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Old Monroe County Courthouse

The Monroe County Courthouse is located in Monroeville, Alabama. The first courthouse in Monroe County was built in 1824 at Fort Claiborne. It is the oldest public building in the county. It served as the Monroe County Court House from 1824-32, when the county seat was moved to Monroeville. The structure was moved to Perdue Hill in 1884. The county seat of Monroe County moved to Monroeville in 1832, and a year later the courthouse was destroyed by fire. A brick courthouse replaced it in, later to be converted to the first bank in the county, and in 1903 the Old Courthouse (as it is known today) was built. The Hollywood set of the 1962 film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird was modeled after the courtroom in the Old Courthouse. The current Monroe County courthouse, known as the New Courthouse, was built in 1963. The Old Courthouse, which housed the county court for 60 years, was made part of the Monroe County Heritage Museum. The County Seat was established at Fort Clairborne; it was moved to Monroeville in 1832. Courthouse destroyed by fire in 1832, nearly all probate records destroyed.

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 Monroe 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.

Monroe County, Alabama Census Records

Monroe County, Alabama Vital Records

Monroe County, Alabama Resources

Monroe County, Alabama External Links

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