Morgan County, Alabama Records
Morgan County, Alabama (Map It) was created on February 6, 1818 from land acquired from the Cherokee Indians by the Treaty of Turkeytown of 1818. Morgan county was named originally named Cotaco for a creek that flows through it. On June 14, 1821, the name was changed to Morgan in honor of Gen. Daniel Morgan (1736–1802) of Virginia, a hero of the American Revolution.
Morgan County Cities and Towns include Decatur, Danville, Eva, Falkville, Hartselle, Lacey's Spring, Morgan City, Priceville, Somerville, Trinity.
A Map of Morgan 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
Morgan County, Alabama Courthouse Records
Morgan County, AL Courthouse
The Morgan County Courthouse is located in Decatur, Alabama. The County Seat was at Somerville from 1818 until 1891. Then it was transferred to Decatur, named after Stephen E. Decatur, hero of the 1804 Battle of Tripoli. There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1926 and 1938.
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 Morgan 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.
- Morgan County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1817 and has Divorce Records prior to 1950.
- Morgan County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1818, Probate Records from 1818 and Land Records from 1818.
- Morgan County Revenue Commissioner's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- Morgan County Health Department has Birth Records from 1893, Death records from 1893.
Morgan 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
- 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
Morgan 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.
Morgan County, Alabama Resources
- State of Alabama Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Alabama
- Morgan County Genealogical Society
- Morgan County Archives
- Morgan County Historical Society, 624 Bank Street, Decatur, AL 35601
- Hartselle Historical Society, P.O. Box 852, Hartselle, AL 35640
- Morgan County, Alabama Message Boards
Morgan County, Alabama External Links
- Alabama Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Morgan County, Alabama Books - Amazon
- Morgan Co., Alabama - FindaGrave
- Alabama Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Morgan Co. ALGenweb
- Alabama Newspaper Archives (1813 - 2003)
- Morgan County, Alabama Links - Cyndi's List
- Morgan County, Alabama Ancestry Database Collections
- Morgan County, Alabama Military Records