Shelby County, Alabama Records

Shelby County, Alabama (Map It) was created on February 7, 1818 from former Creek Indian territory ceded in the Treaty of Fort Jackson on August 9, 1814 and from Montgomery County. Shelby county was named in honor of Isaac Shelby (1750–1826), first Governor of Kentucky.

Shelby County is bordered by St. Clair County (northeast), Talladega County (east), Coosa County (southeast), Chilton County (south), Bibb County (southwest), Jefferson County (northwest).

Shelby County Cities and Towns include Alabaster, Birmingham, Calera, Chelsea, Childersburg, Columbiana, Harpersville, Helena, Hoover, Indian Springs Village, Inverness, Lake Purdy, Leeds, Meadowbrook, Montevallo, Pelham, Saginaw, Shelby, Sterrett, Vandiver, Vincent, Westover, Wilsonville, Wilton.

A Map of Shelby 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

Shelby County, Alabama Courthouse Records

Shelby County, Alabama Courthouse
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Shelby County, AL Courthouse
Old Shelby County, Alabama Courthouse
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Old Shelby County Courthouse

The Shelby County Courthouse is located in Columbiana, Alabama. Shelbyville was the first county seat. In 1826 the town of Columbia changed its name to Columbiana and became the permanent county seat.

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 Shelby 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.

Shelby County, Alabama Census Records

Shelby County, Alabama Vital Records

Shelby County, Alabama Resources

Shelby County, Alabama External Links

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