Sumter County, Alabama Records

Sumter County, Alabama (Map It) was created on December 18, 1832 from former Choctaw Indian territory by the Choctaw Cession of 1832.. Sumter county was named in honor of Thomas Sumter (1734–1832), U.S. Congressman from South Carolina.

Sumter County is bordered by Pickens County (north), Greene County (northeast), Marengo County (southeast), Choctaw County (south), Lauderdale County, Mississippi (southwest), Kemper County, Mississippi (west), Noxubee County, Mississippi (northwest).

Sumter County Cities and Towns include Cuba, Emelle, Epes, Gainesville, Geiger, Livingston, York, Panola, Payneville.

A Map of Sumter 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

Sumter County, Alabama Courthouse Records

Sumter County, Alabama Courthouse
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Sumter County, AL Courthouse

The Sumter County Courthouse is located in Livingston, Alabama which was established in 1833. Livingston was named the Sumter County seat in 1832, and the first county courthouse was completed in 1833. The current courthouse was built in 1903. There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1901.

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 Sumter 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.

Sumter County, Alabama Census Records

Sumter County, Alabama Vital Records

Sumter County, Alabama Resources

Sumter County, Alabama External Links

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