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Barbour County Genealogy

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Barbour County Alabama History and Profile:

Barbour County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of James Barbour, who served as Governor of Virginia. As of 2000 the population was 29,038. The 2006 population estimate was 28,171. Its county seat is Clayton.

Barbour County was established on December 18, 1832, from former Creek Indian territory and a portion of Pike County. Its boundaries were altered in 1866 and 1868. The Election Riot of 1874 occurred near Comer.

In 1833, Louisville was chosen as the first county seat for Barbour County. The county seat was moved in 1834 after an eleven-member committee selected Clayton to be the seat of government because of its central geographic location. By the 1870s, Eufaula had surpassed Clayton in size, sparking debate concerning whether the county seat should be moved to the county’s commercial center or remain at its geographic center. A compromise was reached on February 12, 1879, with the approval of Act No. 106, establishing courts in both Eufaula and Clayton. Today, two courthouses remain operational in Barbour County.

Part of the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge National Protected Area is in Barbour County. Lakepoint Resort State Park is also in Barbour County.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Barbour County, Alabama:

* Bakerhill
* Batesville
* Blue Springs
* Clayton
* Clio
* Comer
* Eufaula
* Elamville
* Louisville
* Mount Andrews
* Springhill



Historic Places

Bray-Barron House
Cato House
Henry D. Clayton House
Drewry-Mitchell-Moorer House
Fendall Hall
Grace Episcopal Church
Kendall Manor
Kiels-McNab House
Lore Historic District
McNab Bank Building
Miller-Martin Town House
Petty-Roberts-Beatty House
Sheppard Cottage
Shorter Mansion
Gov. Chauncy Sparks House
Spring Hill Methodist Church
The Tavern
Woodlane Plantation

Genealogy Resources

Barbour County ALGenWeb

Barbour County ALGenWeb Archives

Genealogy Trails Barbour County site

Vital Records

If you are outside the state of Alabama and are looking to request copies of vital records you must contact the statewide office of vital records:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
(334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 262-9563

You can also call (334) 206-5418

There were no birth certificates prior to 1908, some counties may have recorded births in a ledger howeer. One way to search this centrally is by contacting:

Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4363

Birth and Death Records have been recorded in Alabama since 1908, Marriage Records since August 1936 and Divorces since 1950.


1850 Federal Census Index and partial transcription – transcription of Hulin surname

1860 Federal Census partial Transcription Hulin surname

Tax Records


USGS listing of Cemeteries in Barbour County

Barbour County Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemetery Transcriptions (Although both are usgenweb this seems a slightly different listing.)

Query Forums

Genealogy Forums can be a great way to find other people that are researching the same ancestors as you are. Even if they may be not be researching the same direct line but related lines you may find information that is useful in your own research. Make sure to verify any other research that you add to your own research and try to document it well. If asking questions in genealogy forums it is good to provide as much information as possible and in the subject of the posting try to give name and a date or range of dates to help make your query more likely to be found. Posts with titles like “looking for family” or “help!” are too generic and something along the lines of “John Smith b. abt 1828 md. Hannah Jones” would be more helpful to get your post read by those that are interested in the John Smith/Hannah Jones family.

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Eufaula man accused of fatally shooting Army National Guard soldier –

Eufaula man accused of fatally shooting Army National Guard soldier
… fight ensued," Barbour County Sheriff's Investigator Jay Brice told the newspaper. Moore is facing a domestic violence charge in Russell County for alleged abuse against Gachett's sister. Gachett recently returned to Alabama from having served in
Investigators: Eufaula man confesses to AL soldier's murderWSFA
Eufaula man charged in fatal Barbour County shootingDothan Eagle

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Investigators: Eufaula man confesses to soldier’s murder – WSFA

Investigators: Eufaula man confesses to soldier's murder
… investigators went to look for Kelvin Moore at his home on Rocky Mount Church Road in Eufaula but he wasn't there. They seized his car which was hidden behind a trailer nearby and a short time later, Moore turned himself in at the Barbour County

Search ongoing for missing plane – Dothan Eagle

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Search ongoing for missing plane
Dothan Eagle
Maddox said they're primarily searching a 64-mile area, which he said included Henry County, the edge of Barbour County to include Lake Eufaula and some of Georgia. Boats with Sea Tow, an area towing company, also searched Lake Eufaula with sonar …
Small plane bound for Eufaula missingWRBL

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Author chronicles the old wooden church – Dothan Eagle

Dothan Eagle
Author chronicles the old wooden church
Dothan Eagle
Dickson presented photographs of about 20 of her favorite southeast Alabama wooden churches. Included in the presentation were Clayton Presbyterian Church in Barbour County, Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Enterprise, Burnt Corn Baptist …

Dale County-Barbour County Game Moving To Midland City – WTVY, Dothan

Dale County-Barbour County Game Moving To Midland City
WTVY, Dothan
MIDLAND CITY, AL — The Dale County Football Team has picked up an unexpected extra home game this season. The Warriors game on Friday night with Barbour County has been moved to Midland City. The game between the Warriors and Jaguars was …

Book spotlights Barbour County churches – Dothan Eagle

Book spotlights Barbour County churches
Dothan Eagle
The book includes wooden churches from Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. “(Dickson's) assemblage of … photographs spans over 100 years, multiple religious denominations and a variety of architectural styles shaped by the vision of master craftsmen or …

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