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Covington County Genealogy

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Covington County Alabama History and Profile:

Covington County, Alabama, is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Brigadier General Leonard Covington of Maryland. As of 2000 the population was 37,631. Its county seat is Andalusia.

* Covington County was established on December 17, 1821.
* The county was declared a disaster area in September 1979 due to damage from Hurricane Frederic and again in October 1995 due to Hurricane Opal.

Source: Wikipedia.


The Opp News
200 West Covington Ave.
Opp, AL 36467
(334) 493-3595

Andalusia Star-News
207 Dunson Street
Andalusia, AL 36420
(334) 222-2402

Cities and Towns of Covington County, Alabama:

* Andalusia
* Babbie
* Carolina
* Florala
* Gantt
* Heath
* Horn Hill
* Libertyville
* Lockhart
* Onycha
* Opp
* Red Level
* River Falls
* Sanford

Unincorporated communities

* Antioch
* Beck
* Beda
* Beulah
* Blairs
* Blue Springs
* Boston
* Boykin
* Brooks
* Brooks
* Cedar Grove
* Clear Springs
* Clearview
* Coldwater
* County Line
* Dunns
* Duvall
* Eoda
* Estothel
* Fairfield
* Flaco
* Five Points
* Friendship
* Green Bay
* Harmony
* Howells
* Huckaville
* Loango
* McRae
* Opine
* Rawls
* Red Oak
* Rome
* Rose Hill
* Stanley
* Stedman
* Straughn
* Valley of Shiloh
* Wiggins


Covington County Government

Covington County Government – Official Site
Covington County Courthouse
1E Court Square
Andalusia, AL 36420

Andalusia Public Library
212 South Three Notch Street
Andalusia Al. 36420

Opp Public Library
1604 North Main Street
Opp, AL 36467
(334) 493-6423

Cross Trails Regional Library
1604 N. Main St.
Opp, AL 36467

Florala Public Library
1214 Fourth Street
Florala, AL 36442

Covington County Historic Places

Andalusia Commercial Historic District\
Avant House
Bank of Andalusia
Central of Georgia Depot
Covington County Courthouse and Jail
First National Bank Building
J.W. Shreve Addition Historic District
Opp Commercial Historic District
William T. Shepard House

Covington County Genealogy Resources

Covington County ALGenWeb Site

Covington County Alabama USGenWeb Archives

Covington County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Opp Historical Society Inc.
208 Whaley Street
Opp, AL 36467
(334) 493-1125

Vital Records

Covington County Clerk
260 Hillcrest Drive
P.O. Box 188
Andalusia, AL 36420
Phone: (334) 428-2610

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.


1830 Federal Census Index

1830 Federal Census Transcription

1830 Federal Census Transcription – pg 232-239

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Transcription – pg 317-322
1840 Federal Census Transcription – pg 323-328

1850 Federal Census Transcription – Listed by last name
1850 Federal Census Transcription – including slave and agricultural schedules

Tax Records


USGS listing of Cemeteries in Covington County

Covington 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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