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Perry County Genealogy

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Perry County Alabama History and Profile:

Perry County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. It was established in 1819, and is named in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry of Rhode Island and the United States Navy. As of 2000 the population was 11,861. Its county seat is Marion.

The Perry County town of Marion was the site of a 1965 killing of a black man by a white state trooper that sparked the Selma to Montgomery marches. In 2008, the county voted to establish a Barack Obama Day, a legal holiday, every second Monday of November.

Perry County is home to Perry Lakes Park, part of the Talladega National Forest, and the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame located at Judson College.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Perry County, Alabama:

* Adler
* Augustin
* Cleveland Mills
* Coleman
* Cunningham
* Ellards
* Folsom
* Hamburg
* Heiberger
* Hillcrest
* Jericho
* Levert
* Marion
* Morgan Springs
* Nave
* Norman
* Oakmulgee
* Osborn
* Panhandle
* Perryville
* Radford
* Sprott
* Suttle
* Tayloe
* Uniontown
* Vaiden
* Vilula
* Zimmerman


Perry County Government

Perry County Government – Official Site

Uniontown Alabama – Official Site

Marion-Perry County Library
202 Washington Street
Marion, AL 36756

Uniontown Public Library
108 Water Street
Uniontown, AL 36786

Perry County Historic Places

Chapel and Lovelace Hall, Marion Military Institute
Fairhope Plantation
First Congregational Church of Marion
Green Street Historic District
Henry House
Judson College Historic District
Kenworthy Hall
Marion Courthouse Square Historic District
Marion Female Seminary
Phillips Memorial Auditorium
Pitts’ Folly
President’s House, Marion Institute
Siloam Baptist Church
Uniontown Historic District
West Marion Historic District

Perry County Genealogy Resources

Perry County ALGenWeb Site

Black Belt African American Genealogical & Historical Society
Covering the Counties of Alabama’s Black Belt Region–Bullock, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Wilcox

Perry County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Perry County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

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 however. 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

1840 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Transcription

1860 Federal Census Transcription – Free Persons

1860 Federal Census Transcription – Slaves

1860 Federal Census Transcription – School Teachers

Tax Records


USGS listing of Cemeteries in Perry County

Perry 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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