Macon County, Alabama Genealogy

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Guide to Macon County, Alabama ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Tuskegee
Organized: December 18, 1832
Parent County(s): Creek Cession[1]
Neighboring Counties
Bullock  • Elmore  • Lee  • Montgomery  • Russell  • Tallapoosa
See County Maps
Courthouse
Macon County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Macon County Alabama.png
Adoption
Nathaniel Macon

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named is in honor of Nathaniel Macon, a member of the United States Senate from North Carolina.[2]The county is located in the east-central area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Macon County Courthouse
101 E. Rosa Parks Ave. Ste. 300
PO Box 830723
Tuskegee, AL 36803
Phone: 334-724-2614
Macon County Website

Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1835.
Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1868.[4]

Macon County, Alabama Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[5]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate Census
1928 1835 1928 1868 1835 1835 1816
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1908. General compliance for births by 1927 and for deaths 1925.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1832 Macon County was created 18 December 1832 from the Creek Cession of 1832.
  • County seat: Tuskegee[6]

For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps" (1799-1980) may be viewed at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in Macon County:[7]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator.

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
  • Boromville
  • Broach Mill
  • Calebee
  • Chehaw
  • Chesson
  • Cotton Valley
  • Creek Stand
  • Cross Keys


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Macon, Alabama online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Alabama Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Macon county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 11,247
1850 26,898 139.2%
1860 26,802 −0.4%
1870 17,727 −33.9%
1880 17,371 −2.0%
1890 18,439 6.1%
1900 23,126 25.4%
1910 26,049 12.6%
1920 23,561 −9.6%
1930 27,103 15.0%
1940 27,654 2.0%
1950 30,561 10.5%
1960 26,717 −12.6%
1970 24,841 −7.0%
1980 26,829 8.0%
1990 24,928 −7.1%
2000 24,105 −3.3%
2010 21,452 −11.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Alabama Land and Property for additional information about early Alabama land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Macon County. The histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Alabama Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Regiments. Men in Macon County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (part of a large regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Macon County:

- 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Company B and D
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Southern Rifles
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Tuskegee Light Infantry"
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company L "Dixie Eagles"
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B [subsequently, Company L]
- 12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F "Macon Confederates"
- 12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Tom Watt's Rebels"
- 15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D
- 45th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B, D, E, G and H
- 46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and F
- 61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, B, C, E, H and I

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Alabama tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Alabama Taxation.

  • 1865-1866 U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry $

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Alabama State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online $.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Alabama.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Macon County Archives
210 North Elm St.
Tuskegee, AL 36083
334-724-2619

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Macon County-Tuskegee Public Library
302 South Main Street
Tuskegee, Alabama 36083
Phone: 334-727-5192
website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Macon County Genealogical Society
c/o Tuskegee Public Library
302 S. Main St.
Tuskegee, AL
36083

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, "Macon County, Alabama Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/ala/macon/ 6/08/2017.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Macon, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macon_County,_Alabama 6/08/2017.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Macon County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macon_County,_Alabama, accessed 19 October 2018.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/c/cf/Igialabamals.pdf.