Lawrence County, Alabama


Where History Goes on Record

Preserving the Past for the Future

Welcome to the Lawrence County Archives, located in downtown Moulton, Alabama. The prime focus of the Archives is the acquisition, restoration, preservation, duplication and storage of records generated by Lawrence County public offices prior to 1920. This includes:

• The Chancery / Circuit Court
• Orphans / Probate Court
• County Court
• Commission Court and,
• all other County offices (i.e. Tax Assessor, Tax Collector, Sheriff, Board of Education and Voter Registration)

In addition, to assist the public in historical and genealogical research, family Bible records (copies only) and family histories are afforded the same treatment (except for duplication) as the Government records.

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What's Online

The Lawrence County Archives web site is designed to provide you information on how to access valuable local records that may assist you with checking a veteran's military service, your family's history, a historical topic of interest to you and more.

For those new to genealogical research, we have provided a Tips for Researching section or, to further assist you, local researchers who are available for hire. For a detailed list of available documents and facilities, go to our Files Available list or if you require duplicates of documents, visit the Order Copies area.

Other helpful sections are how you may support the archive, how to become a member of The Lawrence County Historical Commission and a map to the archives.


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Blog Posts

The historic courthouse

Our 1936 historic courthouse is getting its long awaited makeover. I'm so excited to see this happening! The building has been empty since 2012, and I was afraid it would be torn down, but our county commissioners voted to restore. She's a beautif...


Adding new things all the time!

Please be patient as we add new things to the website! I'm looking forward to my new ability to add information, post about events, show you pictures you might enjoy, and so much more. I hope if you have questions or suggestions, you'll call or ema...


New Website for Lawrence County Archives!

Hi everyone! A wonderful team of students at the University of Alabama Huntsville is currently working on new website features for the Archives. We are all very excited about the new features and abilities we'll be able to utilize. We beg your pat...