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U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Alabama: Judicial District Organization, 1824-present

 
Middle District of Alabama
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Southern District of Alabama
March 10, 1824
4 Stat. 9
Not yet established. Counties of Blount, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, St. Clair, and Walker. Counties of Autauga, Baldwin, Bibb, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Covington, Dallas, Greene, Henry, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, Washington, and Wilcox.
February 6, 1839
5 Stat. 315
Counties of Autauga, Bibb, Chambers, Coosa, Greene, Jefferson, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, Sumter, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, and Walker. Counties of Benton, Blount, Cherokee, De Kalb, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Randolph, St. Clair, and Talladega. Counties of Baldwin, Barbour, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Covington, Dale, Dallas, Henry, Lowndes, Macon, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Russell, Washington, and Wilcox.
August 7, 1848
9 Stat. 274 1
Counties of Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Chambers, Coffee, Coosa, Covington, Dale, Dallas, Henry, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, and Tuscaloosa. Counties of Benton, Blount, Cherokee, De Kalb, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, St. Clair, and Walker. Counties of Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Greene, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Pickens, Sumter, Washington, and Wilcox.
May 4, 1852
10 Stat. 5
Counties of Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Butler, Chambers, Coffee, Coosa, Covington, Dale, Dallas, Henry, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, and Tuscaloosa. The statute made no changes to the district. The statute made no changes to the district.
March 3, 1911
36 Stat. 1105
Counties of Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Chilton, Coffee, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Ellmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, Russell, and Tallapoosa. Counties of Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Cullman, De Kalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Pickens, St. Clair, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston. Counties of Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Escambia, Hale, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Perry, Washington, and Wilcox.
1. The statute made no reference to Butler County, which lay between the Middle and Southern Districts. The county was assigned to the Middle District in 1852.
*Historical county information obtained from William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, at The Newberry Library.

 

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