Mobile County, Alabama Online Historical Directories

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Links to directories at Ancestry are to the images themselves, which are browsable. Non-subscribers will not be able to view these. Non-subscribers can, however, use the search engine and see a listing of possible results (but no images or further details). To search by name, directory, year, or keyword, go to Ancestry's U.S. City Directories search engine. For more information on how to access subscription websites, read Number 5 on my FAQs page.

1850s - 1860s

Mobile City Directory, McGuire & Fay, 1837 - Free (Internet Archive)

Mobile City Directory, Farrow & Dennett, 1859 - 1866 - Free* (Duke University Libraries)
 - 1860 is missing
 - requires a NetID or library card



 - includes Whistler


1870s

Mobile City Directory, Farrow, 1870 - $ (Ancestry)










Mobile City Directory, Matzenger, 1885-6 - $ (Ancestry)

Mobile City Directory, Matzenger, 1887 - $ (Ancestry)

Mobile City Directory, Matzenger, 1888
- $ (Ancestry)

Mobile City Directory, Matzenger, 1889
- $ (Ancestry)


1890s

Mobile City Directory, Matzenger, 1890
- $ (Ancestry)

Mobile City Directory, Matzenger, 1891
- $ (Ancestry)

Mobile City Directory, Matzenger, 1892
- $ (Ancestry)

Mobile City Directory, Matzenger, 1893
- $ (Ancestry)

Mobile City Directory, Matzenger, 1894
- $ (Ancestry)

Mobile City Directory, Matzenger, 1895
- $ (Ancestry)

Mobile City Directory, Matzenger, 1896 - $ (Ancestry)

Mobile Business Directory, Matzenger, 1897 - $ (Ancestry)

Mobile City Directory, Matzenger, 1897 - $ (Ancestry)

Mobile City Directory, Matzenger, 1898 - $ (Ancestry)

Mobile City Directory, Matzenger, 1899 - $ (Ancestry)


1920s - 1930s

Mobile City Directory, Polk, 1920 - Free (BYU Digital Books)

Mobile City Directory, Polk, 1924 - Free (BYU Digital Books)

Mobile City Directory, Polk, 1936 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Allensville, Chickasaw, Crichton, North Mobile, Plateau, Prichard, Spring Hill, Tacon, Taylor, Toulminville, and Whistler

Mobile City Directory, Polk, 1937 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Allensville, Chickasaw, Crichton, North Mobile, Plateau, Prichard, Spring Hill, Tacon, Taylor, Toulminville, and Whistler

Mobile City Directory, Polk, 1938 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Allensville, Chickasaw, Crichton, Magazine Point, North Mobile, Plateau, Prichard, Spring Hill, Tacon, Taylor, Toulminville, and Whistler

Mobile City Directory, Polk, 1939
- $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Allensville, Chickasaw, Crichton, Magazine Point, North Mobile, Plateau, Prichard, Spring Hill, Tacon, Taylor, Toulminville, and Whistler


1940s - 1950s

Mobile City Directory, Polk, 1940 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Allensville, Chickasaw, Crichton, Magazine Point, North Mobile, Plateau, Prichard, Spring Hill, Tacon, Taylor, Toulminville, and Whistler

Mobile City Directory, Polk, 1941 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Allensville, Chickasaw, Crichton, Magazine Point, North Mobile, Plateau, Prichard, Spring Hill, Tacon, Taylor, Toulminville, and Whistler

Mobile City Directory, Polk, 1942
- $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Allensville, Chickasaw, Crichton, Magazine Point, North Mobile, Plateau, Prichard, Spring Hill, Tacon, Taylor, Toulminville, and Whistler

Mobile City Directory, Polk, 1944-5 - $ (Ancestry)

Mobile City Directory, Polk, 1946 - $ (Ancestry)

Mobile City Directory, Polk, 1947-8 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Alabama Village, Blakeley Island, Chickasaw, County Club, Country Club Village, Gulf Village, Gulf Homes, Magazine Point, Spring Hill, and Whistler

Mobile City Directory, Polk, 1949-50 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Alabama Village, Blakeley Island, Chickasaw, County Club, Country Club Village, Gulf Village, Gulf Homes, Magazine Point, Spring Hill, and Whistler

Prichard City Directory, 1956 - $ (Ancestry)

Prichard City Directory, 1957 - $ (Ancestry)

Prichard City Directory, 1958 - $ (Ancestry)

Prichard City Directory, 1959 - $ (Ancestry)


1960s - 1970s

Prichard City Directory, 1960 - $ (Ancestry)

Bayou La Batre, Dauphin Island, and Grand Bay Classified Telephone Directory, Bayou Telephone Company, 1961-73 - Free (Internet Archive)
 - Yellow Pages
 - volume covering 1963 is missing

Bayou La Batre, Dauphin Island, and Grand Bay Telephone Directory, Bayou Telephone Company, 1961-73 - Free (Internet Archive)
 - White Pages (telephone listings) for 1961-73 for Bayou La Batre, Dauphin Island, and Grand Bay
 - Yellow Pages for 1970 for Bayou La Batre, Dauphin Island, Grand Bay, Irvington, and St. Bayou
 - volume covering 1963 appears to be missing
 - 1964-8 volumes include White Pages for Irvington and St. Elmo
 - 1969-73 volumes include Fowl River and Irvington
 - 1973 volume includes St. Elmo





Are the directories you're looking for not available online?
Check out WorldCat to find printed or microfilmed directories for ChickasawMobile, Prichard, Saraland, Satsuma, SemmesTheodore, and Mobile County.
They may be available through inter-library loan, or the library that holds them may be able to do lookups and send you copies of pertinent pages.

The Library of Congress holds a number of Alabama business, cityreverse (crisscross and street address), telephone, and other directories.
Learn how to access these materials in person in Washington, D.C. through this link, or via a researcher here.





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