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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Calhoun_County,_Alabama|Calhoun County]]''
  
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*[http://ohsweb.Alabamahistory.org/death// Alabama][https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 &nbsp;Births and Christenings 1881-1930]
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*{{RecordSearch|1932106|Alabama, County Births, 1856-1909}} [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674672 Marriages 1816-1957]
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*{{RecordSearch|1614804|Alabama, County Marriages, 1789-1994}} [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674670 Death and Burials 1881-1952]
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*{{RecordSearch|1307272|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1953}}&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1307888 Deaths &nbsp;1908-1974]<br>
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*{{RecordSearch|1680845|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}}&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
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{{ALinfobox|Calhoun|1832|December 18|Anniston}}  
 
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Alabama|Alabama]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Calhoun_County,_Alabama|Calhoun County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.calhouncounty.org/ CALHOUN COUNTY]<br>1702 Noble Street<br>Anniston, AL 36201, <br>Phone: (256) 231-1750  
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[[Image:Calhoun County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Calhoun County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.calhouncounty.org/ Calhoun County Courthouse]<br>1702 Noble Street<br>Anniston, AL 36201, <br>Phone: (256) 231-1750  
  
Probate Judge has marriage records 1834-1979<br>Registrar in Chancery has divorce records<br>Clerk Circu<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1336748921581_23" />it Court has Court Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County p. 35. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Probate Judge has marriage records 1834-1979<br>Registrar in Chancery has divorce records<br>Clerk Circu<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1336748921581_23" />it Court has Court Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County p. 35. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*[[Talladega County, Alabama|Talladega]]
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*[[Alabama Minorities|Alabama Minorities]] has information specific to&nbsp;Alabama African Americans.<br>
 
*[[Alabama Minorities|Alabama Minorities]] has information specific to&nbsp;Alabama African Americans.<br>
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==== Biography  ====
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:*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. {{PAGENAME}} (Town of Oxford) begins on page 112.
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/calhoun/bios.htm Calhoun County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Calhoun County, Alabama tombstone transcriptions at [http://www.interment.net/us/al/calhoun.htm Interment.net]
 
*Calhoun County, Alabama tombstone transcriptions at [http://www.interment.net/us/al/calhoun.htm Interment.net]
  
==== Church  ====
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Additional Calhoun County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}}, {{FSbook|185666|disp=Vol. 3}}, and {{FSbook|185672|disp=Vol. 6}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
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==== Directories  ====
 
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[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/al/calhoun Calhoun County, Alabama Online Historical Directories] - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.<br>  
 
[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/al/calhoun Calhoun County, Alabama Online Historical Directories] - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.<br>  
  
==== Land  ====
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*'''1931''' - ''Polk's Anniston City Directory, 1931'' at {{FSbook|73109}} - free.
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==== Land and Property ====
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
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*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Calhoun County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1548050|item|disp=FHL Book 976.163 E7bg}}.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.'' Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at {{FSbook|185722}}. {{PAGENAME}} begins on page 111.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
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==== &nbsp;Military&nbsp; ====
  
==== Newspapers<br> ====
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===== Civil War =====
  
[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/al Alabama Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.<br>
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Calhoun County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Calhoun&nbsp;County.  
  
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=eksel7bab&et=1108956811027&s=32403&e=001333-uiEAcTedtnV1G2g49BUNmBv_JvOwDnKUQOth-MDgAN3PUg0NF-1gSwS19s08nCET-h1EtNanzDTbLFb2bPYOApOKHfks0pBOnJfDEUbwfDVNye7_6yRdWadfXsJcQowdSue5b04= Jacsonville Republican]: 1837-1895
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:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company E
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:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company H "Sandy Williams' Guards"
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company A
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A and I
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company G, Floyd Bush Rangers
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:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B
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:- [[10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D "Alexandria Rifle Company"
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:- [[10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G "Pope Walker Guards"
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:- [[10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H "Choccolocco Rifles"
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E
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:- [[25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I
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:- [[30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and E
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:- [[31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D
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:- [[44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K
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:- [[48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I and K
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:- [[50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A, formerly Company A, 2nd Battalion
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:- [[51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers|51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers]], Company A and D
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:- [[58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/al Alabama Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
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*'''1837-1895''' - [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=eksel7bab&et=1108956811027&s=32403&e=001333-uiEAcTedtnV1G2g49BUNmBv_JvOwDnKUQOth-MDgAN3PUg0NF-1gSwS19s08nCET-h1EtNanzDTbLFb2bPYOApOKHfks0pBOnJfDEUbwfDVNye7_6yRdWadfXsJcQowdSue5b04= ''Jacksonville Republican'']
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*'''1929-1976''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51065 ''Anniston Star''] at Ancestry ($).
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==== Probate Records ====
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:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Calhoun County is in District 3.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
A free collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Calhoun County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs.
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===== Birth  =====
  
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/al/calhoun/webbbs_config.pl Calhoun County, Alabama Obituary and Death Notices Collection]
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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===== Marriage  =====
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1815, 1833-1868, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
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A free collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Calhoun County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs:
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:*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/al/calhoun/webbbs_config.pl Calhoun County, Alabama Obituary and Death Notices Collection]
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==== Voting Registers  ====
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Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. &nbsp;Calhoun County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/calhouncounty.pdf book].
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.anniston.lib.al.us/ '''Public Library of Anniston - Calhoun County''']<br>108 E. 10th St.<br>Anniston, Alabama 36201<br>Telephone: 256-237-8501<br>
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:Their Alabama Room collections include local history and genealogical records of Calhoun County.
  
 
=== Family History Center<br>  ===
 
=== Family History Center<br>  ===
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
*[[Anniston Alabama Family History Center|Anniston Alabama Family History Center]]  
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**[[Anniston Alabama Family History Center|Anniston Alabama Family History Center]]  
**Anniston, Alabama<br><br>
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**'''Anniston, Alabama'''
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::1217 W Lenlock Ln<br>Anniston, Calhoun, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 256-820-5828<br>'''Hours''': 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sat 9am-12pm;<br>Wed 6pm-9pm;<br>or call for appointment.<br><br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alcalhou/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/calhoun.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alcalhou/ Calhoun County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Calhoun/ Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Calhoun/ Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  

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Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1919
1834
1919
1865
1832
1828
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
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Calhoun County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Calhoun County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 18, 1832
County Seat Anniston
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Calhoun County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Calhoun County Courthouse
1702 Noble Street
Anniston, AL 36201,
Phone: (256) 231-1750

Probate Judge has marriage records 1834-1979
Registrar in Chancery has divorce records
Clerk Circuit Court has Court Records[1]

History

Parent County

1832--Calhoun County was created 18 December 1832 from the Creek Cession of 1832.
County seat: Anniston [2]

Calhoun County Alabama was created on 18 December 1832 and was originally named Benton County. There is no parent county because Calhoun (then Benton) County was created from the 1832 Creek Cession. On 29 Jan 1858 the name was changed to Calhoun County.

Record Loss

1861 and 1895 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Calhoun County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 584.

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Calhoun County, Alabama (Town of Oxford) begins on page 112.

Cemeteries

There are approximately 150 - 200 cemeteries in Calhoun County. They range in size from single gravesites to over 3,000 burials. Research is currently ongoing to locate and pin-point cemetery locations with GPS. As of this time 130 have been located with GPS. Other cemeteries are known but are on private property. Over 90 cemeteries have yet to be located or eliminated as duplicates with different names in different listings.

Located Cemeteries--

  • Calhoun County, Alabama cemeteries and memorial pages at FindAGrave
  • Calhoun County, Alabama tombstone transcriptions at Interment.net

Additional Calhoun County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1, Vol. 3, and Vol. 6 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Church Records

Census

For tips on accessing Calhoun County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1840 14,260
1850 17,163 20.4%
1860 21,539 25.5%
1870 13,980 −35.1%
1880 19,591 40.1%
1890 33,835 72.7%
1900 34,874 3.1%
1910 39,115 12.2%
1920 47,822 22.3%
1930 55,611 16.3%
1940 63,319 13.9%
1950 79,539 25.6%
1960 95,878 20.5%
1970 103,092 7.5%
1980 119,761 16.2%
1990 116,034 −3.1%
2000 112,249 −3.3%
2010 118,572 5.6%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960 Benton County until 1858

Court Records

Directories

Calhoun County, Alabama Online Historical Directories - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Calhoun County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Calhoun County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.163 E7bg.

Local Histories

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Calhoun County, Alabama begins on page 111.

Maps

 Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Calhoun County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Calhoun County.

- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company E
- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company H "Sandy Williams' Guards"
- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company A
- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A and I
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company G, Floyd Bush Rangers
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D "Alexandria Rifle Company"
- 10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G "Pope Walker Guards"
- 10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H "Choccolocco Rifles"
- 22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I
- 30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and E
- 31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D
- 44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I and K
- 50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, formerly Company A, 2nd Battalion
- 51st Regiment, Alabama Partisan Rangers, Company A and D
- 58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F



Newspapers

Probate Records

  • 1830-1976 - Calhoun County, Alabama Probate Records, 1830-1976 at FamilySearch - free.

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Calhoun County is in District 3.


Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1815, 1833-1868, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 at Ancestry– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.
Vital Record Substitutes

A free collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Calhoun County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs:

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Calhoun County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Libraries

Public Library of Anniston - Calhoun County
108 E. 10th St.
Anniston, Alabama 36201
Telephone: 256-237-8501

Their Alabama Room collections include local history and genealogical records of Calhoun County.

Family History Center

1217 W Lenlock Ln
Anniston, Calhoun, Alabama, United States
Phone: 256-820-5828
Hours: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sat 9am-12pm;
Wed 6pm-9pm;
or call for appointment.

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • USGenWeb Archives Project ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
  • Calhoun County ALGenWeb ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog
  • Calhoun County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
  • Jackson State Univerisity Yearbook Digital Project: The Library is currently digitizing the entire run of the Jacksonville State University yearbooks. The yearbooks began publication in 1926 under the name Teacola (some volumes spelled "Teacoala"), which they held until 1933, when the title changed to the Mimosa. The Mimosa was not published immediately preceding and during World War II, so there are no volumes for the years 1934-1947. Print copies of the yearbooks can be found in the Library's reference collection on the 5th floor, and also in closed stacks in the 10th floor Alabama Gallery.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County p. 35. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).