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Calhoun County, Alabama
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Location in the state of Alabama
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Facts
Founded December 18, 1832
County Seat Anniston
Courthouse


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County Courthouse

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.

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Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Resources

African American

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

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

Church

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

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

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Alabama Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Jacsonville Republican: 1837-1895

Probate

Taxation

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.

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

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.
  • 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).

 

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