Chambers County, Alabama

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Revision as of 21:43, 14 August 2012

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Chambers County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Chambers 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 Lafayette
Courthouse


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Contents

County Courthouse

Chambers County Courthouse
2 LaFayette Street,
LaFayette, AL 36862,
Phone: (334) 864-4348

Probate office has marriage records from 1833
probate and land records from 1843
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records[1]


Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Chambers County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 624.

Cemeteries

All of these cemeteries are owned by the City of Valley.

Census

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

Chambers County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820
1830
1840 17,333
1850 23,960 38.2%
1860 23,214 −3.1%
1870 17,562 −24.3%
1880 23,440 33.5%
1890 26,319 12.3%
1900 32,554 23.7%
1910 36,056 10.8%
1920 41,201 14.3%
1930 39,313 −4.6%
1940 42,146 7.2%
1950 39,528 −6.2%
1960 37,828 −4.3%
1970 36,356 −3.9%
1980 39,191 7.8%
1990 36,876 −5.9%
2000 36,583 −0.8%
2010 34,215 −6.5%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

The Valley Times News is located at 220 N 12th St. Lanett, Alabama. Phone # is 334-644-1101

The LaFayette Sun is located 116 LaFayette St., LaFayette, Alabama. Phone # is 334=864-8885

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death


Voting Registers

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

Societies and Libraries

The Cobb Memorial Archives is located at 3419 20th Ave. Valley, Alabama. Phone # is 334-768-2052.

The Chambers county Library is located at 3419 20th Ave. Valley, Alabama. Phone # is 334-768-2052

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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