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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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| founded date = December 7
*{{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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| building address = Etowah County Courthouse]<br>800 Forrest Avenue<br>Gadsden, AL 35901<br>Phone: (256) 549-5429 [http://www.alabama.gov/ '''Etowah County Website'''] }}  
*{{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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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
ETOWAH COUNTY, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL 35901, (256) 549-5429  
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[[Image:Etowah County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesMetropolitan&countyID=etowah Etowah County Courthouse]<br>800 Forrest Avenue<br>Gadsden, AL 35901<br>Phone: (256) 549-5429  
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Probate Judge has marriage divorce, probate and land records from 1867<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County p. 37. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*[[Marshall County, Alabama|Marshall]]  
 
*[[Marshall County, Alabama|Marshall]]  
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*[[St. Clair County, Alabama|Saint Clair]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biographies  ====
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{{ALbio|1010}}
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/etowah/bios.htm Etowah County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,140776,n,whitesboro%20cemetery.cfm Whitesboro Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,140776,n,whitesboro%20cemetery.cfm Whitesboro Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1730397,n,youngs%20chapel%20cemetery.cfm Youngs Chapel Cemetery]
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1730397,n,youngs%20chapel%20cemetery.cfm Youngs Chapel Cemetery]
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In the early 1960s, volunteers from the Gadsden Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints transcribed gravestones from all 94-known Etowah County cemeteries (approximately 20,000 names). A surname index covering both volumes appears in {{FSbook|185731|disp=Volume 1.}}
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*''Cemetery Survey: Etowah County - Alabama.'' Vol. 1. 1963. Digital version at {{FSbook|185731}} - free. Includes Altoona-Walnut Grove Cemetery, Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Armstrong Cemetery, Aurora Cemetery, Bethany Cemetery, Bethlehem Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery, Bethlehem United Baptist Church Cemetery, Brasher Cemetery, Bristow Cemetery, Butler Baptist Church Cemetery, Caddel Cemetery, Carnes Chapel Cemetery, Cave Springs Cemetery, Chapman's Chapel Cemetery, Clayton Cemetery, Conn Cemetery, Cox Cemetery, Darrow-Coats Cemetery, Dooley Cemetery, Duck Springs Cemetery, Gallant Cemetery, Greenwood Baptist Church Cemetery, Happy Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Hibbs Cemetery, Hokes Bluff Cemetery, Holden Cemetery, Howelton Cemetery, Jordan Cemetery, Keeling Cemetery, Kyuka Cemetery (formerly Scott Cemetery), Lee Cemetery, Lee Cemetery (near Rainbow City, Ala.), McCartney Cemetery, Mizell Cemetery, Moragne Cemetery, Mortons Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, New Bethel Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, New Welcome Baptist Church Cemetery, Noble Hill Cemetery, Old Moody Chapel Cemetery, Old Smallpox Cemetery, Owens Cemetery, Pilgrims Rest Church Cemetery, Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pine View Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery (Mountainboro, Ala.), Red Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Reid Cemetery, Sansom Cemetery, Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery, Shady Grove Church Cemetery, Shiloh United Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smith's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Snead Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery, Spraggins Cemetery, Tanner Cemetery, Thrasher Cemetery, Tillison Cemetery (also Burger Cemetery), Whitesboro Cemetery, and Youngs Chapel Cemetery.<br>
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*''Cemetery Survey: Etowah County - Alabama.'' Vol. 2. 1963. Digital version at {{FSbook|185761}} - free. Includes Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery, Cornelius Cemetery, Dillard-Copeland Cemetery, Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Forrest Cemetery, Garner Cemetery, Lebonan Advent Church Cemetery, Liberty Methodist Church Cemetery, Lookout Mt. Methodist Church Cemetery, McCauley Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church (Moody), Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery, Old Attalla Cemetery, Old Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Phillips-Smith Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Samuels Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Sauls Cemetery, Turkeytown Methodist Church Cemetery, Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Walker Cemetery, and Whites Chapel Cemetery.
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*''Etowah County, Alabama Cemetery Records.'' 1943. Includes Alabama City Cemetery, Attalla Cemetery, Baptist Church Cemetery, Beth Israel Cemetery, Bethany Cemetery, Clayton Cemetery, Fairview Church Cemetery, Garner Cemetery, Hokes Bluff Cemetery, McCauley Chapel Cemetery, Moragne Cemetery, Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Noble Cemetery, Pine Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Hill South Methodist Church Cemetery, Reed Cemetery, Tillison Cemetery, Turkeytown Methodist Church Cemetery, Union Hill Cemetery, Whorton's Bend Cemetery. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26393 Ancestry] ($).
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Additional Etowah County cemetery records are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
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|title = Escambia County, Alabama
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|type = USA
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|1870 | 4041
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|1880 | 5719
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|1890 | 8666
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|1900 | 11320
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|1910 | 18889
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|1920 | 22464
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|1930 | 27963
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|1940 | 30671
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|1950 | 31443
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|1960 | 33511
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|1970 | 34912
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|1980 | 38440
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|1990 | 35518
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|2000 | 38440
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|2010 | 38319
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*'''1931''' - ''Miller's Gadsden City Directory 1931.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|71143}} - free.
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*Barnes, Joe. ''History of Hokes Bluff, Alabama, and Eastern Etowah County.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|81500}} - free.
  
 
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:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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:*[http://hometownchronicles.com/al/etowah/index.htm Etowah County Vital Records] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
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===== Birth  =====
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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===== Marriage  =====
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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1860, 1879-1892, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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:*'''1867–1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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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;Etowah County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/bainenowetowahcounty.pdf book].
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://neags.blogspot.com/2010/11/howard-gardner-nichols-memorial-library.html Howard Gardner Nichols Memorial Library ]
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**Dwight &amp; Cabot Ave<br>Gadsen, Etowah, Alabama 35902<br>'''Phone''': 256-490-4683
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**'''Hours''':&nbsp;Thur 10am-3pm;<br>2nd Thur of the month open till 8pm<br>
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*[http://www.gadsdenlibrary.org/reference/reference.html Gadsden Public Library]<br>254 College St.<br>Gadsden, Alabama 35901<br>Telephone: 256-549-4699<br>Their collection includes local histories, newspapers, maps, online databases, and more.
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==== Family History Center<br>  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Gadsden Alabama Family History Center|Gadsden Alabama]]  
 
*[[Gadsden Alabama Family History Center|Gadsden Alabama]]  
**Gadsden,&nbsp; Alabama
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**2001 Noccalula Rd<br>Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 256-546-0746 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;W 3:30pm-6:30pm
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Etowah County Alabama Genealogy Websites ==
  
*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.  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Etowah|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Etowah|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/etowah.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://hometownchronicles.com/al/etowah/index.htm Etowah County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Etowah/ Etowah County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Etowah/ Etowah County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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== Etowah County Alabama Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Guide to Etowah County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Etowah County, Alabama
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Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 7, 1866
County Seat Gadsden
Courthouse
Address Etowah County Courthouse]
800 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: (256) 549-5429 Etowah County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Etowah County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Etowah County Courthouse
800 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: (256) 549-5429

Probate Judge has marriage divorce, probate and land records from 1867[1]

History

Parent County

1866--Etowah County was created 7 December 1866 from Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshal and St. Clair Counties. It was formerly Baine County, which was abolished 3 December 1867, and re-etablished 1 December 1868.
County seat:  Gadsden [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Etowah County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 1010.

Cemeteries

Free Online Cemetery Transcripts


In the early 1960s, volunteers from the Gadsden Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints transcribed gravestones from all 94-known Etowah County cemeteries (approximately 20,000 names). A surname index covering both volumes appears in Volume 1.

  • Cemetery Survey: Etowah County - Alabama. Vol. 1. 1963. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Altoona-Walnut Grove Cemetery, Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Armstrong Cemetery, Aurora Cemetery, Bethany Cemetery, Bethlehem Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery, Bethlehem United Baptist Church Cemetery, Brasher Cemetery, Bristow Cemetery, Butler Baptist Church Cemetery, Caddel Cemetery, Carnes Chapel Cemetery, Cave Springs Cemetery, Chapman's Chapel Cemetery, Clayton Cemetery, Conn Cemetery, Cox Cemetery, Darrow-Coats Cemetery, Dooley Cemetery, Duck Springs Cemetery, Gallant Cemetery, Greenwood Baptist Church Cemetery, Happy Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Hibbs Cemetery, Hokes Bluff Cemetery, Holden Cemetery, Howelton Cemetery, Jordan Cemetery, Keeling Cemetery, Kyuka Cemetery (formerly Scott Cemetery), Lee Cemetery, Lee Cemetery (near Rainbow City, Ala.), McCartney Cemetery, Mizell Cemetery, Moragne Cemetery, Mortons Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, New Bethel Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, New Welcome Baptist Church Cemetery, Noble Hill Cemetery, Old Moody Chapel Cemetery, Old Smallpox Cemetery, Owens Cemetery, Pilgrims Rest Church Cemetery, Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Pine View Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery (Mountainboro, Ala.), Red Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Reid Cemetery, Sansom Cemetery, Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery, Shady Grove Church Cemetery, Shiloh United Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smith's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Snead Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery, Spraggins Cemetery, Tanner Cemetery, Thrasher Cemetery, Tillison Cemetery (also Burger Cemetery), Whitesboro Cemetery, and Youngs Chapel Cemetery.
  • Cemetery Survey: Etowah County - Alabama. Vol. 2. 1963. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery, Cornelius Cemetery, Dillard-Copeland Cemetery, Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Forrest Cemetery, Garner Cemetery, Lebonan Advent Church Cemetery, Liberty Methodist Church Cemetery, Lookout Mt. Methodist Church Cemetery, McCauley Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church (Moody), Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery, Old Attalla Cemetery, Old Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Phillips-Smith Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Samuels Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Sauls Cemetery, Turkeytown Methodist Church Cemetery, Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Walker Cemetery, and Whites Chapel Cemetery.
  • Etowah County, Alabama Cemetery Records. 1943. Includes Alabama City Cemetery, Attalla Cemetery, Baptist Church Cemetery, Beth Israel Cemetery, Bethany Cemetery, Clayton Cemetery, Fairview Church Cemetery, Garner Cemetery, Hokes Bluff Cemetery, McCauley Chapel Cemetery, Moragne Cemetery, Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Noble Cemetery, Pine Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Hill South Methodist Church Cemetery, Reed Cemetery, Tillison Cemetery, Turkeytown Methodist Church Cemetery, Union Hill Cemetery, Whorton's Bend Cemetery. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Additional Etowah County cemetery records are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Escambia County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1870 4,041
1880 5,719 41.5%
1890 8,666 51.5%
1900 11,320 30.6%
1910 18,889 66.9%
1920 22,464 18.9%
1930 27,963 24.5%
1940 30,671 9.7%
1950 31,443 2.5%
1960 33,511 6.6%
1970 34,912 4.2%
1980 38,440 10.1%
1990 35,518 −7.6%
2000 38,440 8.2%
2010 38,319 −0.3%
For tips on accessing Etowah County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Gadsen

Court Records

Directories

Land and Property

Local Histories

  • Barnes, Joe. History of Hokes Bluff, Alabama, and Eastern Etowah County. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Probate Records

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

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1860, 1879-1892, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1867–1900 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); 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.

Voting Registers

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

Societies and Libraries

Libraries

  • Howard Gardner Nichols Memorial Library
    • Dwight & Cabot Ave
      Gadsen, Etowah, Alabama 35902
      Phone: 256-490-4683
    • Hours: Thur 10am-3pm;
      2nd Thur of the month open till 8pm
  • Gadsden Public Library
    254 College St.
    Gadsden, Alabama 35901
    Telephone: 256-549-4699
    Their collection includes local histories, newspapers, maps, online databases, and more.


Family History Center

Etowah County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Etowah County Alabama Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County p. 37. 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).