Franklin County, Alabama

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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[[Image:Franklin_County,_Alabama_Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Franklin County, Alabama Courthouse]]
 
[http://www.franklincountyal.org/ Franklin County Courthouse]<br>410 North Jackson Ave.<br>Russellville, AL 35653, (256) 332-8861  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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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/franklin.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alfrankl/index.html Franklin County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alfrankl/index.html Franklin County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Franklin/ Franklin County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
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Revision as of 00:17, 18 August 2012

Dates for major county records
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Death
Tax
Land
Probate






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Franklin County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 6, 1818
County Seat Russellville
Courthouse


United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Franklin County

Contents

County Courthouse

Franklin County, Alabama Courthouse

Franklin County Courthouse
410 North Jackson Ave.
Russellville, AL 35653, (256) 332-8861

Records burned 1890
Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1890
Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1923 and divorce records[1]

History

Parent County

1818--Franklin County was created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession of 1816.
County seat: Russellville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1890 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Burned Counties Research

http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Biographies of many notable residents of Franklin County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 1027.

Cemeteries

Census

Franklin County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820 4,988
1830 11,078 122.1%
1840 14,270 28.8%
1850 19,610 37.4%
1860 18,627 −5.0%
1870 8,006 −57.0%
1880 9,155 14.4%
1890 10,681 16.7%
1900 16,511 54.6%
1910 19,369 17.3%
1920 22,011 13.6%
1930 25,372 15.3%
1940 27,552 8.6%
1950 25,705 −6.7%
1960 21,988 −14.5%
1970 23,933 8.8%
1980 28,350 18.5%
1990 27,814 −1.9%
2000 31,223 12.3%
2010 31,704 1.5%
For tips on accessing Franklin County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Franklin County, Alabama begins on page 102.

Maps

Military


Newspapers

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.   Franklin County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County p. 37. ; .
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).