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Marion County, Alabama
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Map of Alabama highlighting Marion County
Location in the state of Alabama
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Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 13, 1818
County Seat Hamilton
Courthouse


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County Courthouse

Marion County, Alabama Courthouse

Marion County Courthouse
132 S. Military Street
Hamilton, AL 35570
Phone: (205) 921-7451

Records burned 1883
Probate Judge has birth and death records 1909 -1919
marriage records from 1885, land records from 1887
and military discharge records from 1920 [1]

History

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The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

1818--Marion County was created 13 February 1818 from Tuscaloosa County.
County seat: Hamilton [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1866 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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Places/Localities

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Cemeteries

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Census

Marion County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1830 4,058
1840 5,847 44.1%
1850 7,833 34.0%
1860 11,182 42.8%
1870 6,059 −45.8%
1880 9,364 54.5%
1890 11,347 21.2%
1900 14,494 27.7%
1910 17,495 20.7%
1920 22,008 25.8%
1930 25,967 18.0%
1940 28,776 10.8%
1950 27,264 −5.3%
1960 21,837 −19.9%
1970 23,788 8.9%
1980 30,041 26.3%
1990 29,830 −0.7%
2000 31,214 4.6%
2010 30,776 −1.4%
For tips on accessing Marion County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church

Court

Land and Property

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

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Marion County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2006. 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 976.189 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military


Newspapers

Transcription of the following newspapers:

The Guin Dispatch - 1889  

The Hamilton Free Press - 1893 - 1894

The Hamilton News Press - 1895

The Hamilton Appeal 1896

The Guin Gazette - 1897 

The Gazette Appeal - 1897

Marion county articles from various newspapers around the country - 1878 - ?

 Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County p. 38. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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