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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
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

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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Census

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

Church

Court

Land

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

Obituaries and death notices from the transcribed newspapers.

Marriage notices from the transcribed newspapers.

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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