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Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1920
1836
1920
1865
1836
1836
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent Counties
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Marshall County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Marshall County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 9, 1836
County Seat Guntersville
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Marshall County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Marshall County Courthouse 
424 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976
Phone: (256) 571-7786

Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1836
and birth and death records from 1920 [1]

History

Parent County

1836--Marshall County was created 9 January 1836 from Blount and Jackson Counties and the Cherokee Cession.
County seat: Guntersville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Marshall County, Alabama begins on page 58.

Cemeteries

  • Nixon's Chapel Cemetery, Horton BillionGraves
  • Douthat, James L. Guntersville Reservoir Cemeteries. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free surname index and publisher's bookstore at Mountain Press.
  • Douthat, James L. Wheeler Reservoir Cemeteries. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free surname index and publisher's bookstore at Mountain Press.

Additional Marshall County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18407,553
18508,84617.1%
186011,47229.7%
18709,871−14.0%
188014,58547.8%
189018,93529.8%
190023,28923.0%
191028,55322.6%
192032,66914.4%
193039,80221.8%
194042,3956.5%
195045,0906.4%
196048,0186.5%
197054,21112.9%
198065,62221.0%
199070,8327.9%
200082,23116.1%
201093,01913.1%
Est. 201194,16614.5%
For tips on accessing Marshall County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

 Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Marshall County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Marshall County.

- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Russell's), Company H [formerly 5th TN Cavalry]
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Russell's), Company I
- 9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Railroad Guards"
- 28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C, D, E and G
- 49th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A



Newspapers

Abstracts of The Marshall County News (1858), The Tennessee Valley (1856), The Marshall Eagle (1853), The Albertville Banner (1919), and The Albertville Herald (1936) were published in:

  • 1853-1858, 1919, 1936 - Caver, Larry E. Abstracts from Alabama Newspapers, Volume II: Limestone County, Madison County, Marshall County, Jackson County. Carrollton, Miss.: Pioneer Publishing Co., 2007. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Probate Records

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

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Marshall County is in District 3.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1836-1840, 1846-1847, 1868, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
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.  Marshall County has two books:

Societies and Libraries

Libraries

Boaz Public Library
404 Thomas Ave.
Boaz, Alabama 35957
Telephone: 256-593-3000

Special Collections include census microfilms, newspaper microfilms, yearbooks, and other items of local interest.

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marshall County p. 38. 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).

 

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