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{{Alabama-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp;&gt; Russell County''  
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[{{PAGENAME}}|Russell County]]''  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Russell County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Russell County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Russell County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Russell County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Russell County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Russell County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1909</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1833</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1909</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1833</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1838</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Russell County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Russell County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Russell County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Russell County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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{{ALinfobox|Russell|1832|December 18|Phenix}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Russell County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.rcala.com/ Russell County Courthouse]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 969<br>Phenix, Alabama 36868<br>Phone: 334-298-6426
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County Health Department has birth and death records<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<br>Judge of Probate has marriage probate and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Russell County p. 39. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1832'''--Russell County was created 18 December 1832 from the Creek Cession of 1832.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Phenix <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1832'''--Russell County was created 18 December 1832 from the Creek Cession of 1832.<br>'''County seat''': Phenix <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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*''Cemetery Records of Jefferson and Walker Counties, Alabama.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: The Society?, 1945. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26353 Ancestry] ($). Includes Piney Grove Cemetery (Phenix City, Ala.).
  
==== Court ====
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==== Census ====
  
==== Land  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1840= 13513
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|1850= 19548
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|1860= 26592
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|1870= 21636
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|1880= 24837
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|1890= 24093
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|1900= 27083
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|1910= 25937
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|1920= 27448
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|1930= 27377
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|1940= 35775
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|1950= 40364
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|1960= 46351
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|1970= 45394
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|1980= 47356
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|1990= 46860
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|2000= 49756
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|2010= 52947
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|estimate= 54572
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|estyear= 2011
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}} {{Census|Alabama}}
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military&nbsp; ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Russell 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&nbsp;Russell County.
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:- [[6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H [subsequently, Company C]
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:- [[6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company J "Russell Volunteers" [subsequently, Company F]
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:- [[15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A (Cantey Rifles)
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:- [[17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G
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:- [[33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K
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:- [[34th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|34th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I and K
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:- [[37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D
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:- [[39th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|39th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E
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:- [[45th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|45th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D and F
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<br>{{Alabama Conf}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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:*'''1830-1976''' - {{PAGENAME}} Probate Records, 1830-1976 at {{RecordSearch|1978117|FamilySearch}} - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Russell County is in District 2.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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. - free. Incomplete.
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1844-1850, 1859, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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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:*'''1845-1850''' [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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Societies  ====
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'''Russell County Historical Commission'''<br>801 Dillingham Street<br>Seale, Alabama 36875
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==== Libraries  ====
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[http://phenixcitylibrary.com/ '''Phenix City-Russell County Library''']<br>1501 17th Avenue<br>Phenix City, Alabama, 36867<br>334-298-8452
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*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.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/russell.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.genlady.com/alrussell/ Russell County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Russell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Russell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Russell/ Russell County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Russell/ Russell County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 23:43, 26 November 2012

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Russell County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1909
1833
1909
1865
1833
1838
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
Hand and keyboard.jpg Alabama
Online Records


Russell County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Russell County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 18, 1832
County Seat Phenix
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Russell County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Russell County Courthouse
P O Box 969
Phenix, Alabama 36868
Phone: 334-298-6426

County Health Department has birth and death records
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records
Judge of Probate has marriage probate and land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1832--Russell County was created 18 December 1832 from the Creek Cession of 1832.
County seat: Phenix [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Cemetery Records of Jefferson and Walker Counties, Alabama. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Society?, 1945. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Includes Piney Grove Cemetery (Phenix City, Ala.).

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
184013,513
185019,54844.7%
186026,59236.0%
187021,636−18.6%
188024,83714.8%
189024,093−3.0%
190027,08312.4%
191025,937−4.2%
192027,4485.8%
193027,377−0.3%
194035,77530.7%
195040,36412.8%
196046,35114.8%
197045,394−2.1%
198047,3564.3%
199046,860−1.0%
200049,7566.2%
201052,9476.4%
Est. 201154,5729.7%
For tips on accessing Russell 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 Russell 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 Russell County.

- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H [subsequently, Company C]
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company J "Russell Volunteers" [subsequently, Company F]
- 15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A (Cantey Rifles)
- 17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 34th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I and K
- 37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D
- 39th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 45th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and F



Newspapers

Probate Records

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

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Russell County is in District 2.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1844-1850, 1859, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1845-1850 "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.

Societies and Libraries

Societies

Russell County Historical Commission
801 Dillingham Street
Seale, Alabama 36875

Libraries

Phenix City-Russell County Library
1501 17th Avenue
Phenix City, Alabama, 36867
334-298-8452

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Russell County p. 39. 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).