Marshall County, Alabama Genealogy

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Guide to Marshall County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Marshall County, Alabama
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Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Founded January 9, 1836
County Seat Guntersville
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Address Marshall County Courthouse
602 Adams Avenue
Hettinger, ND 58739
Phone: 701.567.2460
County Website

County Courthouse

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


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


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



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


  • 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.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
Est. 201194,16614.5%
For tips on accessing Marshall County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

Local Histories



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


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 Genealogy Probate Records, 1830-1976 at FamilySearch - free.


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

Vital Records

  • 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.
  • 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


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

Marshall County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Marshall County Alabama Genealogy 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).