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Calhoun County, Alabama

Calhoun County was created on Dec. 18,1832 from ceded Creek Indian Territory in the Creek Cession of 1832 (originally named Benton County in honor of Thomas Hart Benton. On January 29, 1858, the name was changed to Calhoun County). This particular county was named in honor of John C. Calhoun of South Carolina.

The Calhoun County Seat was originally established in Jacksonville in 1833. The county seat was moved to Anniston in 1899. In addition the county government website is

Locations adjacent Calhoun County happen to be Cherokee County (northeast), Cleburne County (east), Talladega County (south), St. Clair County (west), Etowah County (northwest)

Cities and towns found in Calhoun County consist of Alexandria, Anniston, Blue Mountain, Bynum, Choccolocco, Eastaboga, Hobson City, Jacksonville, Pleasant Valley, Minden, Ohatchee, Oxford, Piedmont, Saks, Weaver, Webster's Chapel, Wellington, West End-Cobb Town.

Calhoun County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Calhoun County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail.

Calhoun County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Calhoun Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Calhoun Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Calhoun Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Calhoun Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Calhoun County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Calhoun County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Alabama Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Calhoun County Courthouse and Government Records

Calhoun County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Calhoun County court, probate, and land documents as a source of genealogy and family history details.

Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives just about everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of countless Alabama people.

The odds are excellent that your ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least several aspects of their lives in the Calhoun County court records.

Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1861 and 1895.

  • Calhoun County Clerk of Circuit Court 
    • Address: 1702 Noble Street, Suite 102, Anniston, AL 36202
    • Phone: (256) 236-8231
    • Court Records: 1891
    • Divorce Records:
  • Calhoun County Clerk of Probate Court
    • Address: 1702 Noble Street, Suite 102, Anniston, AL 36202
    • Phone: (256) 236-8231
    • Marriage Records: 1834 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1850
    • Land Records: 1832
  • Calhoun County Assessor's Office
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  • Calhoun County Health Department has Birth Records from 1919 , Death records from 1919. 

Calhoun County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Calhoun County.

Calhoun Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Calhoun Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Calhoun Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Calhoun Co. AL Census Records

Calhoun Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Calhoun Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Calhoun Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Calhoun Co. AL General and History Websites

Calhoun Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Calhoun Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Calhoun Co. AL Military Records

Calhoun Co. AL Schools & Directories

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