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Cleburne County was created on Dec. 6, 1866, from territory formerly contained in Calhoun County, Randolph County and Talladega County. This particular county was named in honor of Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, a Confederate Major General.
The Cleburne County Seat was established at Edwardsville in 1867, and moved to Heflin in 1906. In addition the county government website is unknown
Locations adjacent Cleburne County happen to be Cherokee County (north), Polk County, Georgia (northeast), Haralson County, Georgia (east), Carroll County, Georgia (southeast), Randolph County (south), Clay County (southwest), Talladega County (southwest), Calhoun County (west)
Cities and towns found in Cleburne County consist of Edwardsville, Fruithurst, Heflin, Ranburne, Hollis Crossroads.
Cleburne 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 Cleburne 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.
Cleburne County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Cleburne Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Cleburne Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Cleburne 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.
A list of Cleburne County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Alabama Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.
Genealogist often overlook the significance of Cleburne 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 Cleburne 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.
The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Cleburne County.