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Colbert County, Alabama
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Colbert County, Alabama Facts

When was Colbert County, AL Created?
Colbert County was created on Feb. 6, 1867, from part of Franklin County. It was abolished by the Constitutional Convention on Nov. 29, 1867, and re-established by the legislature on Dec. 9, 1869. This particular county was named in honor of George and Levi Colbert, noted Chickasaw chiefs, who resided in the county.

What is the County Seat of Colbert County, AL?
The County Seat is located in Tuscumbia (1867 – present) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Colbert County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Lauderdale County (north), Lawrence County (southeast), Franklin County (south), Tishomingo County, Mississippi (west).

What cities and towns are in Colbert County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, Cherokee, Leighton, Littleville.

Colbert County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Colbert County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Colbert 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 Colbert 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.

Vital Records can also be found in the Colbert County Health Department has Birth Records from 1881, Death records from 1881 1000 S. Jackson Highway, Sheffield, AL 35660, Main phone number 256-383-1231. 

Colbert County, AL Census Records

What Colbert County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Colbert County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Colbert Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Colbert Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Colbert Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

There are Alabama State censuses from 1820-1866. Also two Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Alabama Census Records Research Guide

Colbert County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Colbert County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Colbert County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Colbert County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Colbert County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Colbert County, AL?
A list of Colbert County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Alabama Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Colbert County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Colbert County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Colbert County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

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Colbert Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

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Colbert Co. AL Military Records

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