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Jackson County, Alabama
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Jackson County, Alabama Facts

When was Jackson County, AL Created?
Jackson County was created on Dec. 13, 1819, from land acquired from the Cherokee Cession of 1819. This particular county was named in honor of Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), 7th U.S. President.

What is the County Seat of Jackson County, AL?
The act establishing Jackson County designated Sauta Cave as a temporary seat of justice. Bellefonte was the county seat from 1821 until 1859, at which time it was transferred to Scottsboro, which was named for Robert T. Scott, an early settler from North Carolina. In addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Jackson County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Marion County, Tennessee (northeast), Dade County, Georgia (east), DeKalb County (southeast), Marshall County (southwest), Madison County (west), Franklin County, Tennessee (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Jackson County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bridgeport, Bryant, Dutton, Flat Rock, Higdon, Hollywood, Hytop, Langston, Paint Rock, Pisgah, Pleasant Groves, Scottsboro, Section, Skyline, Stevenson, Woodville.

Jackson County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Jackson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson County Health Department has Birth Records from N/A, Death records from N/A. 

Jackson County, AL Census Records

What Jackson County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Jackson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Jackson Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Jackson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson 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

Jackson County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Jackson County Courthouse

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

Jackson County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Jackson County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Jackson 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.

Jackson Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Jackson Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Jackson Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jackson Co. AL General and History Websites

Jackson Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jackson Co. AL Military Records

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