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Jackson County, Alabama

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.

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 http://www.jacksoncountyal.com/

Locations adjacent Jackson County happen to be Marion County, Tennessee (northeast), Dade County, Georgia (east), DeKalb County (southeast), Marshall County (southwest), Madison County (west), Franklin County, Tennessee (northwest).

Cities and towns found in Jackson County consist of Bridgeport, Bryant, Dutton, Flat Rock, Higdon, Hollywood, Hytop, Langston, Paint Rock, Pisgah, Pleasant Groves, Scottsboro, Section, Skyline, Stevenson, Woodville.

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.

Jackson County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found 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. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Jackson County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Jackson County Courthouse and Government Records


Jackson County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Jackson 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 Jackson 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 1860 and 1920.

Jackson County Genealogy Links

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

Jackson Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Jackson Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Jackson Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Jackson Co. AL Census Records

Jackson Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Jackson Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Jackson Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jackson Co. AL General and History Websites

Jackson Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Jackson Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jackson Co. AL Military Records

Jackson Co. AL Schools & Directories

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