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Marion County was created on Feb. 13, 1818 and Tuscaloosa County. This particular county was named in honor of Francis Marion (1732–1795) of South Carolina, military leader in American Revolutionary War.
Locations adjacent Marion County happen to be Franklin County (north), Winston County (east), Walkery County (southeast), Fayette County (south), Lamar County, Mississippi (southwest), Monroe County, Mississippi (southwest), Itawamba County, Mississippi (west).
Cities and towns found in Marion County consist of Bear Creek, Brilliant, Glen Allen, Glen Mary (unincorporated), Guin, Gu-Win (unincorporated), Hackleburg, Haleyville, Hamilton, Winfield, Yampertown (also known as Twin).
Marion 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. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Marion 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. You may go to any county health department in the State of Alabama to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.
Marion 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.
Marion Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Marion Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Marion Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Marion Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. Two State censuses for confederate veterans exist for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.
A list of Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion 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 home of Judge John Dabney Terrell Sr. served as Marion County's third courthouse in the mid-ninetheenth century. The structure, shown here, still stands in historic Pikeville. Construction of the Marion County Courthouse in Hamilton was completed in 1901. The structure was built of stone so that it would not burn down, as the previous courthouse did in 1887. Courthouse destroyed by fire in 1883, all records destroyed . The below facts shows exactly what birth, marriage, death, land, probate, and legal records will be in Marion County. The years pointed out below could be the first widely known documents in this county.
The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Marion County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a directory that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own favorite Marion County genealogy or family history related sites.