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Marshall County, Alabama

Marshall County was created on Jan. 9, 1836 and was formed from Jackson County and Blount County and Cherokee Cession of 1836. This particular county was named in honor of John Marshall (1755–1835), Chief Justice of the United States 1801–1835.

The Marshall County Seat was established in 1836 at Claysville, moved to Marshall in 1838, to Warrenton in 1841, and finally located at Guntersville in 1848 and in addition the county government website is

Locations adjacent Marshall County happen to be Jackson County (northeast), DeKalb County (east), Etowah County (southeast), Blount County (south), Cullman County (southwest), Morgan County (west), Madison County (northwest).

Cities and towns found in Marshall County consist of Albertville, Arab, Boaz, Douglas, Grant, Horton, Guntersville, Union Grove.

Marshall 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 Marshall 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.

Marshall County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Marshall County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Marshall County Courthouse and Government Records

Marshall County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Marshall 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 Marshall 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.

  • Marshall County Clerk of Circuit Court 
    • Address: 424 Blount Ave., Guntersville, AL 35976-0610
    • Phone: (256) 571-7701
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  • Marshall County Clerk of Probate Court 
    • Address: Guntersville, AL 35976
    • Phone: (256) 921-3172
    • Marriage Records: 1836 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1843
    • Land Records: 1836
  • Marshall County Revenue Commissioner's Office
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  • Marshall County Health Department has Birth Records from  N/A, Death records from  N/A. 

Marshall County Genealogy Links

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

Marshall Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Marshall Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Marshall Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Marshall Co. AL Census Records

Marshall Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Marshall Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Marshall Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Marshall Co. AL General and History Websites

Marshall Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Marshall Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marshall Co. AL Military Records

Marshall Co. AL Schools & Directories

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