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Marshall County, Alabama
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Marshall County, Alabama Facts

When was Marshall County, AL Created?
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.

What is the County Seat of Marshall County, AL?
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

What counties are adjacent to Marshall County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Jackson County (northeast), DeKalb County (east), Etowah County (southeast), Blount County (south), Cullman County (southwest), Morgan County (west), Madison County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Marshall County, AL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Albertville, Arab, Boaz, Douglas, Grant, Horton, Guntersville, Union Grove.

Marshall County, AL Vital Records

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

Vital Records can also be found in the Marshall County Health Department has Birth Records from  N/A, Death records from  N/A. 

Marshall County, AL Census Records

What Marshall County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Marshall County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available 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.

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

Marshall County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Marshall County Courthouse

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

Marshall County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Marshall Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Marshall Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Marshall Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Marshall Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marshall Co. AL Military Records

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