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Tallapoosa County was created on Dec. 18, 1832, from land acquired from the Creek Cession of Mar 24, 1832. Tallapoosa County received its present dimensions in 1866. This particular county was named for the Tallapoosa River. Tallapoosa is believed to mean "pulverized rock," in the Choctaw Indian language. .
Currently the Tallapoosa County Seat is located in Dadeville (he county seat was at Okfuskee (1832-38), since 1838, it has been at Dadeville, which was named for Major Francis Langhorne Dade who died in the Seminole War. In addition the county government website is http://www.tallaco.com/
Locations adjacent Tallapoosa County happen to be Clay County (north), Randolph County (northeast), Chambers County (east), Lee County (southeast), Macon County (south), Elmore County (southwest), Coosa County (west).
Cities and towns found in Tallapoosa County consist of Alexander City, Camp Hill, Dadeville, Daviston, Goldville, Jacksons' Gap, New Site, Tallassee, Reeltown.
Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa 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.
Tallapoosa 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.
Tallapoosa Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Tallapoosa Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Tallapoosa Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Tallapoosa 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.
A list of Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa 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 following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Tallapoosa County.