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Calhoun County, Alabama
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Calhoun County, Alabama Facts

When was Calhoun County, AL Created?
Calhoun County was created on Dec. 18,1832 from ceded Creek Indian Territory in the Creek Cession of 1832 (originally named Benton County in honor of Thomas Hart Benton. On January 29, 1858, the name was changed to Calhoun County).

What is the County Seat of Calhoun County, AL?
The Calhoun County Seat was originally established in Jacksonville in 1833. The county seat was moved to Anniston in 1899. In addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Calhoun County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Cherokee CountyCleburne CountyTalladega CountySt. Clair CountyEtowah County

Calhoun County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Calhoun County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Calhoun 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 Calhoun 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 Calhoun County Health Department has Birth Records from 1919 , Death records from 1919.

Calhoun County, AL Census Records

What Calhoun County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Calhoun County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Calhoun County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Calhoun County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Calhoun County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Calhoun County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Alabama residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Calhoun County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Calhoun County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Calhoun Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

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Calhoun Co. AL Military Records