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Barbour County Genealogy




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Barbour County Alabama History and Profile:

Barbour County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of James Barbour, who served as Governor of Virginia. As of 2000 the population was 29,038. The 2006 population estimate was 28,171. Its county seat is Clayton.

Barbour County was established on December 18, 1832, from former Creek Indian territory and a portion of Pike County. Its boundaries were altered in 1866 and 1868. The Election Riot of 1874 occurred near Comer.

In 1833, Louisville was chosen as the first county seat for Barbour County. The county seat was moved in 1834 after an eleven-member committee selected Clayton to be the seat of government because of its central geographic location. By the 1870s, Eufaula had surpassed Clayton in size, sparking debate concerning whether the county seat should be moved to the county’s commercial center or remain at its geographic center. A compromise was reached on February 12, 1879, with the approval of Act No. 106, establishing courts in both Eufaula and Clayton. Today, two courthouses remain operational in Barbour County.

Part of the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge National Protected Area is in Barbour County. Lakepoint Resort State Park is also in Barbour County.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Barbour County, Alabama:

* Bakerhill
* Batesville
* Blue Springs
* Clayton
* Clio
* Comer
* Eufaula
* Elamville
* Louisville
* Mount Andrews
* Springhill

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Government

Historic Places

Bray-Barron House
Cato House
Henry D. Clayton House
Drewry-Mitchell-Moorer House
Fendall Hall
Grace Episcopal Church
Kendall Manor
Kiels-McNab House
Lore Historic District
McNab Bank Building
Miller-Martin Town House
Petty-Roberts-Beatty House
Sheppard Cottage
Shorter Mansion
Gov. Chauncy Sparks House
Spring Hill Methodist Church
The Tavern
Wellborn
Woodlane Plantation

Genealogy Resources

Barbour County ALGenWeb

Barbour County ALGenWeb Archives

Genealogy Trails Barbour County site

Vital Records

If you are outside the state of Alabama and are looking to request copies of vital records you must contact the statewide office of vital records:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
(334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 262-9563

You can also call (334) 206-5418

There were no birth certificates prior to 1908, some counties may have recorded births in a ledger howeer. One way to search this centrally is by contacting:

Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4363

Birth and Death Records have been recorded in Alabama since 1908, Marriage Records since August 1936 and Divorces since 1950.

Census

1850 Federal Census Index and partial transcription – transcription of Hulin surname

1860 Federal Census partial Transcription Hulin surname

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Barbour County

Barbour County Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemetery Transcriptions (Although both are usgenweb this seems a slightly different listing.)

Query Forums

Genealogy Forums can be a great way to find other people that are researching the same ancestors as you are. Even if they may be not be researching the same direct line but related lines you may find information that is useful in your own research. Make sure to verify any other research that you add to your own research and try to document it well. If asking questions in genealogy forums it is good to provide as much information as possible and in the subject of the posting try to give name and a date or range of dates to help make your query more likely to be found. Posts with titles like “looking for family” or “help!” are too generic and something along the lines of “John Smith b. abt 1828 md. Hannah Jones” would be more helpful to get your post read by those that are interested in the John Smith/Hannah Jones family.

Barbour County, AL at
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News Related to Barbour County, AL

“Barbour County” al – Google News

Study: Barbour County one of 78 US counties to lose white majority since 2000 – AL.com


AL.com
Study: Barbour County one of 78 US counties to lose white majority since 2000
AL.com
A study released by the Pew Research Center last week showed that Barbour County, Alabama, was one of 78 U.S. counties in 19 states to lose a majority of the non-Hispanic white demographic since 2000, reflecting the predicted racial shift in America.




Alabama poultry producers track avian flu outbreak – Montgomery Advertiser


Montgomery Advertiser
Alabama poultry producers track avian flu outbreak
Montgomery Advertiser
Southeast Alabama, from Barbour County through Henry and Houston County has seen a growth in poultry production over the past several years. The best strategy is for producers to be vigilant in their bio-security, said Huck Carroll, communications

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Gus Malzahn will visit Barbour County Auburn Club regional meeting – Dothan Eagle

Gus Malzahn will visit Barbour County Auburn Club regional meeting
Dothan Eagle
Checks may be made payable to BCAC and mailed to PO Box 162, Eufaula, AL 36072. For additional information, please contact the Barbour County Auburn Club at 334-687-0814, the Wiregrass Auburn Club at wiregrassauburnclub@gmail.com or the Dale …

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Bentley: Closing of Ventress Correctional Facility among possible budget cuts – Dothan Eagle

Bentley: Closing of Ventress Correctional Facility among possible budget cuts
Dothan Eagle
… to all members of the Alabama Legislature Tuesday, outlining agency-by-agency cuts that could be made if changes are not made to a current General Fund bill in the Alabama House. According to the memo, Ventress Correctional facility in Barbour

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US Marshal-Led Operations Result In More Than 7000 Arrests Nationwide – WBOY-TV


WBOY-TV
US Marshal-Led Operations Result In More Than 7000 Arrests Nationwide
WBOY-TV
Monongalia County Sheriff Al Kisner said, "These are people who absolutely didn't want to be found and what the marshals Service are experts at is finding people that don't want to be found. So collaborating with them on this project was great for us, …

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Dothan Eagle Super 12 basketball selections honored during banquet … – Dothan Eagle


Dothan Eagle
Dothan Eagle Super 12 basketball selections honored during banquet
Dothan Eagle
Dothan Eagle Super 12 boys basketball Player of the Year Jamison McCray of Slocomb is interviewed during a banquet to honor the players on Monday night sponsored by Southern Bone & Joint Specialists at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center. … Members

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