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Chambers County Alabama History and Profile:

Chambers County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Henry H. Chambers, who served as a Senator from Alabama. As of 2000 the population was 36,583. Its county seat is Lafayette. Chambers County is included in the Valley, Alabama, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Chambers County was established on December 18, 1832.

Pat Garrett, the lawman famed for killing outlaw Billy the Kid, was born near the town of Cusseta in 1850.

Joe Louis “The Brown Bomber”, renowned heavyweight boxing champion, was born near LaFayette, on Buckaloo Mountain, May 13, 1914.

The county is named for Henry Chambers, a U.S. Senator from Alabama (1825-26). The location of the county seat was selected in 1833 and the town of LaFayette was built specifically for that purpose. The county became a center of the state’s textile industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Other towns of note include Valley and Lanett.

Source: Wikipedia.

Newspapers

Valley Times News
P.O. Box 850
220 North 12th Street
Lanett, AL 36863
(334) 644-8100

Cities and Towns of Chambers County, Alabama:

* Cusseta
* Five Points
* Huguley
* La Fayette
* Lanett
* Oak Bowery
* Valley
* Waverly (Part of Waverly is in Lee County)

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Government

Chambers County Government – Official Site
CHAMBERS COUNTY COURTHOUSE
18 Alabama Avenue
LaFayette, AL 36862
Phone: (334) 864-4341
FAX: (334) 864-4387

Alabama State Archives History of Chambers County

Chambers County Library – Cobb Memorial Archives
3419 20th Avenue
Valley, AL 36854
Phone (334) 768-2161

Historic Places

Chambers County Courthouse Square Historic District
County Line Baptist Church
Fairfax Historic District
Langdale Historic District
New Hope Rosenwald School
Ernest McCarty Oliver House
Riverview Historic District
Shawmut Historic District

Chambers County Genealogy Resources

Chambers County Alabama ALGenWeb Site

Chambers County Alabama USGenWeb Archives

Chambers County Alabama at Kindredtrails

The Genealogical Society of East Alabama, Inc.
P.O. Box 2892
Opelika, AL 36803

Vital Records

Chambers County Health Department – LaFayette
5 Medical Park N.
Valley, AL 36854
Telephone: 334-756-0758

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

1850 Federal Census Transcription

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Chambers County

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

Chambers County Cemetery Transriptions

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.

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News Related to Chambers County, AL

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Chambers County authorities searching for man accused in 1985 beating … – AL.com

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Roanoke man killed when vehicle overturns, strikes tree in Chambers County – AL.com

Roanoke man killed when vehicle overturns, strikes tree in Chambers County
AL.com
STANDING ROCK, Alabama — A Roanoke man was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on Chambers County 278, four miles east of Standing Rock. Thomas Lamar McCray, 40, was killed when the 1993 Ford Explorer he was driving left …




AL anti-meth law aiding in large Chambers County meth decrease – WLTZ 38 NBC

AL anti-meth law aiding in large Chambers County meth decrease
WLTZ 38 NBC
CHAMBERS COUNTY, AL – In a press conference this Thursday morning Chambers County law enforcement officials said it's Alabama's anti-meth laws that have aided in a dramatic decrease in meth arrests. "Alabama is leading the nation through our efforts …




Chambers Co. Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam – WTVM

Chambers Co. Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam
WTVM
CHAMBERS COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -. Chambers County officials are issuing an alert: They say if you receive a phone call from someone asking you to pay a certain amount of money or you will be arrested, it is not them and it's a scam. They've received …

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Chambers County reports progress in eradicating meth labs, usage – Opelika Auburn News

Chambers County reports progress in eradicating meth labs, usage
Opelika Auburn News
Lewis explained that in Alabama, PSE must be kept behind the counter and can only be sold by a licensed pharmacist or technician under the pharmacist's supervision. The state only allows a monthly allowable purchase of 7.5 grams, down from 9.0 grams.

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Suspect indicted in attempted murder of Lanett police officer – AL.com

Suspect indicted in attempted murder of Lanett police officer
AL.com
LANETT, Alabama — A Chambers County grand jury has indicted a suspect in connection with the 2013 attempted murder of a Lanett police officer. Jarod Moreland is charged with attempted capital murder and is being held in the Chambers County Jail …
Man indicted for attempted murder of Lanett police officerWTVM

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