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Chambers County Genealogy




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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

“Chambers County” al – Google News

Chambers County unemployment drops nearly a full percentage point to 5.7 … – The Lafayette Sun

Chambers County unemployment drops nearly a full percentage point to 5.7
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Chambers County and nearly every other county in the state saw a surprising increase in unemployment figures for the month of January, but according to figures released by the Alabama Department of Labor on Friday, February's jobless rate returned to …

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Unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in Chambers County – The Lafayette Sun

Unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in Chambers County
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For the first time in six months, Chambers County saw an increase in the unemployment rate. According to figures released by the Alabama Department of Labor Tuesday, the county's unemployment rate rose from 5.2 percent in December 2014 to 6.6 percent …

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Pat Dye plants Toomer’s oak in yard of Auburn fan – Opelika Auburn News


Opelika Auburn News
Pat Dye plants Toomer's oak in yard of Auburn fan
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Folllowing that disappointment, his aunt JoAnn, a real estate agent now retired, quickly found an even better house for White to buy – an antebellum mansion just up LaFayette Parkway from Opelika and immediately across the Chambers County line in the …




AL woman killed in 3-vehicle wreck in Chambers Co. – WSFA


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AL woman killed in 3-vehicle wreck in Chambers Co.
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A Roanoke woman was killed on Saturday after she was involved in a three-vehicle accident in Chambers County, according to Alabama State Troopers. Troopers say 22-year-old Latrice Adetrica Tucker was killed when the 2000 Mazda Protege she was …
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13 completely random facts you can learn from Alabama’s historical markers – AL.com


AL.com
13 completely random facts you can learn from Alabama's historical markers
AL.com
13 completely random facts you can learn from Alabama's historical markers. 1. The man who killed Billy the Kid was born in Alabama. Marker located at 4596 Chambers County Road 388 in Cusseta, Ala. The marker for the man who stopped one of the most …




17 charged with violating Alabama unemployment compensation law, state labor … – AL.com


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17 charged with violating Alabama unemployment compensation law, state labor
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Billy W. Alewine, of Valley, was tried in Chambers County District Court on February 18, 2014. An investigation by Labor's Benefit Payment Control Section determined that Alewine received a total of $2,052 in benefits to which he was not entitled

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