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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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Chambers County officials ask owners of polling places to check ‘yes’ or ‘no … – al.com

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Community members pray for change in Chambers County – WTVM

Community members pray for change in Chambers County
WTVM
CHAMBERS COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -. It was standing room only at the at the Pilgrim Baptist Church in Lanett, Ala. Friday night, July 11, as hundreds gathered to pray for change. "If we do not come together in a time such as this, then the result will only

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June jobless rate jumps to 7.4 percent in Chambers County – The Lafayette Sun

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Local fire recruits get valuable training in fire college simulator – The Alexander City Outlook


The Alexander City Outlook
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Take a photo tour of Alabama’s oldest and most picturesque courthouses, built … – The Birmingham News – al.com

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