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Choctaw County Alabama History and Profile:

Choctaw County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is named for the Choctaw tribe of American Indians, though most of those that resided here were removed to Oklahoma. As of 2000 the population was 15,922. Its county seat is Butler.

* Choctaw County was established on December 29, 1847.
* The early pioneers of Choctaw came from France, Ireland and Scotland, but mostly from North and South Carolina. The county’s population reached its peak in the 1920s due to the jobs created by such companies as E. E. Jackson Lumber Company in Riderwood and Choctaw Lumber Company in Bolinger. After the sawmills closed, Choctaw began a decline in population that still continues.
* The county was declared a disaster area in September 1979 due to damage from Hurricane Frederic.
* On August 20, 2009, Choctaw County once again made history. A Louisiana man, Jamie Richards, (who was visiting with his some of his relatives at the time) was injured during an ATV accident on the Oaktuppa Creek outside of Gilbertown. The location where the accident occurred was so remote that EMTs had to be driven to it on fourwheelers and the victim was airlifted by a state rescue chopper. To date, it is the first and only combination of a land, water, and air rescue mission in the state of Alabama.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Choctaw County, Alabama:

* Butler
* Gilbertown
* Lisman
* Needham
* Pennington
* Silas
* Toxey

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Choctaw County Government

Choctaw County Public Library
124 North Academy Avenue
Butler, AL 36904

Choctaw County Historic Places

Mount Sterling Methodist Church

Choctaw County Genealogy Resources

Choctaw County, Alabama USGenweb site

Choctaw Conty, Alabama USGenWeb Archives

Black Belt African American Genealogical & Historical Society
Covering the Counties of Alabama’s Black Belt Region–Bullock, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Wilcox

Choctaw County Genealogical Society
4244 County Road 43
Butler, AL 36904

Vital Records

Choctaw County Clerk
117 S. Mulberry Avenue
Butler, AL 36904
Phone: (205) 459-2155

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

Choctaw County 1850 Federal Census Transcription

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule Transcription

1860 Federal Census Transcription

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule Transcription

1900 Federal Census Transcription

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Choctaw County

Choctaw 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.

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News Related to Choctaw County, AL

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Lockdown at Choctaw County schools lifted after reported threat to student – AL.com

Lockdown at Choctaw County schools lifted after reported threat to student
AL.com
The Choctaw County Sheriff's Department is reporting that the lockdown at Southern Choctaw High and Elementary schools has been lifted. Both schools are located in Gilbertown, which is east of Thomasville and near the Alabama-Mississippi border.




Silas man killed after crashing into a tree in Choctaw County – AL.com


AL.com
Silas man killed after crashing into a tree in Choctaw County
AL.com
A 26-year-old Silas man died late Monday after he drifted off a roadway while driving and struck a tree in Choctaw County, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. State Troopers said Bobby Malcom Jamaal Lewis did not have a seat belt on …
Single-vehicle crash claims the life of a Choctaw County manFOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com

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130 dogs rescued from disgusting Alabama puppy mill; here’s how you can help – Yellowhammer News


Yellowhammer News
130 dogs rescued from disgusting Alabama puppy mill; here's how you can help
Yellowhammer News
“Without the ASPCA, we wouldn't have the resources or capabilities to provide for these hundreds of animals,” said Choctaw County Sheriff Scott Lolley. “The ASPCA has been a great aid to us in putting forth the effort and wherewithal to rescue these
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ASPCA Evaluating Dogs in Choctaw County Raid – WTOK


WTOK
ASPCA Evaluating Dogs in Choctaw County Raid
WTOK
Choctaw County, Ala. Recovery is underway for the more than 130 dogs who were found in deplorable conditions in Choctaw County Alabama Wednesday. Vice President of the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Tim Rickey says it's now up to the …
Subscription Required: ASPCA Rescues 130 Dogs From Alabama Puppy MillNorth Country Gazette

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ASPCA Assists Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office to Seize More Than 130 Dogs … – WebWire (press release)


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ASPCA Assists Choctaw County Sheriff's Office to Seize More Than 130 Dogs
WebWire (press release)
At the request of the Choctaw County Sheriff's Office, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is assisting in the removal, transport, sheltering and medical treatment of more than 130 dogs from a large, substandard
Over 130 dogs removed from Choctaw County puppy millFOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com
West Alabama puppy mill bustAlabama’s News Leader

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Navy: USNS Trenton clears acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico – AL.com


AL.com
Navy: USNS Trenton clears acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico
AL.com
Two of them — USNS Spearhead and USNS Choctaw County — have completed overseas deployments to Europe, West Africa and the Caribbean. At 338 feet in length, the joint high speed vessel is aluminum catamaran capable of executing a broad array of …

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