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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

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Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 19 – Alabama’s News Leader

Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 19
Alabama’s News Leader
Mobile Christian 36, Choctaw County 0. Montgomery Academy 49, B.B. Comer 6. Moody 24, Hayden 6. Mortimer Jordan 42, St. Clair County 10. Mountain Brook 14, Vestavia Hills 11. Munford 35, Handley 14. Murphy 33, Theodore 12. New Hope 35, Pisgah …
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Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 12 – Alabama’s News Leader

Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 12
Alabama’s News Leader
South Choctaw Academy 22, Jackson Academy 7. Southern Academy 48, South Montgomery County Academy 0. Southern Choctaw 24, Choctaw County 0. Southside-Gadsden 41, Arab 13. Spanish Fort 40, LeFlore 6. Sparta Academy 59, Sumter Academy …




Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 5 – Alabama’s News Leader

Alabama high school football scores, Friday, Sept. 5
Alabama’s News Leader
Lawrence County 28, Ardmore 21. Lee-Scott Academy 41, Morgan Academy 14. Leeds 29, Munford 7 LeFlore 30, Citronelle 13. Leroy 34, Choctaw County 12. Lexington 44, Colbert Heights 20. Lincoln 53, St. Clair County 7. Locust Fork 32, North Jackson 14

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Mississippi Roundup: Starkville wins showdown with Florence (Ala.) – The Commercial Dispatch

Mississippi Roundup: Starkville wins showdown with Florence (Ala.)
The Commercial Dispatch
Mississippi's top-ranked team traveled across the state line and took out one of Alabama's elite programs as Starkville beat Florence 37-7 in a prep football game played at Braly Municipal Stadium on the campus of the University of North Alabama.

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See every score from Week 2 of Alabama’s high school football – The Birmingham News – al.com

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Week 2 of the 2014 season has plenty of highlights and notable moments. Hoover — the No. 1-ranked team in Class 7A and the Power 20 — lost its second straight game, falling 35-14 to Colquitt County (Ga.). Among the remainder …


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