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Clarke County Alabama History and Profile:

Clarke County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. The county was created by the legislature of the Mississippi Territory in 1812. It is named in honor of General John Clarke of Georgia, who was later elected governor of that state. As of 2000, the population was 27,867. The county seat is Grove Hill. The county museum is housed in the Alston-Cobb House in Grove Hill.

Clarke County was established on December 10, 1812 by the Mississippi Territory. The county had numerous forts, built by settlers for protection, during the Creek War. One of the most notable of these was Fort Sinquefield. The first county seat was Clarkesville, founded in 1820. The seat was moved to Macon, later renamed Grove Hill, in 1831. During the American Civil War the county was notable for its salt production. Clarke County became a prohibition county, or dry county, in 1937. The county was declared a disaster area in September 1979 due to damage from Hurricane Frederic. The first decade of the 21st century saw the county’s largest communities vote to legalize alcohol sales:Jackson on May 10, 2005, Thomasville on August 14, 2007, and Grove Hill on November 3, 2009.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Clarke County, Alabama:

Cities

* Jackson
* Thomasville

Towns

* Coffeeville
* Fulton
* Grove Hill

Communities

* Alma
* Antioch
* Campbell
* Carlton
* Dickinson
* Gainestown
* Morvin
* Whatley
* Gosport

Clarke County Government

Clarke County Government Official Site

Grove Hill Public Library
108 Dubose Avenue
Grove Hill, AL 36451

Thomasville Public Library
1401 Moseley Drive
Thomasville, AL 36784

White Smith Memorial Library
213 College Avenue
Jackson, AL 36545

Clarke County Historic Places

Airmount Grave Shelter
Alston-Cobb House
Bush House
Clarke Mills
Stephen Beech Cleveland House
John A. Coate House
Cobb House
Dickinson House
Fort Sinquefield
Gainestown Methodist Church and Cemetery
Gainestown Schoolhouse
Grove Hill Courthouse Square Historic District
Jackson Historic District
Doit W. McClellan Lustron House
J. P. McKee Lustron House
Isaac Nettles Gravestones
Jesse Pickens Pugh Farmstead
Thomasville Historic District
Whatley Historic District
Wilson-Finlay House
Woodlands

Clarke County Genealogy Resources

Clarke County Alabama USGenweb site

Clarke County USGenWeb Archives

Clark County Genealogy page at Kindred Trails

Vital Records

Clarke County Clerk
117 Court Street
P.O. Box 548
Grove Hill, AL 36451
Phone: (334) 275-3251

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

1830 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Index – Alternate

1850 Federal Census Index and Transcription

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Clarke County

Clarke 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 Clarke County, AL

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Jackson 34, Clarke County 24: Williams wows as Aggies’ starting quarterback – AL.com

Jackson 34, Clarke County 24: Williams wows as Aggies' starting quarterback
AL.com
JACKSON, Alabama – In the 100th meeting between Jackson and Clarke County, a first-time starter stole the show. Jackson quarterback Demarcus Williams accounted for five touchdowns – two passing and three rushing – to lead the Aggies to a 34-24 …




UMS-Wright 31, Clarke County 6: Dixon scores three touchdowns for No. 2 UMS – AL.com

UMS-Wright 31, Clarke County 6: Dixon scores three touchdowns for No. 2 UMS
AL.com
MOBILE, Alabama – Troy Dixon accounted for three touchdowns as Class 4A No. 2 UMS-Wright … Why They Won: UMS held Clarke County (1-2, 1-1) to 34 yards rushing, as junior linebacker K.J. Traywick lead all tacklers with nine, including two sacks.




Baker’s Tre McMillian, Madison Academy’s Kerryon Johnson earn ASWA player … – The Birmingham News – al.com

Baker's Tre McMillian, Madison Academy's Kerryon Johnson earn ASWA player
The Birmingham News – al.com
For his performance, McMillian is this week's Alabama Sports Writers Association Offensive Player of the Week. “We just came out in the …. K.J. Traywick, UMS-Wright: Had nine tackles and two sacks in a 31-6 victory over Clarke County. Sylvaughn

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Beekeepers Seek New Home for Association and Honeybees – WTOK

Beekeepers Seek New Home for Association and Honeybees
WTOK
"We've got beekeepers up in Kemper County, we've got beekeepers over on the edge of Alabama, we've got beekeepers here in Lauderdale County, and we've got beekeepers down in Clarke County," said Vick. "When the bees come in, you've got to get …




Volleyball news and notes: 3 coaches post milestone wins – AL.com

Volleyball news and notes: 3 coaches post milestone wins
AL.com
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama –Three state volleyball coaches recently reached career milestone wins and several others are on the brink of landmark totals. Montgomery Academy's Julie Sinclair earned career victory No. 1,200 on Friday at Bayside's Battle By the …




Gone South – Clarke County Democrat

Gone South
Clarke County Democrat
Clarke County rejected the new findings and continued to claim Mabila as its own, an intransigence that reveals just how much it means to a community to know that history once touched it. … Is the Alabama Power sponsored team using this approach?


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