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Clarke County Genealogy




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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.

Clarke County, AL at
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News Related to Clarke County, AL

“Clarke County” al – Google News

Congresswoman Terri Sewell to host Clarke County town hall meeting Wednesday – al.com (blog)

Congresswoman Terri Sewell to host Clarke County town hall meeting Wednesday
al.com (blog)
JACKSON, Alabama – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, will host a town hall “Congress in your Community” meeting on Wednesday. The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jackson Senior Activity Center at 1701 College Ave.




Baseball: Jednat’s RBIs help UMS-Wright sweep Clarke County in doubleheader – al.com

Baseball: Jednat's RBIs help UMS-Wright sweep Clarke County in doubleheader
al.com
Connor Jednat drove in the game-winning run in the first game and had two RBIs in the second as Class 4A No. 8 UMS-Wright swept Clarke County 7-6 and 3-1 in a doubleheader. UMS (21-8, 4-0) trailed 6-4 in the seventh inning of the first game, but




It’s baseball playoff time! – Andalusia Star-News

It's baseball playoff time!
Andalusia Star-News
Andalusia hosts Clarke County; third-ranked Opp hosts Bayside Academy; seventh-ranked Florala hosts Brantley; and Red Level visits Kinston for the first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association's baseball playoffs tomorrow night. Each team …




Clarke County farmer Jennifer Pollard supports local 4-H with funding from … – Osceola Sentinel Tribune

Clarke County farmer Jennifer Pollard supports local 4-H with funding from
Osceola Sentinel Tribune
“Our family won Grow Communities last year, so we are ecstatic to win the program funds again to continue supporting our local 4-H,” said Pollard, who is also the county youth & outreach coordinator for Clarke County 4-H. America's … America's

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Baseball: Allen’s home run helps UMS-Wright to big win over Clarke County, 13-1 – al.com

Baseball: Allen's home run helps UMS-Wright to big win over Clarke County, 13-1
al.com
Tanner Allen blasted a two-run home run in the first inning to get Class 4A No. 4 UMS-Wright started in a 13-1 win over host Clarke County in Area 1 play. Chauncey Callier was 3-for-4 for the Bulldogs (20-8, 3-0), while John Michael Shirley was 2-for-4

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Tornado watch in effect until 8 am for portions of Alabama; Flash Flood … – al.com (blog)

Tornado watch in effect until 8 am for portions of Alabama; Flash Flood
al.com (blog)
A Flash Flood Warning for has been issued for north central Conecuh County, northern Monroe County, Wilcox County, Wayne County, Choctaw County, Clarke County and northern Washington County. The NWS warns that the areas could see 1 to 2 inches …

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