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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

JCJC opens new Clarke County Center – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com

JCJC opens new Clarke County Center
FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com
STONEWALL, MS (WDAM) – Students in the Clarke County area can take advantage of a new educational facility close to home which offers both academic and vocational opportunities. Jones County Junior College's new Clarke County Center in Stonewall …

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Baker 8, Clarke County 1: Lacey Sumerlin leads Honeybees to win over Bulldogs – AL.com

Baker 8, Clarke County 1: Lacey Sumerlin leads Honeybees to win over Bulldogs
AL.com
Lacey Sumerlin hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs, and also earned the victory on the mound to lead Baker to an 8-1 win over Clarke County at the Honeybee Invitational at West Mobile Park. Sumerlin homered to highlight a four-run fourth

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Theodore 2, Clarke County 1: Ryleigh Eddins throws one-hitter for Bobcats – AL.com

Theodore 2, Clarke County 1: Ryleigh Eddins throws one-hitter for Bobcats
AL.com
10 Clarke County 2-1 in Baker's Honeybee Invitational. Ryleigh Eddins gave up an unearned run in the first inning, then settled down to limit the Bulldogs to one hit and one walk over seven innings. She struck out three. Kalisha Hudson had the lone hit




Alabama initial unemployment claims fall to lowest level in 40 years – Gulf Coast News Today


Gulf Coast News Today
Alabama initial unemployment claims fall to lowest level in 40 years
Gulf Coast News Today
Neighboring Clarke County still remained at double digit unemployment, with a 10.4% preliminary February report, down from 13.9% a year earlier. “Alabama's February unemployment rate is very good news for our state,” Governor Bentley said. “This month
Chambers County unemployment drops nearly a full percentage point to 5.7 The Lafayette Sun

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Feds: Protect more than 330000 acres for black pine snakes – SunHerald.com


SunHerald.com
Feds: Protect more than 330000 acres for black pine snakes
SunHerald.com
The rule proposes to protect 338,100 acres in Forrest, George, Greene, Harrison, Jones, Marion, Perry, Stone and Wayne counties in Mississippi and in Clarke County, Alabama. Federal lands make up more than 70 percent of the proposed protected acreage.




Manage your land for turkey and you’ll most likely have gobblers to hunt – AL.com


AL.com
Manage your land for turkey and you'll most likely have gobblers to hunt
AL.com
With one of the highest turkey populations in the country estimated at between 400,000 and 450,000, Alabama's Turkey Study Leader said there's reason for hunter optimism across the state beginning with Saturday's opening morning of the 2015 spring

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