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Colbert County Alabama History and Profile:

Colbert County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of brothers George and Levi Colbert, Chickasaw Indian chiefs. George Colbert operated a ferry across the Tennessee River in 1790 near present day Cherokee.

The county seat of Colbert County is Tuscumbia. It is part of the Florence – Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area known as “The Shoals”. As of 2000 the county population was 54,984.

Colbert County was originally established on February 6, 1867 after it split from Franklin County over political issues after the American Civil War. It was abolished eight months later by an Alabama constitutional convention and then reestablished on February 24, 1870. It is also the location of Ivy Green, the birthplace of noted author Helen Keller. Colbert County is also home of the towns Sheffield and Muscle Shoals where a lot of popular musicians such as Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones recorded music.

Source: WIkipedia.

Cities and Towns of Colbert County, Alabama:

Cities

* Muscle Shoals
* Sheffield
* Tuscumbia

Towns

* Cherokee
* Leighton
* Littleville

Unincorporated communities

* Buzzard Roost
* White Oak

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Colbert County Government

Colbert County Alabama Government Official Site

Cherokee Public Library
118 Church St.
Cherokee, AL 35616

Helen Keller Public Library
511 N. Main Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Leighton Public Library
8740 Main Street
Leighton, AL 35646

Muscle Shoals Public Library
1918 East Avalon Avenue
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Russellville Public Library
110 East Lawrence Street
Russellville, AL 35653

Sheffield Public Library
316 North Montgomery Avenue
Sheffield, AL 35660

Colbert County Historic Places

Barton Hall
Belle Mont
Buzzard Roost
Clyde Carter House
Chambers-Robinson House
John and Archibald Christian House
Colbert County Courthouse Square Historic District
Ivy Green
Johnson’s Woods
John Johnson House
La Grange Rock Shelter
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
E. L. Newman Lustron House
Nitrate Village No. 1 Historic District
Felix Grundy Norman House
The Oaks
Old Brick Presbyterian Church
Preuit Oaks
John Daniel Rather House
Rock Creek Archeological District (ACt44,ACt45)
Seven Mile Island Archeological District
Sheffield Downtown Commercial Historic District
Sheffield Residential Historic District
Tuscumbia Historic District
Tuscumbia Landing Site
Wilson Dam
William Winston House

Colbert County Genealogy Resources

Colbert County Alabama USGenWeb Site

Colbert County USGenWeb Archives

Colbert County Genealogy page at Kindred Trails

Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1568
Huntsville, AL 35807
“We continue to maintain an inventory of past publications of Valley Leaves for the nine North Alabama counties that the Tennessee River passes through: Colbert, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan.”

Vital Records

Colbert County Clerk
201 N. Main Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: (256) 386-8500

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

1870 Federal Census Transcription

1870 Federal Census Transcription – Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Transcription – industrial Schedule

1870 Federal Census Transcription – Agricultural Schedule

1930 Federal Census Images

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Colbert County

Colbert 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 Colbert County, AL

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Colbert County's Aleidra Bonner drives past Lauderdale County's Ashley Comer during the AHSAA 3A Girls Northwest Regional basketball semifinal game, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at the Tom Drake Coliseum in Hanceville, Ala. (Contributed by Jeff Johnsey).

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Live updates: Late-arriving winter storm dropping heavy snow on north Alabama – AL.com


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Live updates: Late-arriving winter storm dropping heavy snow on north Alabama
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4:02 p.m.: Old Madison Pike east of Shelton Road in Huntsville is iced over, according to EMA. 3:59 p.m.: A vehicle has rolled over on U.S. Highway 43 in Colbert County. All roads in Colbert declared inpassable. 3:55 p.m.: Colbert County roads

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Madison Academy 69, Colbert County 53: Joshua Langford’s big second half … – AL.com


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Colbert County's Justice Aycock drives around Madison Academy's Zak Meredith during the AHSAA 3A Boys Northwest Regional basketball semifinal game, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at the Tom Drake Coliseum in Hanceville, Ala. (Contributed by Jeff Johnsey).




Scenes from Sheffield: One of ‘Quad Cities’ but with unique personality – AL.com


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Scenes from Sheffield: One of 'Quad Cities' but with unique personality
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Sheffield, a city of about 9,000 people in Colbert County, is known as the Center of the Shoals. Of the four northwest Alabama towns that make up the Quad Cities of The Shoals – including Muscle Shoals, Florence and Tuscumbia – Sheffield is most




Portraits of area judges on display in Colbert courtrooms – Times Daily


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Portraits of area judges on display in Colbert courtrooms
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Caitlin Holland, left, places the portrait of 31st Judicial Circuit Court Judge Inge P. Johnson on an easel as Douglas Hargett talks about Johnson at the Colbert County Bar Association portrait presentation ceremony of retired judges in Tuscumbia.


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