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Cullman County Genealogy

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Cullman County Alabama History and Profile:

Cullman County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Colonel John G. Cullmann. As of 2000, the population was 77,483. Its county seat is the town of the same name, Cullman, Alabama. It is a “prohibition county,” or dry county. Cullman is served by TV stations and FM radio stations from both Huntsville and Birmingham. Cullman County is a part of the designated market area, or “DMA,” of Birmingham. Electricity in Cullman County is provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority and by the Alabama Power Company. For a long time, telephone service in this county was provided by the Southern Bell Company.

There is no commercial air transportation service in Cullman County, and this county is no longer served by intercity commercial buses.

The entirety of Cullman County forms the Cullman micropolitan area.

This area was inhabited for thousands of years by varying cultures of indigenous peoples. The historic Cherokee and Choctaw lived here at the time of European encounter. The Cherokee who remained in the county after Indian Removal in the 1830s have worked at reviving their culture in the last thirty years. The Echota Cherokee are a recognized tribe.

Cullman County was established by European Americans on January 24, 1877.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Cullman County, Alabama:

* Arab (part – part of Arab is in Marshall County)
* Ardell
* Arkadelphia
* Baileyton
* Battleground
* Berlin
* Bethel
* Bremen
* Birdsong
* Bolte
* Brooklyn
* Brushy Pond
* Bug Tussle
* Central
* Clifty
* Colony
* Corinth
* Crane Hill
* Cullman
* Dodge City
* East Point
* Etha
* Fairview
* Garden City (part – part of Garden City is in Blount County)
* Goldridge
* Good Hope
* Goodwin
* Hanceville
* Harmony
* Holly Pond
* Jones Chapel
* Joppa
* Logan
* Panama
* Providence
* Riverside
* Simcoe
* South Vinemont
* Thrasher Crossroads
* Trade
* Trimble
* Walter
* Welti
* West Point
* Wheat
* Wilburn


Cullman County Government

Cullman County Government – Official Site
Cullman County Courthouse
500 2nd Ave. S.W
Cullman, AL 35055

Arab Public Library
325 2nd Street Nw
Arab, AL 35016

Cullman County Public Library System
200 Clark Street Ne
Cullman, AL 35055

Garden City Public Library
City Hall
Garden City, AL 35070

Cullman County Historic Places

Ave Maria Grotto
Clarkson Bridge
Crane Hill Masonic Lodge
Cullman Downtown Commercial Historic District
Cullman Historic District
Ernest Edward Greene House
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Depot
Shady Grove Methodist Church and Cemetery

Cullman County Genealogy Resources

Cullman County Alabama USGenWeb

Cullman County Alabama USGenWeb Archives

Cullman County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Cullman County Historical Society

Vital Records

Cullman County Clerk
500 Second Avenue SW
Cullman, AL 35055
Phone: (256) 739-3530

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.


Tax Records


USGS listing of Cemeteries in Cullman County

Cullman 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 Cullman County, AL

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Governor Bentley’s Cullman County visit canceled Monday – Alabama’

Governor Bentley's Cullman County visit canceled Monday
CULLMAN COUNTY, AL – Governor Robert Bentley has canceled today's“Road to Economic Recovery Tour” in Cullman County due to the weather. The Governor was scheduled to appear at the grand opening of REHAU's automotive plant expansion.

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Cullman County crash kills 1 – (blog)

Cullman County crash kills 1 (blog)
CULLMAN COUNTY, Alabama – A Bremen man was killed Sunday night in a single-vehicle crash in Cullman County. The Alabama State Troopers on Monday identified the victim as Don Alan Phillips, 60. Authorities said Phillips was driving a 1988 Buick on …

Cullman County residential sales in March improve 13% from prior year – (blog)

Cullman County residential sales in March improve 13% from prior year (blog)
Supply: Cullman County area housing inventory totaled 697 units, an increase of 13.3 percent from March 2013. In addition, inventory increased 10.8 percent from the prior month. This direction is consistent with historical data indicating that March

Man Killed in Fatal Cullman County Crash –

Man Killed in Fatal Cullman County Crash
CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama State Troopers say a single-vehicle crash Saturday claimed the life of a Vinemont man. They say 21-year-old Pedro Toledo Romero was killed when the vehicle in which he was a passenger left the roadway and …
Vinemont man killed in single-vehicle accident after car leaves (blog)
Man killed in Cullman Co. crashWAFF

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Reward offered in theft case – Cullman Times Online

Reward offered in theft case
Cullman Times Online
The Cullman County Sheriff's Office is offering a reward for the arrest of those involved with multiple thefts of outdoor tools, utility vehicles and recreational equipment around the community. Cullman County Chief Deputy Max Bartlett said about $30

Cullman County mother now charged in infant’s death – Alabama’

Cullman County mother now charged in infant's death
CULLMAN COUNTY, AL – A mother was charged with aggravated child abuse a week after her son died on his one year-old birthday. Crystial Ballenger was arrested this week. Investigators said Ballenger and her boyfriend, Jeffrey Brown, took the baby to the …

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