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Etowah County Alabama History and Profile:

Etowah County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is from the Cherokee language, which means “edible tree”. It is the center of the ‘Gadsden, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area’ which includes Etowah and Cherokee Counties. As of 2000 the population was 103,459. Its county seat is Gadsden. In area, it is the smallest county in Alabama.

Etowah was originally the southern part of DeKalb County, Alabama. However Baine County was established on December 7, 1866, named for General David W. Baine of the Confederate Army, with its county seat at Gadsden. The county was abolished in 1867, but a year later, Etowah County was created from the same territory. An F4 tornado struck here on Palm Sunday March 27, 1994. It destroyed Piedmont’s Goshen United Methodist Church twelve minutes after the National Weather Service of Birmingham issued a tornado warning for northern Calhoun, southeastern Etowah, and southern Cherokee.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Etowah County, Alabama:

* Altoona (part of Altoona is in Blount County)
* Attalla
* Boaz (part of Boaz is in Marshall County)
* Gadsden
* Gallant (unincorporated)
* Glencoe (part of Glencoe is in Calhoun County)
* Hokes Bluff
* Mountainboro
* Ohatchee (part of Ohatchee is in Calhoun County)
* Rainbow City
* Reece City
* Ridgeville
* Sardis City
* Southside
* Walnut Grove

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Etowah County Government

Etowah County Alabama Government – Official Site

Attalla-Etowah County Public Library
604 North 4th Street
Attalla, AL 35954

Gadsden-Etowah County Public Library
254 College Street
Gadsden, AL 35901

Rainbow City Public Library
3702 Rainbow Drive
Rainbow City, AL 35906

Rufus Floyd Public Library
3301 Alfords Bend Road
Hokes Bluff, AL 35903

Sardis City Public Library
296 Parkway Drive
Sardis City, AL 35956

Westside Public Library
5151 Walnut Grove Road
Walnut Gove, AL 35990

Etowah County Historic Places

Alabama City Library
Alabama City Wall Street Historic District
Eleventh Street School
Forrest Cemetery Chapel and Comfort Station
Gadsden Downtown Historic District
Gadsden Times-News Building
Charles Gunn House
Col. O.R. Hood House
Legion Park Bowl
Turrentine Historic District
U.S. Post Office (Attalla)
U.S. Post Office (Gadsden)

Etowah County Genealogy Resources

Etowah County Alabama GenWeb Project Site

Etowah County Alabama GenWeb Archives

Etowah County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Vital Records

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 however. 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

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Etowah County

Etowah 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.

Etowah County, AL at
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News Related to Etowah County, AL

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Etowah County woman 5 months pregnant arrested for using meth – al.com

Etowah County woman 5 months pregnant arrested for using meth
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GADSDEN, AlabamaEtowah County authorities have arrested a Southside woman, charging her with chemical endangerment of a child. Christina Goodson Amberson, 36, of Southside, was charged July 16 with "chemical endangerment of exposing a child …

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Etowah County man faces child sexual abuse, sodomy charges – al.com

Etowah County man faces child sexual abuse, sodomy charges
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GADSDEN, Alabama — A Gadsden man who until recently worked at a home for at-risk youth is in the Etowah County Detention Center on $300,000 bond facing child sexual abuse and sodomy charges involving two children. Etowah County Sheriff Todd …
Former youth worker facing sex abuse chargesWPMI Local 15 News

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Etowah County investigating incident involving woman shot 6 times – al.com

Etowah County investigating incident involving woman shot 6 times
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GADSDEN, AlabamaEtowah County authorities say charges are pending in a case from Saturday night involving a woman shot six times. Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin said a 53-year-old Piedmont woman called 911 to report that she had shot a …
Piedmont woman faces assault charges in shootingAnniston Star

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Etowah County woman surrenders after two-hour standoff – al.com

Etowah County woman surrenders after two-hour standoff
al.com
GADSDEN, AlabamaEtowah County authorities arrested an Attalla woman following a two-hour standoff Sunday night. Sheriff Todd Entrekin said in a news release that Glenda Karen Camp, 46, of Attalla, faces two misdemeanor charges of domestic …
Woman arrested after standoff; JSOG activatedGadsden Times

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2 Etowah County women charged with chemical endangerment of a child – Alabama’s News Leader

2 Etowah County women charged with chemical endangerment of a child
Alabama’s News Leader
ETOWAH COUNTY, Alabama — Two Etowah County women were arrested last weekend on felony charges of chemical endangerment of a child, Sheriff Todd Entrekin announced. Amy Renea Hall, 24, of Rainbow City, is charged with one count of chemical …
2 east Alabama women charged with chemical endangerment of childrenThe Republic

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Portable drug testing equipment cuts into Etowah drug case backlog – al.com

Portable drug testing equipment cuts into Etowah drug case backlog
al.com
GADSDEN, AlabamaEtowah County law enforcement officials say a new device has helped them significantly cut into a backlog of drug cases in just three months. But it's been a busy three months for Darron Walker, an agent with Etowah County's Drug …


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