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Etowah County Genealogy




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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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2 Etowah County women charged with taking drugs while pregnant – The Huntsville Times – al.com

2 Etowah County women charged with taking drugs while pregnant
The Huntsville Times – al.com
GADSDEN, AlabamaEtowah County authorities have charged two women with chemical endangerment of a child. Sheriff Todd Entrekin in a news release said Kristi Dyan Johnson, 29, of Rainbow City, and Casey Browning Shehi, 36, of Gadsden, were …
Etowah County Sheriff's office announces chemical endangerment arrestsAlabama’s News Leader
Two charged with chemical endangermentGadsden Times
Etowah women charged with chemical endangerment of childrenWAAY

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Making music: Etowah County Marching Band & Cheer Expo tonight – The Huntsville Times – al.com

Making music: Etowah County Marching Band & Cheer Expo tonight
The Huntsville Times – al.com
GADSDEN, Alabama — Northeast Alabama band and cheer aficionados can get a sample of all of Etowah County's on-field talent tonight at Titan Stadium. The Marching Band and Cheer Expo begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for parents or students.




3 Etowah County women arrested for taking drugs while pregnant – AL.com

3 Etowah County women arrested for taking drugs while pregnant
AL.com
GADSDEN, AlabamaEtowah County authorities have charged three women in connection with testing positive for drugs while pregnant. According to a news release from Sheriff Todd Entrekin, Ashton Lauren Wood, 28, of Attalla, Jessica Amber Abner, 25, …
Deputies in Etowah County arrest three women for chemical endangermentAlabama’s News Leader
3 Etowah Co. women charged with chemical endangerment of childrenWAFF
3 Etowah Co. women charged with chemical endangerment of childreFOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com
Gadsden Times
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Etowah County man arrested for violating sex offender act – AL.com

Etowah County man arrested for violating sex offender act
AL.com
GADSDEN, AlabamaEtowah County authorities have arrested a man on charges of violating the state's sex offender laws. Carl Benjamin Roe, 51, of Gadsden, has been charged with one count of violation of identification requirements, Sheriff Todd
Man arrested for sex offender violationGadsden Times
Convicted sex offender arrested for failing to provide identific – WAFF-TV WAFF

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One Huntsville September: What it’s like in Etowah County’s lock-up for immigrants – The Birmingham News – al.com

One Huntsville September: What it's like in Etowah County's lock-up for immigrants
The Birmingham News – al.com
Lady Gaga, a chihuahua mix, sits with his trainer, a detainee at the Etowah County Jail, Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in Gadsden, Ala. Detainees train dogs from the animal shelter as part of their education program. (Eric Schultz / eschultz@al.com).




Alabama Power gives $10000 to Etowah County school – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com

Alabama Power gives $10000 to Etowah County school
FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com
"These children will come to us, they'll have letter recognition, sound recognition, number recognition, they're going to be prepared for what we're going to ask of a kindergartener," Moss said. Hildebrant called the check, which came from an Alabama

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