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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

“Etowah County” al – Google News

Etowah County CEO: Probably 2016 before pay raises considered – al.com

Etowah County CEO: Probably 2016 before pay raises considered
al.com
GADSDEN, AlabamaEtowah County CEO Patrick Simms said Tuesday that the county is probably another two years away from looking at across-the-board pay raises for employees. Before that, the county will do an assessment of existing pay and benefits …

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Protesters at Etowah County Jail march for immigration reform, end to detentions – al.com


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Protesters at Etowah County Jail march for immigration reform, end to detentions
al.com
The protest, which began around 10 a.m., was organized by the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice. About 100 people came, holding signs and chanting slogans in English and Spanish. The group chose the center because detainees are held and …
Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin says he expects future immigration-related The Huntsville Times – al.com
7 protestors arrested for blocking entrance to Etowah Co. DetentMyFoxAL
Immigration protesters arrested at Etowah County Detention CenterGadsden Times
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Active shooter drill in Etowah County today – Alabama’s News Leader

Active shooter drill in Etowah County today
Alabama’s News Leader
ETOWAH COUNTYAL -. An active shooter drill will take place at the Etowah County Courthouse Friday, April 18, 2014. It's part of training for law enforcement. A full-scale simulation of an active shooter inside the Judicial Building will allow
Etowah Co. authorities hold active shooter drill April 18MyFoxAL
Active shooter drill held at Judicial CenterGadsden Times
Ala courthouse shutting down for shooter drillWashington Times

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Etowah County Sheriff’s Lone Star Championship Rodeo set for May 9-10 – The Huntsville Times – al.com

Etowah County Sheriff's Lone Star Championship Rodeo set for May 9-10
The Huntsville Times – al.com
ATTALLA, Alabama — The Etowah County Sheriff's Office Mounted Unit will stage the Lone Star Championship Rodeo May 9 and 10. The event will take place at the Etowah County Fairgrounds in Attalla, 102 Griffin St. Gates open at 6 p.m. The rodeo starts
Mounted unit to host rodeoGadsden Times

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Students race for finish line at Etowah County Special Olympics in Gadsden – al.com

Students race for finish line at Etowah County Special Olympics in Gadsden
al.com
GADSDEN, Alabama — Skies today were as sunny as the smiles at the Etowah County Special Olympics. Students from schools in the Gadsden City, Attalla City and Etowah County systems competed against other students from rehabilitation centers and …
Participant in Special Olympics had special goalGadsden Times
Thousands gather for Special Olympics in GadsdenMyFoxAL

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More than 300 illegally dumped dead chickens poses problem for Etowah County – al.com

More than 300 illegally dumped dead chickens poses problem for Etowah County
al.com
GADSDEN, AlabamaEtowah County authorities are not sure why more than 300 dead chickens were illegally dumped on an abandoned road in a rural part of the county. Gadsden-Etowah EMA Director Mike Bryant said the chickens were reported last …
Roughly 300 dead chickens dumped on abandoned Etowah County roadTuscaloosa News (subscription)
More than 300 dead chickens illegally dumped on Etowah County roadThe Republic

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