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Franklin County Alabama History and Profile:

Franklin County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Benjamin Franklin, famous statesman, scientist, and printer. As of the 2006 census estimates, the population was 30,847. Its county seat is Russellville and it is a dry county.

Franklin County was established on February 6, 1818.

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.

Many musicians and songwriters are from Franklin County including Billy Sherrill,Tammy Wynette,Ricky Pierce,Eddie Martin,Kerry Gilbert,and many others.

Source: Wikipedia

Cities and Towns of Franklin County, Alabama:

* Belgreen
* Hodges
* Phil Campbell
* Red Bay
* Russellville
* Vina

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Franklin County Government

Franklin County Alabama Government – Official Site

Haleyville Public Library
913 20th Street
Haleyville, AL 35565

Weatherford Public Library
307 4th Avenue S
Red Bay, AL 35582

Franklin County Historic Places

Alabama Iron Works
Overton Farm

Franklin County Genealogy Resources

Franklin County Alabama GenWeb Project Site

Franklin County Alabama GenWeb Archives

Franklin County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1568
Huntsville, AL 35807

Vital Records

Franklin County Clerk
P.O. Box 1028
Russellville, AL 35653-1028
Phone: (256) 332-8850
Fax: (256) 332-8855

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

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Transcription – Agricultural and Manufacturing Schedule

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Franklin County

Franklin 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 Franklin County, AL

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School bus wreck on Franklin Co. Rd. 46 – WAFF

School bus wreck on Franklin Co. Rd. 46
WAFF
FRANKLIN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) – There was a school bus wreck at around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday morning on Franklin County Road 46. There were no reported injuries, according to Superintendent Gary Williams. We will bring you more details as we receive …

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Scenes from Russellville: King Drive-In Theater, Frosty Inn and historic homes – AL.com


AL.com
Scenes from Russellville: King Drive-In Theater, Frosty Inn and historic homes
AL.com
RUSSELLVILLE, Alabama – This Franklin County town of about 10,000 souls, incorporated just three weeks before Alabama became a state in 1819, has the distinction of being built along one of the state's oldest routes. Jackson Avenue in downtown …




Decline in meth labs locally – Franklin County Times

Decline in meth labs locally
Franklin County Times
This kept over 1,300 grams of PSE from potentially being used in meth production in Franklin County. These sales were blocked by the NPLEx system, which is required to be used by all pharmacies in Alabama and most states in the country. NPLEx is the …




Unemployment drops in August – Franklin County Times

Unemployment drops in August
Franklin County Times
Unemployment rates for the month of August were recently released and showed Franklin County had a decrease in unemployment from July to August. Franklin County's unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent in August, which was a decrease from July's …

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Russellville community clings to hope for #10 after ATV wreck – whnt.com


whnt.com
Russellville community clings to hope for #10 after ATV wreck
whnt.com
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A stand-out high school football player suffered life-threatening injuries over the weekend during an ATV accident in Franklin County. Tonight, the Russellville football team struggles to focus as their friend and team-mate
Teammates play to support critically-injured captainWAFF

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Franklin completes law enforcement program – Franklin County Times

Franklin completes law enforcement program
Franklin County Times
A local police chief has received recognition for completing a continuing education program in his career field. “On behalf of the University Partnership for Alabama Continuing Education and the Alabama Association of Police Chiefs, I take great


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