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Jackson County Alabama History and Profile:

Jackson County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. Its name is in honor of Andrew Jackson, general in the United States Army and President of the United States of America. As of 2000, the population was 53,926. Its county seat is Scottsboro and it’s a prohibition or dry county. However, three cities within the county (Bridgeport, Scottsboro, and Stevenson) are wet. Jackson County covers parts of former Decatur County.

Jackson County was established on December 13, 1819.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Jackson County, Alabama:

* Bridgeport
* Bryant
* Dutton
* Flat Rock
* Higdon
* Hollywood
* Hytop
* Langston
* Paint Rock
* Pisgah
* Pleasant Groves
* Scottsboro
* Section
* Skyline
* Stevenson
* Woodville

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Jackson County Government

Jackson County Government – Official Site

WoodvilleOnline

Bridgeport Public Library
401 Alabama Avenue
Bridgeport, AL 35740

Scottsboro Public Library
1002 South Broad Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768

Stevenson Public Library
102 West Main Street
Stevenson, AL 35772

Woodville Public Library
26 Venson Street
Woodville, AL 35776

Jackson County Historic Places

Bridgeport Historic District
Brown-Proctor House
College Hill Historic District
Fort Harker
Public Square Historic District
Gen. William Rosecrans Headquarters
Russell Cave National Monument
Scottsboro Memphis and Charleston Railroad Depot
Stevenson Historic District
Stevenson Railroad Depot and Hotel
Townsend Farmhouse

Jackson County Genealogy Resources

Jackson County Alabama GenWeb Project Site

Jackson County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Jackson 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

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Transcription

1850 Federal Census Transcription – Agricultural Schedule

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Jackson County

Jackson 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.

Jackson County, AL at
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News Related to Jackson County, AL

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If you see this wanted man, do not approach; call Jackson County authorities – al.com


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If you see this wanted man, do not approach; call Jackson County authorities
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JACKSON COUNTY, Alabama –Jackson County authorities are seeking the public's help to locate a man wanted for attempted burglary. Lt. Rocky Harnen said the sheriff's office has a warrant for Walter Lee Green III, 23, of Bryant for second-degree
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Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office arrests man for burglaryWAFF
Pisgah man arrested after deputies say he caused $34000 worth of damage to a The Huntsville Times – al.com

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Jackson County man dies after drowning in Bridgeport city pool Saturday – al.com

Jackson County man dies after drowning in Bridgeport city pool Saturday
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The Jackson County Sheriff's Department confirmed the man had died, and deputies indicated the county coroner and investigator arrived at the pool around 5:30 p.m. The 48-year-old victim, Bert Weston Jr., was dead when they arrived. The drowning …




Jackson County authorities searching for escaped inmate around Stevenson – al.com


Chattanooga Times Free Press
Jackson County authorities searching for escaped inmate around Stevenson
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Authorities are looking for Jackson County Jail inmate Nathan Thomas Clark, 38. The sheriff's officer states Clark failed to return to the Jackson County Jail following his work detail with the parks and recreation department. County authorities and
Jackson County EscapeeWDEF News 12
Search broadens for Jackson Co. escapeeWAFF

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State Senator Shadrack McGill falls short in bid to become Jackson County … – al.com

State Senator Shadrack McGill falls short in bid to become Jackson County
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State Senator Shadrack McGill was defeated Tuesday night in his bid to be Jackson County's Revenue Commissioner. AL.com news partner WHNT reports Kathy Thompson received 1,418 votes, or 63 percent, to McGill's 834 votes, or 37 percent. McGill …
Alabama Sen. McGill loses bid for county officeChron.com

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Jackson County deputies find meth during burglary arrest – The Huntsville Times – al.com

Jackson County deputies find meth during burglary arrest
The Huntsville Times – al.com
JACKSON COUNTY, Alabama– A Jackson County man is in jail after deputies say they found meth on him while being booked on burglary charges. On Wednesday morning, deputies responded to a burglary at a home on County Road 45 in Fackler.
1 arrested in Jackson Co. burglary investigationWAFF

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