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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

“Jackson County” al – Google News

Jackson County man charged with 33 counts of cruelty to animals for neglecting … – The Huntsville Times – al.com (blog)


Chattanooga Times Free Press
Jackson County man charged with 33 counts of cruelty to animals for neglecting
The Huntsville Times – al.com (blog)
JACKSON COUNTY, Alabama – An investigation into a herd of neglected cattle ended in an arrest of a Pisgah man. Tracy Stephen Skinner, 48, of faces 21 counts of cruelty to animals, nine counts of failure to bury livestock, and three counts of health
Appeals court grants former Alabama Governor hearingWAFF

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Jackson County couple charged after 5 one-pot meth labs discovered in home … – al.com (blog)

Jackson County couple charged after 5 one-pot meth labs discovered in home
al.com (blog)
JACKSON COUNTY, Alabama – Authorities here arrested a Bryant couple after they discovered five one-pot meth labs in their home Friday, according to Sheriff Chuck Phillips. Lawrence Knight Jr., 54, and Marsha Knight, 49, were each charged with unlawful …
Five Meth Labs Found in Jackson County HomeFox 54
Two arrested for drugs and meth in Jackson Co, ALWRCB-TV

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Smith brothers of Jackson County remembered as loving jokesters – SunHerald.com


SunHerald.com
Smith brothers of Jackson County remembered as loving jokesters
SunHerald.com
Bart Hughes, one of Roy's four kids, said: "He was also a huge Alabama fan and loved going up to the games — and giving a good ribbing to the Auburn people." Both Roy and Paul, longtime employees at Ingalls, were described as handymen who could fix …
Jackson County brothers Paul and Roy Smith killed in wreck on State Line RoadMississippi Press (blog)

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Alabama Man Arrested on Drug Charges in Jackson County – wmbb


Dothan First
Alabama Man Arrested on Drug Charges in Jackson County
wmbb
On March 24, 2014 at approximately 0530 hours a deputy with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office responded to the Steele City BP in Cottondale in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The caller advised that a person was inside the vehicle and slumped over …
Cottondale arrest leads to drug trafficking charges for Ala. manJackson County Floridan

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Alabama fugitive arrested in Marianna – Jackson County Floridan

Alabama fugitive arrested in Marianna
Jackson County Floridan
An Alabama woman wound up in Marianna after allegedly escaping custody in her home state during a work release period, but she's been found and will soon be Alabama-bound once again, according to a press release from the Marianna Police Department




Annual Rock Crawl Canceled in Jackson County – Fox 54

Annual Rock Crawl Canceled in Jackson County
Fox 54
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WZDX) – A popular Easter weekend event in Jackson County won't be happening this year and you could be arrested if you show up. The Landowners' Association in Jackson and Madison Counties canceled the Bingham Mountain …

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