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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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Former Jackson County school resource officer charged with sex crimes against … – AL.com


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Former Jackson County school resource officer charged with sex crimes against
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A Jackson County grand jury heard the evidence and indicted Perry on nine counts of sexual offenses on March 12. The charges include statutory rape, second-degree sodomy, enticing a child for immoral purposes and sexual contact without consent.
Former SRO in Jackson County charged in 2003 rape caseWRCB-TV
Former school resource officer arrested on rape chargesWAFF
Ex-school resource officer accused of sex crimesAlabama’s News Leader

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Jackson County sheriff launches new website aimed at improving efficiency … – AL.com


AL.com
Jackson County sheriff launches new website aimed at improving efficiency
AL.com
Crystal Bonvillian | cbonvillian@al.com By Crystal Bonvillian … The Jackson County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced the launch of a new website designed to better allow residents to find the information they need. The new site, located at …

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Jackson County authorities seeking home invasion suspects, possibly ‘armed … – AL.com


AL.com
Jackson County authorities seeking home invasion suspects, possibly 'armed
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… tag in the rear window. These persons may be armed and dangerous so person should not attempt to contact the individuals." Anyone with information is asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff's office at 256-574-2610, or a local law enforcement agency.
Shots fired, suspects on the loose after Jackson County home invasionChattanooga Times Free Press
Home Invasion Suspect Hunt in Bridgeport, ALWDEF News 12
Jackson Co. robbery suspects believed in TNWTVM
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Jackson County couple arrested in Scottsboro motel room with drugs, parts of … – AL.com


AL.com
Jackson County couple arrested in Scottsboro motel room with drugs, parts of
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Crystal Bonvillian | cbonvillian@al.com By Crystal … Kenneth Chase Gifford, 23, of the Estillfork community and Stephanie Ann Ledwell, 37, of Scottsboro were in the Jackson County Jail Friday afternoon, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.
Man wanted for more than a month arrested at a Scottsboro motelwhnt.com

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Local family members mourn death – Jackson County Floridan


Jackson County Floridan
Local family members mourn death
Jackson County Floridan
Alford resident Melissa Hobbs is paternal great-aunt to Mary Alice Johns Joyner, a native of Jackson County who was killed last Sunday night in an apparent murder-suicide in Cottonwood, Alabama. Joyner and two others died, including Joyner's estranged …




Jackson County sets trial date for Barry Whitton in first wife’s 1997 slaying – AL.com


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Jackson County sets trial date for Barry Whitton in first wife's 1997 slaying
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Crystal Bonvillian | cbonvillian@al.com By Crystal Bonvillian | cbonvillian@al.com The Huntsville Times … A trial date has been set for a Jackson County man accused of murdering his first wife. WHNT News 19 reports that Barry Van Whitton, 46, will go

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