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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

Visually impaired man killed in hit-and-run in Jackson County – AL.com


AL.com
Visually impaired man killed in hit-and-run in Jackson County
AL.com
Alabama State Troopers say Ed Jack Cooper, 87, was walking close to his home when a 2001 Kia struck him shortly before 9 a.m. This was on County Road 93 about two miles north of Bryant. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say the driver, …
Elderly man hit, killed by vehicle in northeast Jackson Countywhnt.com

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Alabama man arrested in Jackson County on 215 charges of illegally harvesting … – gulflive.com (blog)


gulflive.com (blog)
Alabama man arrested in Jackson County on 215 charges of illegally harvesting
gulflive.com (blog)
Officers Patrick Carron and Jada Whittington were on patrol last week near the Chevron Refinery in Jackson County when they observed a commercial crab vessel in Bayou Cumbest. The officers attempted to stop the vessel for a regulatory compliance check, …
Alabama man arrested on 215 charges of illegally harvesting sponge crabs in SunHerald.com
Alabama man charged with illegally harvesting sponge crabsMississippi News Now
Alabama man charged with illegally catching sponge crabsTuscaloosa News (subscription)
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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
AL.com
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
Former sheriff's deputy who worked as a school resource officer is accused of Daily Journal

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Jackson County man dies in Easter Sunday head-on crash – AL.com


AL.com
Jackson County man dies in Easter Sunday head-on crash
AL.com
… a.m. on Alabama 40, about three miles east of Scottsboro, when the 2005 Toyota he was driving collided head-on with a 2010 Ford driven by Jackie Ray Warden, 60, of Valley Head. Alabama state troopers said Jarman was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Daybook: Recent births in the Jackson County area – MLive.com


MLive.com
Daybook: Recent births in the Jackson County area
MLive.com
Grandparents are Lisa and John Butterfield of Jackson, and Michele and Al Weel of Niles, Ill. Great-grandmother is Teresa Kapka of Niles, Ill. CLARK, Kali R., of Albion, a son, Candon Olin, born April 12, 6 pounds, 3 ounces at Allegiance Health




Storm batters Campbellton – Jackson County Floridan


Jackson County Floridan
Storm batters Campbellton
Jackson County Floridan
Her own home in Jackson County near the Alabama state line on U.S. 231 wasn't seriously damaged except for a limb that fell on the roof and made a small patch necessary. But the homes of little birds came down with the top limbs and foliage of many

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