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Lamar County Alabama History and Profile:

Lamar County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, member of the United States Senate from Mississippi. As of 2000 the population was 15,904. As of 2009 its population had shrunk to 14,295. Its county seat is Vernon and it’s a prohibition or dry county.

Jones County was established on February 4, 1867, with land taken from the southern part of Marion County and the western part of Fayette County, and was named for E. P. Jones of Fayette County, with its county seat at Vernon. It was abolished on November 3, 1867. On October 8, 1868, the area was again organized into a county, but as another county had been recently named “Jones”, the new county was named Sanford, in honor of H. C. Sanford of Cherokee County. On February 8, 1877, the county was renamed Lamar in honor of Senator L.Q.C. Lamar of Mississippi.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Lamar County, Alabama:

* Beaverton
* Detroit
* Kennedy
* Millport
* Sulligent
* Vernon

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Lamar County Government

Kennedy Public Library
17885 Highway 96
Kennedy, AL 35574

Mary Wallace Cobb Memorial Library
(Houses Genealogical Society Collection)
110 First Ave. W
Vernon, AL 35592

Millport Public Library
920 Black Street
Millport, AL 35576

Sulligent Public Library
514 Elm Street
Sulligent, AL 35586

Lamar County Historic Places

James Greer Bankhead House

Lamar County Genealogy Resources

Lamar County Alabama USGenWeb Site

Lamar County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Lamar County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Lamar County Genealogical and Historical Society
P. O. Box 357
Vernon, AL 35592-0357

Vital Records

Lamar County Clerk
PO Box 388
Vernon, Alabama 35592
Phone: (205) 695-7333
Fax: (205) 695-8522

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

1870 Federal Census Index – Sanford which is now Lamar County

1870 Federal Census Images – Sanford which is now Lamar County

1880 Federal Census Index

1880 Federal Census Images

1900 Federal Census Images

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Lamar County

Lamar County Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemetery Transcriptions (Although both are usgenweb this seems a slightly different listing.)

* Blooming Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
* Christian Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery
* Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery
* Furnace Hill Cemetery
* Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
* Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery
* Meadow Branch Baptist Church Cemetery
* Mount Olive Church of Christ Cemetery
* Old Mount Nebo Cemetery
* Shiloh (Pinhook) United Methodist Church Cemetery
* Sulligent City Cemetery
* Vernon City Cemetery

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.

Lamar County, AL at
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News Related to Lamar County, AL

“Lamar County” al – Google News

Voting underway in Lamar County Alabama sheriff’s race – WTVA

Voting underway in Lamar County Alabama sheriff's race
WTVA
SULLIGENT, Ala. (WTVA) — Voters across Alabama are going to the polls today to settle some party primary runoffs. The biggest race locally is in Lamar County where the winner of the Democratic primary will become the next sheriff. Two deputies, Marty …

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The Commercial Dispatch
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Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
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Vernon looks to further highway repair – The Commercial Dispatch

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The Commercial Dispatch
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Gravesites of 28 notable or notorious Alabamians, from Bear Bryant to Hank … – The Birmingham News – al.com

Gravesites of 28 notable or notorious Alabamians, from Bear Bryant to Hank
The Birmingham News – al.com
11, 1913- Jan. 26, 1983. Interred in historic Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham. Read his FindAGrave.com entry here. Rube Burrow, outlaw, known as the Jesse James of Alabama. Dec. 11, 1855-Oct. 8, 1890. Interred in Fellowship Cemetery in Lamar County.


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