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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

Lamar County promotes defensive coordinator – Macon Telegraph (blog)

Lamar County promotes defensive coordinator
Macon Telegraph (blog)
He was the head coach at Wadley in Alabama, going 5-6 in 2010. Abrams came to Barnersville from Dublin when Stephens arrived in 2012. The Trojans went 26-2-1 during the two seasons under Stephens. The Trojans' defense allowed more than 20 points …




Prep baseball: Start of some playoff series postponed – Anniston Star

Prep baseball: Start of some playoff series postponed
Anniston Star
Wellborn athletic director Jeff Smith said the Panthers are also on schedule to get started tonight against Lamar County at 4:30, and should have no problem since Vernon is west of the rain. … Situated equidistant between Birmingham, AL and Atlanta in t.




Lamar County football promotes defensive coordinator to replace Stephens – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Lamar County football promotes defensive coordinator to replace Stephens
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Abrams, an Arkansas native, had been a secondary coach for Dublin before coming to Lamar County with Stephens in 2012. Abrams was head coach at Wadley High in Alabama in 2010, when the team finished 5-6. Abrams also has assisted at South …




Flash Flood Warning for Fayette, Lamar, Walker and Jefferson Counties – Alabama’s13.com

Flash Flood Warning for Fayette, Lamar, Walker and Jefferson Counties
Alabama’s13.com
BIRMINGHAM, AL – THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… FAYETTE COUNTY, JEFFERSON COUNTY, LAMAR COUNTY AND WALKER COUNTY UNTIL 530 AM CDT MONDAY. AT 1115 …
ABC 33/40 Weather: Flash Flood Emergency (#alwx updates)Alabama’s News Leader

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Storms moving through, below severe limits – Alabama’s News Leader

Storms moving through, below severe limits
Alabama’s News Leader
A line of several thunderstorms was moving across northwest Alabama during the pre-dawn hours Friday, prompting severe thunderstorm warnings. An emergency manager reported numerous trees down before dawn in Lamar County, near Alabama's …

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AUM study shows number of children born out of wedlock growing – WSFA

AUM study shows number of children born out of wedlock growing
WSFA
More than 67.2 percent of the counties in Alabama registered a decline in the percent of population below the age of 5 between 2010 and 2012. Lamar County tops the list, followed by Cleburne and Bibb County. Counties that are more urban, such as …


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