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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.

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News Related to Lamar County, AL

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Lamar County woman indicted for cyberstalking – FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com

Lamar County woman indicted for cyberstalking
FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com
Keri Jo Ford, 38, of Purvis was arrested Friday and charged with one count of cyber-stalking. Ford was later released on a $1,000 bond. According to the indictment, between Sept. 1st 2014 and Sept. 4th 2014 did willfully, unlawfully, intentionally and …

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Nearly a foot of snow makes travel treacherous in north Alabama – Dothan Eagle


Dothan Eagle
Nearly a foot of snow makes travel treacherous in north Alabama
Dothan Eagle
The National Weather Service said preliminary reports showed a foot of snow fell in Marion County, near the Mississippi state line, and Lamar County received 11 inches. Areas in the state's northeastern and northwestern corners could break snowfall
Alabama finds itself digging out of nearly a foot of treacherous slushChattanooga Times Free Press
Winter storm dumps a foot of snow in north AlabamaTuscaloosa News (subscription)
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Community calendar for March 1 – Hattiesburg American


Hattiesburg American
Community calendar for March 1
Hattiesburg American
•Meeting: Al-Anon Progress Not Perfection Group, noon, Wednesdays, 38th Avenue Baptist Church, 419 N. 38th Ave. Friends and family of alcoholics … •Event: Beginner crochet classes, 9-11 a.m. Monday, Lamar County Extension Office. Learn basic crochet …

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Midfield 58, Lamar County 41: Patriots start fast, advance in Class 3A playoffs – AL.com

Midfield 58, Lamar County 41: Patriots start fast, advance in Class 3A playoffs
AL.com
Amaya Fluker and Kierra Hicks helped host Midfield build a huge halftime lead as the Patriots defeated Lamar County 58-41 in the Class 3A state tournament sub-regionals. Fluker scored 13 of her game-high 17 points in the first half and Hicks had nine




All 8 statewide Miss. officials challenged in election – Hattiesburg American


Fort Mills Times
All 8 statewide Miss. officials challenged in election
Hattiesburg American
Alisha Nelson McElhenney, who lives in Moss Point and teaches in Alabama, originally filed Thursday to run for a state Senate seat held by Republican Michael Watson of Pascagoula. There had been widespread speculation that Watson would become a tea …
All 8 statewide Mississippi officials challenged in electionFort Mills Times

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Preliminary snowfall totals in Alabama – Alabama’s News Leader


Alabama’s News Leader
Preliminary snowfall totals in Alabama
Alabama’s News Leader
Cherokee County. Cedar Bluff — 8 inches. Cleburne County. Borden Springs — 2.5 inches. Etowah County. Altoona/Hokes Bluff — 8 inches. Fayette County. Glen Allen Fowler's Crossroads — 9 inches. Jefferson County. Kimberly — 4 inches. Lamar County.


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