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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


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.


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


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

News Related to Lamar County, AL

“Lamar County” al – Google News

Curry 7, Lamar County 3: No. 1 Yellow Jackets get by Bulldogs –

Curry 7, Lamar County 3: No. 1 Yellow Jackets get by Bulldogs
Ashlee Swindle came on to pitch the final 1 1/3 innings to earn a save, allowing no runs on two hits with no walks and two strikeouts. Keeli Bobbitt went 3-for-3 for Lamar County, while Logan Thomas had a hit and an RBI. Brooklyn Pennington took the

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Lamar County drowning victim identified – FOX6 WBRC –

Lamar County drowning victim identified
The body of a man found in a Lamar County pond Sunday afternoon has been identified. According to Lamar County Deputy Coroner Anna Miller, the victim has been identified as Jonathan Lee Graham, 35, of Sumrall. Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said …

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Community Calendar April 23 – Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg American
Community Calendar April 23
Hattiesburg American
•Meeting: Lamar County Democrats, 10 a.m.-noon, Purvis Voting Precinct/Community Center, 112 Shelby Speights Drive. ….. •Meeting: Al-Anon Progress Not Perfection Group, noon, Wednesdays, 38th Avenue Baptist Church, 419 N. 38th Ave. Friends and …

Community calendar for April 21 – Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg American
Community calendar for April 21
Hattiesburg American
Speakers: Southern District Public Service Commissioner candidate Sam Britton, Lamar County Justice Court Judge District 3 candidate Charles Greer and Kimberly Joy Lockley, Lamar County Attorney candidate. •Event: "Night in Italy," 4:30-7:30 p.m

Live updates from Saturday’s AHSAA first round baseball playoffs –
Live updates from Saturday's AHSAA first round baseball playoffs
6:01 p.m. – Class 3A Lamar County at Fultondale has been moved to Monday, time to be determined. Class 5A Randolph beat East Limestone 1-0 in eight innings in the first game before the Indians came back to win the second game 5-1. Game 3 is Monday …

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Annexation talks begin, Hattiesburg moving west – FOX6 WBRC –

Annexation talks begin, Hattiesburg moving west
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) – The city limits of Hattiesburg may move further west if annexation plans follow through. Hattiesburg City Council President Kim Bradley said he expects to present ideas for the annexation of Lamar County out to Highway 589 …

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