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Russell County Alabama History and Profile:

Russell County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Colonel Gilbert C. Russell, who fought in the wars against the Creek Indians. As of 2000, the population was 49,756. Its county seat is Phenix City.

Russell County is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Russell County was established by an act of the state general assembly on December 18, 1832, from lands ceded to the state by the Creek Indians. The county seat has changed several times: Girard (1833-1839), Crawford originally Crockettsville (1839-1868), Seale (1868-1935) and Phenix City (1935-present). It was named for War of 1812, Col. Gilbert Christian Russell, Sr., 1782-1861, 3rd U.S. Infantry.

Source: WIkipedia.

Cities and Towns of Russell County, Alabama:

* Glenville (unincorporated)
* Hurtsboro
* Ladonia
* Phenix City (part of Phenix City is in Lee County)
* Seale

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Russell County Government

Russell County Alabama Government – Official Site

Phenix City-Russell Co Public Library
1501 17th Avenue
Phenix City, AL 36867

Russell County Historic Places

Apalachicola Fort
Bass-Perry House
Brooks-Hughes House
Brownville-Summerville Historic District
Floyd-Newsome House
Fort Mitchell Site
Fort No. 5
Girard High School
Girard Historic District
Glenn-Thompson Plantation
Glennville Historic District
Joel Hurt House
Hurtsboro Historic District
Kid Alley Residential Historic District
Lower Twentieth Street Residential Historic District
Morgan-Curtis House
Samuel R. Pitts Plantation
Russell County Courthouse at Seale
Shapre-Monte House
Smith Residential Historic District
Snow Valley Residential Historic District
Uchee Methodist Church
Upper Twentieth Street Residential Historic District
Yuchi Town

Russell County Genealogy Resources

Russell County Alabama USGenWeb Site

Russell County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Russell 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

1840 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Index & Transcription

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Russell County

Russell 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.

Russell County, AL at
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News Related to Russell County, AL

“Russell County” al – Google News

Russell County Sheriff: Woman wielded gun, dumbbell on ex-boyfriend – al.com


Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Russell County Sheriff: Woman wielded gun, dumbbell on ex-boyfriend
al.com
SALEM, Alabama — A Russell County woman is accused of fatally shooting her former boyfriend in the back during an argument and then beating him in the head with a 10-pound dumbbell. The crime occurred on Saturday after Anterio Derran Wynn accused …
Officials: Russell County woman kills boyfriend who accused her of cheatingColumbus Ledger-Enquirer
Salem woman charged in boyfriend's murderWTVM

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Ex-Russell County stars Castillo and Webb help Alabama to 6-4 win over Texas … – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Ex-Russell County stars Castillo and Webb help Alabama to 6-4 win over Texas
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Chance Vincent and Mikey White each drove in two runs to lead Alabama to a 6-4 win over Texas A&M and a split of their Saturday doubleheader. Former Russell County stars made an impact in Game 2. Hunter Webb went …

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Russell County authorities find 6 pounds of marijuana, 6 guns in stash house … – al.com

Russell County authorities find 6 pounds of marijuana, 6 guns in stash house
al.com
PHENIX CITY, AlabamaRussell County authorities arrested three men after finding stolen guns and six pounds of marijuana in an apparent burglary stash house. The Lee County Sheriff's Office connected a vehicle seen during a rash of burglaries around …
Three arrested in Phenix City after collaborative investigationOpelika Auburn News
Sheriff: Three arrested at Phenix City burglary stash houseColumbus Ledger-Enquirer
Three arrested after guns and drugs found in Phenix City homeWTVM

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Gallup: Many residents report feeling unsafe in Columbus – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Gallup: Many residents report feeling unsafe in Columbus
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
However, the U.S. Census Bureau reports the Columbus Metro Statistical Area — made up of Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion and Muscogee Counties in Georgia and Russell County in Alabama — had a combined population of 316,554 as of July 1, 2013.

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Which Alabama city ranks among the worst in the nation for safety after dark? – al.com (blog)

Which Alabama city ranks among the worst in the nation for safety after dark?
al.com (blog)
The Columbus, Ga., metro area, which includes several counties in Georgia and Russell County in Alabama, finished fifth from last, just behind Mobile. The highest ratings overall were in Holland-Grand Haven, Mich., Fort Collins, Col., and Provo, Utah.




Study: Columbus residents more likely to struggle to afford housing – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Study: Columbus residents more likely to struggle to afford housing
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Some caveats: the Columbus Metro Statistical Area — which includes Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion and Muscogee Counties in Georgia and Russell County in Alabama — had a combined population of 316,554 as of July 1, 2013, according to the Census …


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