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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

2 teenagers killed in Russell County wreck – AL.com


WRBL
2 teenagers killed in Russell County wreck
AL.com
Two teenagers were killed and a third was injured in a wreck Tuesday afternoon south of Phenix City, according to Alabama State Troopers. The wreck happened at 3:07 p.m. when a 2000 Dodge Ram left Russell County Road 18, hit a tree and caught fire, …
Two teenage girls killed in Russell County car crashWRBL
Update: Two girls die in fiery crash on Oswichee Road in Russell CountyColumbus Ledger-Enquirer
2 teens killed in Russell Co. car crash TuesdayWTOC
FOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com
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Memorial planned for victims of Russell County accident – WTVM


Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Memorial planned for victims of Russell County accident
WTVM
RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – Community members are organizing a vigil at the scene of a fatal accident off Highway 18 near Fort Mitchell, where two teens, Janika Rogers and Asija Johnson, lost their lives Tuesday afternoon. The vigil will be held …
Two teen girls killed in a car crash on Hwy 18 in Russell CountyWLTZ 38 NBC
Students visit memorial at scene of fatal crash on Oswichee RoadColumbus Ledger-Enquirer

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Criminal Appeals upholds Russell County murder conviction of Springville man … – AL.com


WRBL
Criminal Appeals upholds Russell County murder conviction of Springville man
AL.com
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the Russell County murder conviction of a Springville man on Friday, the Attorney General's Office released. Sylvester Davis Jr., 32, convicted in Russell County Circuit Court in October of 2013 for the
Appeals court upholds murder conviction in Russell CountyNews Courier
AL attorney general upholds Russell Co. murder convictionWTVM
Sylvester Davis murder conviction upheldWRBL
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
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10 bags of marijuana, loaded handgun found in vehicle at Russell County High … – AL.com


WSOC Charlotte
10 bags of marijuana, loaded handgun found in vehicle at Russell County High
AL.com
Erin Edgemon | eedgemon@al.com By Erin Edgemon | eedgemon@al.com … Ten bags of marijuana and a loaded 9-millimeter handgun were seized from a student's vehicle in the parking lot of Russell County High School. The student, whose name wasn't …
Russell Co. High student detained after drugs, loaded weapon fou – WSFA.com WSFA
Drug bust leads to arrest of high school studentWLTZ 38 NBC

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Russell County refuses to release employee salary information – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Russell County refuses to release employee salary information
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Despite repeated requests from the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, the Russell County administrator's office has refused to release complete personnel information, including the names of those who work for the county. Under Alabama's Open Record Act, the …




These six Alabama counties responsible for almost all population growth since … – AL.com


AL.com
These six Alabama counties responsible for almost all population growth since
AL.com
Tawny Hampton, the transit director for the Lee-Russell County Council of Governments, said managing the region's bus system sometimes is a challenge. Between 26 and 28 buses roll each day, carrying 350 to 400 passengers on an appointment basis.

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