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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 deputy charged with trafficking synthetic marijuana – al.com

Russell County deputy charged with trafficking synthetic marijuana
al.com
PHENIX CITY, Alabama — A Russell County Sheriff's deputy is accused of trafficking synthetic marijuana after 1.5 pounds of spice were found in his Lee County home. Brandon Williams, 24, worked in the traffic division for about two months, WTVM reported.
Ala. Deputy Arrested for Synthetic MarijuanaWTVY, Dothan

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Russell County man found murdered in trailer – al.com

Russell County man found murdered in trailer
al.com
SEALE, Alabama — The body of a murdered Seale man was discovered by Russell County authorities on Tuesday. Sheriff Heath Taylor told WTVM that the man was murdered, but hasn't released how he was killed. The man, whose name hasn't been …
Victim's identity released in Seale, Ala. murder investigationWTVM

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Officials: Russell County woman kills boyfriend who accused her of cheating – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Officials: Russell County woman kills boyfriend who accused her of cheating
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com Belinda Williams,center, is escorted Tuesday afternoon to the Russell County Jail by Rob Miller,left, and Brent Hopkins,right, both investigators with the Russell County Sheriff's Office. 04/15/14 MIKE HASKEY …
Russell County Sheriff: Woman wielded gun, dumbbell on ex-boyfriendal.com
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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UPDATE: 23-year-old Russell County homicide victim identified – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
UPDATE: 23-year-old Russell County homicide victim identified
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Reddit E-mail Print. ROBIN TRIMARCHI rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.com Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor and department investigators examine a mobile home on Avalon Circle in rural Russell County where the body of a white
Russell Co. Deputy arrested for involvement in drug trafficking operationWTVM

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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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