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Shelby County Alabama History and Profile:

Shelby County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama and is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky. The county seat of Shelby County is Columbiana. As of 2009 U.S. Census estimated the population was 192,503. Shelby County ranks among the 100 highest-income counties in the United States. Shelby County’s growth has accompanied the decline of Birmingham and Jefferson County. The county’s newspaper is the Shelby County Reporter.

Shelby County was established on February 7, 1818, and named for Governor Isaac Shelby (1750–1826), of Kentucky.

Shelby County is home to Oak Mountain State Park, the Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area, and American Village.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Shelby County, Alabama:

* Alabaster
* Birmingham (part of Birmingham is in Jefferson County)
* Calera (part of Calera is in Chilton County)
* Chelsea
* Childersburg (part of Childersburg is in Talladega County)
* Columbiana
* Harpersville
* Helena (part of Helena is in Jefferson County)
* Hoover (part of Hoover is in Jefferson County)
* Indian Springs Village
* Inverness
* Lake Purdy
* Leeds (part of Leeds is in Jefferson County and in St. Clair County)
* Meadowbrook
* Montevallo
* Pelham
* Saginaw
* Shelby (east of Calera)
* Sterrett (northwest of Vincent)
* Vandiver (northeast of Chelsea)
* Vincent (part of Vincent is in St. Clair County and in Talladega County)
* Westover
* Wilsonville
* Wilton

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Shelby County Government

Shelby County Alabama Government – Official Site

Albert L. Scott Library
100 9th Street Nw
Alabaster, AL 35007

Calera Public Library
1241 17th Avenue
Calera, AL 35040

Chelsea Public Library
16623 Highway 280
Chelsea, AL 35043

Columbiana Public Library
50 Lester Street
Columbiana, AL 35051

Harrison Regional Library System
50 Lester Street
Columbiana, AL 35051

Helena Public Library
230 Tucker Road
Helena, AL 35080

North Shelby Library
5521 Cahaba Valley Road
Birmingham, AL 35242

Parnell Memorial Library
845 Valley Street
Montevallo, AL 35115

Pelham Public Library
3160 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124

Wilsonville Public Library
Main Street P.O. Box 24
Wilsonville, AL 35186

Vincent McGraw Library
42860 Highway 25
Vincent, AL 35115
Phone 672-2749
FAX 672-2749
Mon & Thurs 12-6
Tues & Wed 10-4
Sat 8-12

Shelby County Historic Places

Alabama Girls’ Industrial School
Calera Downtown Historic District
Chancellor House
Columbiana City Hall
Helena Historic District
King House
McKibbon House
Old Rock House

Shelby County Genealogy Resources

Shelby County Alabama USGenweb Site

Shelby County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Shelby 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

1850 Federal Census Index & Transcription

1880 Federal Census Transcription – Mortality Schedule

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Shelby County

Shelby 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.

Shelby County, AL at
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News Related to Shelby County, AL

“Shelby County” al – Google News

Shelby County Arts Council accepting entries for annual Juried Art Show – al.com

Shelby County Arts Council accepting entries for annual Juried Art Show
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SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama – The Shelby County Arts Council is accepting submissions for its sixth annual Juried Art Show until midnight Aug. 10. Amateur and professional artists can digitally submit up to three pieces for consideration in the show.

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Most Shelby County cities join state back-to-school sales tax holiday Aug. 1-3 – al.com

Most Shelby County cities join state back-to-school sales tax holiday Aug. 1-3
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SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama — Shelby County and most of its municipalities are waiving sales taxes on specific school-related items during Alabama's tax back-to school holiday this weekend. The state's eighth annual sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. …




Steve Martin leaves a legacy after 26 years on Shelby County school board – al.com

Steve Martin leaves a legacy after 26 years on Shelby County school board
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SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama — Ellie Glasscox was the first superintendent at the Shelby County School District to serve with fledgling Board of Education member Steve Martin back in the mid-'80s. What was Martin like as a board member? "Stubborn.

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Shelby County Shindig barbecue cook-off is July 19 in Columbiana – al.com

Shelby County Shindig barbecue cook-off is July 19 in Columbiana
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COLUMBIANA, Alabama – Downtown Columbiana will heat up on July 19 when the Shelby County Shindig barbecue cook-off delivers food, music and fun. The cook-off is a benefit for the Shelby County Arts Council and the South Shelby Chamber of …

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Armed robbery suspects at large in Full Moon Bar-B-Que heist in Shelby County – al.com

Armed robbery suspects at large in Full Moon Bar-B-Que heist in Shelby County
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SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama — The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding two suspects involved in the armed robbery of a restaurant on U.S. Highway 280 on Friday night. The agency in a statement released today said two …

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Shelby County’s Caldwell Mill Road, Cahaba Valley Trace resurfacing begins – al.com

Shelby County's Caldwell Mill Road, Cahaba Valley Trace resurfacing begins
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SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama – Repaving is scheduled to begin today on a project involving Caldwell Mill Road and certain related roads in the area. The project includes resurfacing Caldwell Mill Road between Highway 119 and Valleydale Road.


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