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St. Clair County Genealogy




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St. Clair County Alabama History and Profile:

St. Clair County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of General Arthur St. Clair, who came to America from Scotland as an officer in the British Army in the French and Indian War. He settled in America and served as a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He also was the only Governor of the Northwest Territory.

As of 2000 the population was 64,742. It has one county seat in Ashville and another in Pell City. While other counties in Alabama have multiple courthouses, St. Clair County is the only county in Alabama with more than one county seat.

St. Clair County was established on November 20, 1818 by the Alabama Territory legislature by splitting the area from Shelby County. The county seat was incorporated and named “Ashville” in honor of John Ash. In 1836, a portion of St. Clair County was separated to establish Cherokee County and DeKalb County. In 1866, after the Civil War, a northeast section of the county was used to create Etowah County.

St. Clair County is home to Logan Martin Lake. It also contains Horse Pens 40, a private outdoor park on top of Chandler Mountain.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of St. Clair County, Alabama:

* Argo (part of Argo is in Jefferson County)
* Ashville
* Branchville
* Leeds (part of Leeds is in Jefferson County and in Shelby County)
* Margaret
* Moody
* Odenville
* Pell City
* Pinedale Shores
* Ragland
* Riverside
* Springville
* Steele
* Trussville (part – most of Trussville is in Jefferson County)
* Vincent (part – most of Vincent is in Shelby County)

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St. Clair County Government

St. Clair County Government – Official Site

Ashville Public Library
195 6th Avenue
Ashville, AL 35953

Doris Stanley Memorial Library
2900 Daniel Drive
Moody, AL 35004

Lallouise F. Mcgraw Library
42860 Highway 25 P.O. Box 3
Vincent, AL 35178

Odenville Public Library
150 Alabama Street
Odenville, AL 35120

Pell City Public Library
1923 1st Avenue North
Pell City, AL 35125

Ragland Public Library
738 Main Street
Ragland, AL 35131

Springville Public Library
6496 U.S. Highway 11
Springville, AL 35146

St. Clair County Library
139 5th Avenue
Ashville, AL 35953

St. Clair County Historic Places

John Ash House
Ashville Historic District
Avondale Mill Historic District
Dr. James J. Bothwell House
Fort Strother Site
Jacob Green House
Inzer House
Looney House
Rev. Thomas Newton House
Old Pell City Historic District
Pell City Downtown Historic District
Presley Store
Judge Elisha Robinson House
St. Clair Springs
Springville Historic District

St. Clair County Genealogy Resources

St. Clair County Alabama USGenWeb Project Site

St. Clair County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

St. Clair 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

1830 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Index & Transcription (& Images)

1860 Federal Census Index & Transcription

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in St. Clair County

St. Clair 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.

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Springville 2, Moody 1: Tigers take St. Clair County Tournament title – AL.com

Springville 2, Moody 1: Tigers take St. Clair County Tournament title
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2 Springville edged Moody 2-1 in the championship game of the St. Clair County Tournament. Abby Swaney scattered six hits and gave up one earned run with three strikeouts in seven innings for the Tigers. One of those strikeouts got Swaney out of a …




Pell City lieutenant laid to rest in St. Clair County – WTVM


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Pell City lieutenant laid to rest in St. Clair County
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PELL CITY, AL (WBRC) – Dozens of family, friends and law enforcement officers attended the funeral of Pell City Lt. Richard Woods on Thursday in St. Clair County. Woods died earlier this week after suffering a heart attack while responding to a traffic

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A done deal? Birmingham Water Works Board close to selling its St. Clair … – AL.com


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A done deal? Birmingham Water Works Board close to selling its St. Clair
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General Manager Mac Underwood after Wednesday's Senate hearing confirmed sale negotiations to AL.com. "We have been in meetings with St. Clair County," he said. The Water Works Board in 2014 hired a firm to evaluate the Moody system for a possible …




On Your Side: Cyber bullying prompts action from St. Clair Count – WSFA.com … – WSFA

On Your Side: Cyber bullying prompts action from St. Clair Count – WSFA.com
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St. Clair earns top-5 ranking in economic vitality – Newsaegis

St. Clair earns top-5 ranking in economic vitality
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Recently, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that St. Clair County currently leads the State of Alabama with an increase of 15.4 percent in median household income since 2009. And, according to the Auburn ECDI, the county has the lowest unemployment …




Lawmakers may allow voters to decide Sunday alcohol sales in Shelby, St. Clair … – AL.com


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Lawmakers may allow voters to decide Sunday alcohol sales in Shelby, St. Clair
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Alabama lawmakers are considering a bill that proposes a constitutional amendment allowing voters to approve Sunday alcohol sales in Shelby County at the next election. Additionally, a separate bill is under consideration that would allow voters in St


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