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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)


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.


1830 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Index & Transcription (& Images)

1860 Federal Census Index & Transcription

Tax Records


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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Live updates: Threat shifts to refrozen moisture as Central Alabama temps drop … –
Live updates: Threat shifts to refrozen moisture as Central Alabama temps drop
Elsewhere, icy patches exist and drivers are urged to use caution — especially on bridges. 7:07 a.m.: Alabama 174 between Pell City and Odenville is passable but slushy. Use extreme caution, according to the St. Clair County EMA. 6:57 a.m.: Alabaster

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Updated: Snow, ice, wrecks clutter Central Alabama roads; impassable areas … –
Updated: Snow, ice, wrecks clutter Central Alabama roads; impassable areas
St. Clair County: Treacherous conditions in the county, according to multiple reports from the EMA. U.S. 231 in the Wattsville area should be avoided due to slick roads and several wrecks, impassable from Ashville to Oneonta. Gadsden/Etowah County: All …

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Updated road conditions on Thursday – FOX6 WBRC –

Updated road conditions on Thursday
State troopers are working to clear abandoned vehicles on I-22, AL 129, AL 16 and U.S. 43. … St. Clair County EMA reports the roads are good except for northern areas including Mountain View Rd, CR-31 and Chandler Mountain. TALLADEGA COUNTY.
Snow/rain line shifting southward between now and midnightWSFA

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Birmingham-area schools announce delayed openings due to wintry weather … –
Birmingham-area schools announce delayed openings due to wintry weather
Cold rains were the main weather issue Monday, but that could turn to icy roads overnight as temperatures across Central Alabama fall below freezing. Dangerously icy roads will … St. Clair County Schools will have a two-hour delay. Sumiton Christian

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Four St. Clair cities ranked ‘Safest in Alabama;’ Margaret tops list – Newsaegis

Four St. Clair cities ranked 'Safest in Alabama;' Margaret tops list
SafeWise released its Top 30 Safest Cities in Alabama this week, and four St. Clair County communities were ranked in the top 14. Margaret topped the list, but Moody, Odenville and Springville weren't far behind, ranked Nos. 9, 11 and 14 respectively.

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St. Clair Probate awaiting ‘clarifying order’ before issuing same-sex marriage … – Newsaegis

St. Clair Probate awaiting 'clarifying order' before issuing same-sex marriage
Bowling said he would wait on a clarifying order before offering same-sex marriage licenses through St. Clair County. The US Supreme Court announced Monday it would not stop Alabama judges from granting same-sex licenses, as it's expected to take up …
Alabama probate judges torn between conflicting ordersAnniston Star

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