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Tuscaloosa County Genealogy




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Tuscaloosa County Alabama History and Profile:

Tuscaloosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is named in honor of the pre-Choctaw chief Tuskaloosa. In 2007, the population was estimated at 171,159. In 2000, the population was 164,875.

The county is the second-largest in the state in terms of area (trailing only Baldwin County) and sixth-largest in terms of population (behind Jefferson, Mobile, Madison, Montgomery,and Shelby counties).

Its seat and largest city is Tuscaloosa, the former state capital from 1826 to 1845. It is also the largest county in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Tuscaloosa County was established on February 6, 1818. Tourist attractions include University of Alabama football, the Bear Bryant Museum, the Kentuck Art Festival, Dickens Downtown, International City Fest, and Tuscaloosa Christmas Afloat.

Principal agricultural products in Tuscaloosa County have included hay, corn, cotton, soybeans, wheat and snapdragons. Major companies in the county have included JVC, Mercedes-Benz USA International, Uniroyal-Goodrich, and Phifer Wire Products.

On April 8, 1998, an F3 tornado struck northeast of Tuscaloosa. This windstorm injured two people and damaged five homes including mobile homes. It rotated seventeen miles (27 km) from Holman to north of Northport. Twenty-four homes and thirteen mobile homes were also in destruction. Moments later, an F5 tornado struck northeastern Tuscaloosa near the Black Warrior River before entering western Jefferson County.

Source: WIkipedia.

Cities and Towns of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama:

* Brookwood, 1,483
* Coaling, 1,115
* Coker, 808
* Holt CDP, 4,103
* Lake View, 1,357
* Moundville, 229 (partial – part of Moundville is in Hale County)
* North Bibb, 0 (partial – part of North Bibb is in Bibb County)
* Northport, 19,435
* Tuscaloosa, 77,906
* Vance, 464 (partial – part of Vance is in Bibb County)

Tuscaloosa County Government

Tuscaloosa County Government – Official Site

Tuscaloosa Public Library
1801 Jack Warner Parkway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Tuscaloosa County Historic Places

Alabama Insane Hospital
Audubon Place Historic District
Bama Theatre-City Hall Building
Battle-Friedman House
Byler Road
Caplewood Drive Historic District
Carson Place
City National Bank
Collier-Overby House
Downtown Tuscaloosa Historic District
Druid City Historic District
East Northport Historic District
First African Baptist Church
Fitch House
Foster Auditorium, The University of Alabama
Foster Home/Sylvan Plantation
Gorgas-Manly Historic District
Guild-Verner House
Robert Jemison Servants’ House
Jemison-Vandegraaff House
Samuel Johnson House
Murphy-Collins House
Northport Historic District
Old Observatory
Old Tuscaloosa County Jail
Pinehurst Historic District
President’s Mansion
Margaret Quayle Lustron House
Queen City Pool and Pool House
Searcy House
Searcy House
James Shirley House
Tannehill Furnace
Wheeler House
Wilson-Clements House

Tuscaloosa County Genealogy Resources

Tuscaloosa County Alabama ALGenWeb Project Site

Tuscaloosa County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Tuscaloosa County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Vital Records

Tuscaloosa County Clerk
714 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 349-3870

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 and Transcription – Partial

1860 Federal Census Index and Transcription

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Tuscaloosa County

Tuscaloosa 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.

Tuscaloosa County, AL at
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News Related to Tuscaloosa County, AL

“Tuscaloosa County” al – Google News

Man allegedly kicks toddler, stabs man in throat after drunken religious … – AL.com

Man allegedly kicks toddler, stabs man in throat after drunken religious
AL.com
Alabama — A 44-year-old man is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail after he allegedly kicked a toddler and stabbed a younger man in the throat after drunkenly arguing about religion Friday night. Sgt. Dale Phillips, the commander of the Tuscaloosa
Police: Man stabbed during drunken argument about religion in TuscaloosaTuscaloosa News (subscription)
Man stabbed following argument over religionFOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com

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Seven Tuscaloosa County residents inducted into Civic Hall of Fame – Tuscaloosa News (subscription)

Seven Tuscaloosa County residents inducted into Civic Hall of Fame
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
… citizens who truly represent its mission, which is to honor citizens of Tuscaloosa County who have made broad and lasting contributions to the betterment of this community,” said Jim Page, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.

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Tuscaloosa teen who tried to use Facebook to have family killed released to … – AL.com

Tuscaloosa teen who tried to use Facebook to have family killed released to
AL.com
Williams is forbidden from leaving the state of Alabama or committing any new offenses in the terms of her release, and must report back to the court in Tuscaloosa County after the completion the programs at the center in Opelika. Back in Tuscaloosa




Tuscaloosa County to receive federal money for storm shelter – Tuscaloosa News

Tuscaloosa County to receive federal money for storm shelter
Tuscaloosa News
Several more are under construction, including one on the University of Alabama campus, shelters at the Yellow Creek and Carroll's Creek fire departments, shelters at Alberta Elementary, Holt Elementary, the Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation and …




60-year-old woman accused of sexually abusing young boys in Tuscaloosa … – AL.com

60-year-old woman accused of sexually abusing young boys in Tuscaloosa
AL.com
(Tuscaloosa County Jail)Stephen Dethrage | sdethrage@al.com. TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — A 60-year-old Tuscaloosa woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually abusing boys in her neighborhood. According to court records, Mary Prince, …
60-year-old Tuscaloosa woman charged with child sexual abuseFOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com
60-year-old charged with child sexual abuse in TuscaloosaWIAT 42

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Allegedly drunken mother of 4-year-old found wandering rural road in … – AL.com


WIAT 42
Allegedly drunken mother of 4-year-old found wandering rural road in
AL.com
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — An allegedly drunken 24-year-old mother was arrested in western Tuscaloosa County Friday after deputies found her 4-year-old son wandering down the middle of a rural road this afternoon. Lt. Andy Norris of the Tuscaloosa …
mom charged after 4-year-old found walking alone on Romulus RoadTuscaloosa News (subscription) (blog)
Tuscaloosa mother arrested for endangering the welfare of a childAlabama’s News Leader
Tuscaloosa woman arrested after 4-year-old found in the streetFOX6 WBRC – MyFoxAL.com
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