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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
 
The County was named in honor of Colonel John G. Cullmann.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/cullman/ 06/02/2017.</ref>The county is located in the north-central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cullman, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cullman_County,_Alabama 06/02/2017.</ref>
 
The County was named in honor of Colonel John G. Cullmann.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/cullman/ 06/02/2017.</ref>The county is located in the north-central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cullman, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cullman_County,_Alabama 06/02/2017.</ref>
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
 
{{AL Courthouse Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Courthouse Intro|Cullman}}
 
'''Cullman County Courthouse'''<br>500 2nd Avenue SW, Rm 303<br>Cullman, AL 35055<br>Phone: 256-775-4654 <br>[http://www.co.cullman.al.us/ Cullman County Website] <br><br>
 
'''Cullman County Courthouse'''<br>500 2nd Avenue SW, Rm 303<br>Cullman, AL 35055<br>Phone: 256-775-4654 <br>[http://www.co.cullman.al.us/ Cullman County Website] <br><br>
 
Probate Judge has marriage, divorce, probate <br>and land records from 1877and old newpapers <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
Probate Judge has marriage, divorce, probate <br>and land records from 1877and old newpapers <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
=== Cullman County, Alabama Record Dates ===
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===Cullman County, Alabama Record Dates===
 
{{AL Record Dates Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Record Dates Intro|Cullman}}
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |[[Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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=== Record Loss ===
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===Record Loss===
 
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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===Boundary Changes===
 
{{AL Boundary Changes Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Boundary Changes Intro|Cullman}}
 
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*'''1877'''--Cullman County was created 24 January 1877 from [[Blount County, Alabama Genealogy|Blount]], [[Morgan County, Alabama Genealogy|Morgan]], and [[Winston County, Alabama Genealogy|Winston]] Counties.<br>''
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*'''1877'''--Cullman County was created 24 January 1877 from [[Blount County, Alabama Genealogy|Blount]], [[Morgan County, Alabama Genealogy|Morgan]], and [[Winston County, Alabama Genealogy|Winston]] Counties.<br>
 
*'''County seat:''' Cullman<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
*'''County seat:''' Cullman<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps"] (1799-1980) may be viewed  at the MapofUS.org website.
 
For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps"] (1799-1980) may be viewed  at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
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=== Populated Places ===
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===Populated Places===
 
{{AL Populated Places Intro|Cullman}}<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cullman County, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cullman_County,_Alabama, accessed 9  October 2018.</ref>
 
{{AL Populated Places Intro|Cullman}}<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cullman County, Alabama," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cullman_County,_Alabama, accessed 9  October 2018.</ref>
  
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=== History Timeline ===
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===History Timeline===
 
{{AL Historical Timeline Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Historical Timeline Intro|Cullman}}
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
{{AL Resources Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Resources Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===Bible Records===
 
{{AL Bible Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Bible Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Biographies ===
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===Biographies===
 
{{AL Biographies Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Biographies Intro|Cullman}}
  
* Biographies of many notable residents of Cullman County were published in ''Memorial Record of Alabama'' (1893). Digital version at {{FSbook|107673}}. Begins on page 798.
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*Biographies of many notable residents of Cullman County were published in ''Memorial Record of Alabama'' (1893). Digital version at {{FSbook|107673}}. Begins on page 798.
  
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
 
{{AL Business Records Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Business Records Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===Cemeteries===
 
{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Cemeteries Intro|Cullman}}
  
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-cullman.htm Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alabama/al-cullman.htm Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://Alabamagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid22 Alabama Gravestones]
 
*[http://Alabamagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid22 Alabama Gravestones]
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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*{{FHL|405157|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|405157|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Alabama/Cullman-County?id=county_47 Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Alabama/Cullman-County?id=county_47 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Cullman-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Cullman-county-Alabama-cemetery-records.htm Alabama Cemeteries]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>See '''[[Alabama Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Cullman.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/AL/Cullman.htm Interment.net] Alabama cemetery records by county.
  
=== Census Records ===
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===Census Records===
 
{{AL Census Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Census Intro|Cullman}}
  
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*'''1866''' {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1866''' {{RecordSearch|1915987|Alabama State Census, 1866}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
=== Church Records ===
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===Church Records===
 
{{AL Church Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Church Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Court Records ===
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===Court Records===
 
{{AL Court Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Court Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Directories ===
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===Directories===
 
{{AL Directories Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Directories Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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===Emigration and Immigration===
 
{{AL Emigration Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Emigration Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
 
{{AL Ethnic Groups Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Ethnic Groups Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Funeral Homes ===
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===Funeral Homes===
 
{{AL Funeral Homes Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Funeral Homes Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Genealogies ===
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===Genealogies===
 
{{AL Genealogies Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Genealogies Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Guardianship ===
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===Guardianship===
 
{{AL Guardianship Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Guardianship Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Land and Property Records ===
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===Land and Property Records===
 
{{AL Land Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Land Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Local Histories ===
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===Local Histories===
 
{{AL Histories Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Histories Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
 
{{AL Maps Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Maps Intro|Cullman}}
  
 
{{AL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{AL Cullman County}}}}
 
{{AL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{AL Cullman County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
  
=== Migration ===
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===Migration===
 
{{AL Migration Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Migration Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Military Records ===
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===Military Records===
 
{{AL Military Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Military Intro|Cullman}}
  
 
'''''Civil War'''''<br>
 
'''''Civil War'''''<br>
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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932389|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932389|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932139|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*'''1880-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3029256|Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930's}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1880-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3029256|Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930's}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1907, 1921, 1927''' {{RecordSearch|2487274|Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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'''''Civil War Battle Fought in Cullman County'''''<br>
 
'''''Civil War Battle Fought in Cullman County'''''<br>
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*1863 - April 30 Day's Gap, also known as Sand Mountain
 
*1863 - April 30 Day's Gap, also known as Sand Mountain
  
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
 
'''''World War I'''''<br>
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*'''1917-1919''' {{RecordSearch|2865018|Alabama, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1917-1919''' {{RecordSearch|2865018|Alabama, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
 
'''''World War II'''''
 
'''''World War II'''''
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2691991|Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2691991|Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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===Naturalization and Citizenship===
 
{{AL Naturalization Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Naturalization Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Newspapers ===
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===Newspapers===
 
{{AL Newspapers Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Newspapers Intro|Cullman}}
  
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:*'''1937-38, 1942-43, 1947''' ''The Cullman Banner'' at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50338 Ancestry] $
 
:*'''1937-38, 1942-43, 1947''' ''The Cullman Banner'' at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50338 Ancestry] $
  
=== Obituaries ===
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===Obituaries===
 
{{AL Obituaries Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Obituaries Intro|Cullman}}
  
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*:*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/al/cullman/webbbs_config.pl Cullman County, Alabama Obituary and Death Notices Collection]
 
*:*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/al/cullman/webbbs_config.pl Cullman County, Alabama Obituary and Death Notices Collection]
  
=== Other Records ===
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===Other Records===
 
{{AL Other Records Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Other Records Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Periodicals ===
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===Periodicals===
 
{{AL Periodicals Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Periodicals Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
 
{{AL Probate Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Probate Intro|Cullman}}
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''<br>
 
'''Online Probate Records'''<br>
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*'''1753-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at  Ancestry $
 
*'''1753-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8799 Alabama Wills and Probate Records 1753-1999] at  Ancestry $
 
*'''1809-1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at FamilySearch
 
*'''1809-1985''' {{RecordSearch|1925446|Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985}} at FamilySearch
  
=== School Records ===
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===School Records===
 
{{AL Schools Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Schools Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Tax Records ===
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===Tax Records===
 
{{AL Tax Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Tax Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===Vital Records===
 
{{AL Vital Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Vital Intro|Cullman}}
  
==== Birth ====
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====Birth====
 
{{AL Birth Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Birth Intro|Cullman}}
  
 
:*'''1881-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch
 
:*'''1881-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3335352|Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, and some images
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|3335352|Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, and some images
==== Marriage ====
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{{AL Marriage Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Marriage Intro|Cullman}}
  
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at Ancestry S. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
 
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at Ancestry S. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
  
==== Death ====
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====Death====
 
{{AL Death Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Death Intro|Cullman}}
  
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:*'''1908-1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths,1908-59] at Ancestry $
 
:*'''1908-1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths,1908-59] at Ancestry $
  
==== Divorce ====
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====Divorce====
 
{{AL Divorce Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Divorce Intro|Cullman}}
  
== Research Facilities ==
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==Research Facilities==
 
{{AL Research Facilities Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Research Facilities Intro|Cullman}}
  
=== Archives ===
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===Archives===
 
{{AL Archives Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Archives Intro|Cullman}}
 
'''Cullman County Archives''' <br>County Courthouse<br>500 2 Ave SW<br>Cullman, AL 35055<br>Phone: 256-775-4671<br>[https://archives.alabama.gov/counties/cullman.html website]
 
'''Cullman County Archives''' <br>County Courthouse<br>500 2 Ave SW<br>Cullman, AL 35055<br>Phone: 256-775-4671<br>[https://archives.alabama.gov/counties/cullman.html website]
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'''Alabama Department of Archives and History, Cullman County'''<br>P.O. Box 300100<br>624 Washington Ave.<br> Montgomery, AL 36130<br>Phone: 334-242-4435<br>[https://archives.alabama.gov/counties/cullman.html website]
 
'''Alabama Department of Archives and History, Cullman County'''<br>P.O. Box 300100<br>624 Washington Ave.<br> Montgomery, AL 36130<br>Phone: 334-242-4435<br>[https://archives.alabama.gov/counties/cullman.html website]
  
=== Family History Centers ===
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===Family History Centers===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
*'''Cullman Alabama Family History Center'''<br>910 St. Joseph Drive N.W.<br>Cullman, Cullman, Alabama, United States<br> 256-739-0891<br> [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Cullman_Alabama_Family_History_Center/ Website]<br>
 
*'''Cullman Alabama Family History Center'''<br>910 St. Joseph Drive N.W.<br>Cullman, Cullman, Alabama, United States<br> 256-739-0891<br> [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Cullman_Alabama_Family_History_Center/ Website]<br>
  
=== Libraries ===
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===Libraries===
 
{{AL Libraries Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Libraries Intro|Cullman}}
  
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801 Main St NW<br>Hanceville, Cullman, Alabama, United States<br>
 
801 Main St NW<br>Hanceville, Cullman, Alabama, United States<br>
 
256-352-8265 <br>
 
256-352-8265 <br>
[http://www.wallacestate.edu/Library/Genealogy/ Website]<br>
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[http://www.wallacestate.edu/Library/Genealogy/ Website]<br>
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::Wallace State's extensive and growing collection of research materials includes books, periodicals, microfilm, microfiche, CD-ROM disks, computer programs, family folders and more. Some sources cover the entire United States. The collection is centered on Alabama, neighboring states, the Old South, Kentucky, the Civil War and Cherokee Indians. The program has access to the 2.5 million microfilm reel collection of records from the Genealogical Society of Utah.<br>
 
::Wallace State's extensive and growing collection of research materials includes books, periodicals, microfilm, microfiche, CD-ROM disks, computer programs, family folders and more. Some sources cover the entire United States. The collection is centered on Alabama, neighboring states, the Old South, Kentucky, the Civil War and Cherokee Indians. The program has access to the 2.5 million microfilm reel collection of records from the Genealogical Society of Utah.<br>
  
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'''Cullman Cullman Public Library''' <br>200 Clark Street NE<br>Cullman, Alabama 35055<br>Phone: 256-734-2720<br>[http://www.ccpls.com Cullman/ Website]<br>
 
'''Cullman Cullman Public Library''' <br>200 Clark Street NE<br>Cullman, Alabama 35055<br>Phone: 256-734-2720<br>[http://www.ccpls.com Cullman/ Website]<br>
  
=== Museums ===
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===Museums===
 
{{AL Museums Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Museums Intro|Cullman}}
 
'''Cullman County Museum'''<br>211 2nd Avenue NE<br> Cullman, AL 35055<br>Phone: 256-739-1258<br> [http://cullmancountymuseum.com/ website]
 
'''Cullman County Museum'''<br>211 2nd Avenue NE<br> Cullman, AL 35055<br>Phone: 256-739-1258<br> [http://cullmancountymuseum.com/ website]
  
== Societies ==
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==Societies==
 
{{AL Societies Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Societies Intro|Cullman}}
  
'''North Central Alabama Genealogical Society''' <br>
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'''North Central Alabama Genealogical Society''' <br>This society is not an active.   <br><br><br>
P. O.  Box 13 <br>
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Cullman, AL 35056-0013 <br>
 
[http://www.co.cullman.al.us/history.html/ Website]<br>
 
 
::Publication: Alabama Family History and Genealogy News<br>
 
::Publication: Alabama Family History and Genealogy News<br>
 
::Collection includes: Early Catholic records, including baptisms, marriages, deaths, and cemetery records for Cullman County and Warrior Church<br>
 
::Collection includes: Early Catholic records, including baptisms, marriages, deaths, and cemetery records for Cullman County and Warrior Church<br>
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[https://cullmanhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com/?fbclid=IwAR36tVn5xiUFk5OloWL0v43MXK50XvJzW_949_K-U34YK_E7mjL51QAdCJ0 website]
 
[https://cullmanhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com/?fbclid=IwAR36tVn5xiUFk5OloWL0v43MXK50XvJzW_949_K-U34YK_E7mjL51QAdCJ0 website]
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
 
{{AL Websites Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Websites Intro|Cullman}}
  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/cullman.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/cullman.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
*[http://www.algw.org/cullman/ Cullman County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
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*[http://www.algw.org/cullman/ Cullman County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Cullman/ Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Cullman/ Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|192483|Alabama|Cullman}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|192483|Alabama|Cullman}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
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*[http://www.algw.org/ Al Gen Web]
 
*[http://www.algw.org/ Al Gen Web]
  
== Research Guides ==
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==Research Guides==
 
{{AL Research Guides Intro|Cullman}}
 
{{AL Research Guides Intro|Cullman}}
  
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Revision as of 14:37, 25 March 2020

Guide to Cullman County, Alabama ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Cullman
Organized: January 24, 1877
Parent County(s): Blount, Morgan, Winston[1]
Neighboring Counties
Blount  • Lawrence  • Morgan  • Walker  • Winston  •
See County Maps
Courthouse
Cullman County, AL Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Cullman County Alabama.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named in honor of Colonel John G. Cullmann.[2]The county is located in the north-central area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Cullman County Courthouse
500 2nd Avenue SW, Rm 303
Cullman, AL 35055
Phone: 256-775-4654
Cullman County Website

Probate Judge has marriage, divorce, probate
and land records from 1877and old newpapers [4]

Cullman County, Alabama Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[5]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate Census
1877 1877 1887 1877 1877 1877 1816
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1908. General compliance for births by 1927 and for deaths 1925.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1877--Cullman County was created 24 January 1877 from Blount, Morgan, and Winston Counties.
  • County seat: Cullman[6]

For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps" (1799-1980) may be viewed at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in Cullman County:[7]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator.

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
  • Crane Hill
  • Damascus
  • Dripping Springs
  • Dyers Crossroads
  • Enon
  • Fairview West
  • Gold Ridge
  • Grandview
  • Guthery Crossroads
  • Johnsons Crossing
  • Jones Chapel
  • Logan
  • Longview
  • Loretto
  • Misty Harbor
  • Mount Zion
  • Nesmith
  • New Canaan
  • New Harmony
  • North Vinemont
  • North Walter
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

  • Biographies of many notable residents of Cullman County were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library. Begins on page 798.

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Cullman, Alabama online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Alabama Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Cullman county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Cullman County census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Cullman County, Alabama
Year Pop.
1880 6,355
1890 13,439 111.5%
1900 17,849 32.8%
1910 28,321 58.7%
1920 33,034 16.6%
1930 41,051 24.3%
1940 47,343 15.3%
1950 49,046 3.6%
1960 45,572 −7.1%
1970 52,445 15.1%
1980 61,642 17.5%
1990 67,613 9.7%
2000 77,483 14.6%
2010 80,406 3.8%

State Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Alabama Land and Property for additional information about early Alabama land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Cullman County. The histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Alabama Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

LawrenceMorganMarshallBlountWalkerWinstonAL CULLMAN.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

Civil War Battle Fought in Cullman County

  • 1863 - April 30 Day's Gap, also known as Sand Mountain

Battle information from Civil War Battle Summaries by State, by the Heritage Preservation Services.

Map showing Civil War battles in Alabama.

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

  • 1878 The Southern Immigrant at Ancestry $
  • 1930-1951 The Cullman Democrat at Ancestry $
  • 1937-38, 1942-43, 1947 The Cullman Banner at Ancestry $

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Alabama tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Alabama Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Alabama State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online $.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Alabama.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Cullman County Archives
County Courthouse
500 2 Ave SW
Cullman, AL 35055
Phone: 256-775-4671
website

Alabama Department of Archives and History, Cullman County
P.O. Box 300100
624 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: 334-242-4435
website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

  • Cullman Alabama Family History Center
    910 St. Joseph Drive N.W.
    Cullman, Cullman, Alabama, United States
    256-739-0891
    Website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Wallace State Community College Family & Regional History Library
801 Main St NW
Hanceville, Cullman, Alabama, United States
256-352-8265
Website

Wallace State's extensive and growing collection of research materials includes books, periodicals, microfilm, microfiche, CD-ROM disks, computer programs, family folders and more. Some sources cover the entire United States. The collection is centered on Alabama, neighboring states, the Old South, Kentucky, the Civil War and Cherokee Indians. The program has access to the 2.5 million microfilm reel collection of records from the Genealogical Society of Utah.


Cullman Cullman Public Library
200 Clark Street NE
Cullman, Alabama 35055
Phone: 256-734-2720
Cullman/ Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Cullman County Museum
211 2nd Avenue NE
Cullman, AL 35055
Phone: 256-739-1258
website

Societies[edit | edit source]

North Central Alabama Genealogical Society
This society is not an active.


Publication: Alabama Family History and Genealogy News
Collection includes: Early Catholic records, including baptisms, marriages, deaths, and cemetery records for Cullman County and Warrior Church

Cullman County Historical Society
P. O. Box 804
Cullman, AL
35055
Facebook
website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Cullman County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/cullman/ 06/02/2017.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Cullman, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cullman_County,_Alabama 06/02/2017.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Cullman County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cullman_County,_Alabama, accessed 9 October 2018.
  8. Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," FamilySearch Research Wiki, https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.