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* Biographies of many notable residents of Etowah County were published in ''Memorial Record of Alabama'' (1893). Digital version at {{FSbook|107673}}. Begins on page 1010.
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* Biographies of many notable residents of Etowah County were published in ''Memorial Record of Alabama'' (1893). Digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/381418-memorial-record-of-alabama-a-concise-account-of-the-state-s-political-military-professional-and-industrial-progress-together-with-the-personal-memoirs-of-many-of-its-people-vol-1?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]. Begins on page 1010.
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/etowah/bios.htm Etowah County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/etowah/bios.htm Etowah County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project]
  
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*'''1931''' ''Miller's Gadsden City Directory 1931.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|71143}}
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*'''1931''' ''Miller's Gadsden City Directory 1931.''
  
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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*Barnes, Joe. ''History of Hokes Bluff, Alabama, and Eastern Etowah County.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|81500}}
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*Barnes, Joe. ''History of Hokes Bluff, Alabama, and Eastern Etowah County.'' n.d. Digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/160100-history-of-hokes-bluff-alabama-and-eastern-etowah-county?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
  
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===

Revision as of 10:06, 18 February 2020

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

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County Facts
County seat: Gadsden
Organized: December 7, 1866
Parent County(s): Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall, St. Clair[1]
Neighboring Counties
Blount  • Calhoun  • Cherokee  • De Kalb  • Marshall  • St. Clair
See County Maps
Courthouse
Etowah County, Alabama Courthouse
Location Map
Etowah County Alabama.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named from the Cherokee Indian language, which means "edible tree."[2]The county is located in the northeast area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Etowah County Courthouse
801 Forrest Avenue, Ste 202
Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: 256-549-5429
Fax: 256-439-6027
Etowah County Website

Probate Judge has marriage divorce, probate and land records from 1867[4]

Etowah 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
1894 1867 1898 1867 1867 1867 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]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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

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

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

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

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Etowah, 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 Etowah county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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

Escambia County, Alabama
Year Pop.
1870 4,041
1880 5,719 41.5%
1890 8,666 51.5%
1900 11,320 30.6%
1910 18,889 66.9%
1920 22,464 18.9%
1930 27,963 24.5%
1940 30,671 9.7%
1950 31,443 2.5%
1960 33,511 6.6%
1970 34,912 4.2%
1980 38,440 10.1%
1990 35,518 −7.6%
2000 38,440 8.2%
2010 38,319 −0.3%

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.

Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Gadsen

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

  • 1931 Miller's Gadsden City Directory 1931.

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 Etowah 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]

MarshallDekalbCherokeeCalhounSt. ClairBlountAL ETOWAH.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Records[edit | edit source]

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Etowah County has one book.

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]

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.


Gadsden Alabama Family History Center
2001 Noccalula Rd
Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama 35904-3358
Phone: 256-546-0746
Website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Gadsden Public Library
Main Branch
254 College Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: 256-549-4699
Website

Gadsden Public Library
East Gadsden Branch
809 East Broad Street
Gadsden, AL 35903
Phone: 256-549-4691
Website

Gadsden Public Library
Alabama City Branch
2700 West Meighan Blvd.
Gadsden, AL 35904
Phone: 256-549-4688
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Etowah Heritage Museum
2829 West Meighan Blvd.
Gadsden, AL 35904
Phone: 256-886-6911
Facebook
Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

Etowah Historical Society
2829 W. Meighan Blvd.
P. O. Box 8131
Gadsden, AL 35904
Phone:256-549-4674
Website
Facebook

Howard Gardner Nichols Memorial Library
Dwight & Cabot Ave
Gadsen, Etowah, Alabama 35902
256-490-4683
Facebook

Nichols Memorial Library(NEAGS)
One Cabot Avenue
Gadsden AL 35904
Phone: 256-593-3000
Website

Nichols Memorial Library is a genealogy library & the home of the NorthEast Alabama Genealogical Society.

Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 8268
Gadsden, AL 35902
Publication: Northeast Alabama Settlers
Publication

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, “Etowah County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/etowah/ 06/05/2017.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Etowah, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etowah_County,_Alabama 06/05/2017.
  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, "Etowah County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etowah_County,_Alabama, accessed 15 October 2018.