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JACKSON County
Alabama, USA

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Introduction

 

    Jackson County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama.   Its name is in honor of Andrew Jackson, general in the United States Army and President of the United States of America. As of 2000, the population was 53,926. Its county seat is Scottsboro.  Jackson County covers parts of former Decatur County.

     Jackson County was created by the Alabama legislature on Dec. 13, 1819, from land acquired from the Cherokee Cession of 1819.  Jackson County is located in the northeastern corner of the state. Most of the county is drained by the Tennessee River. The act establishing Jackson County designated Sauta Cave as a temporary seat of justice. Bellefonte was the county seat from 1821 until 1859, at which time it was transferred to Scottsboro, which was named for Robert T. Scott, an early settler from North Carolina. Other towns and communities include Bridgeport and Stevenson.

      Counties that lie adjacent to Jackson are: Marion County, Tennesseenortheast;  Dade County, Georgiaeast;  DeKalb County, Alabamasoutheast;  Marshall County, Alabamasouthwest;  Madison County, Alabamawest;  Franklin County, Tennesseenorthwest. 

 

 

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COUNTY RECORDS

Jackson County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records and is located at P.O. Box 397, Scottsboro, AL 35768,

Telephone: (256) 574-9320 .

 

Jackson County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1851 , Probate Records from 1866 and Land Records from 1819 and is located at Jackson County Courthouse, Scottsboro, AL 35768, Phone (256) 574-9290.

 

There are a few online marriage databases which include: Alabama Marriages 1809-1920 (Selected Counties; Alabama Marriages to 1825; and Alabama Marriages 1807-1902. You may also search the BLM Land Records which covers the State of Alabama.  

 

HISTORICAL / GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY(s)

·        Jackson County Historical Society, Box 1494, Scottsboro, AL 35768

·        Jackson County Historical Association, PO Box 1494, Scottsboro, AL 35768-1494

·        Jackson County Heritage Center, 208 S Houston St, Scottsboro, AL, 35768; 256-259-2122;  fax 256-574-6991

·        Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society, PO Box 1568, Huntsville, Alabama 35807

·         Alabama Department of Archives & History - 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100; Phone: (334) 242-4435

·        Alabama Genealogical Society, Inc. (Depository and Headquarters) Samford University Library, 800 Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 2296, Birmingham, AL 35229-0001 EMAIL

 

LIBRARIES

The following libraries are located in Jackson County. Please select a library to view the details.

Bridgeport Public Library
401 Alabama Avenue
Bridgeport, AL 35740

Scottsboro Public Library
1002 South Broad Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768

Stevenson Public Library
102 West Main Street
Stevenson, AL 35772

Woodville Public Library
26 Venson Street
Woodville, AL 35776

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in JACKSON County

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

National Park Service

National Historic Landmarks

National Battlefields

National Historic Sites

National Historical Parks

National Memorials

National Monuments

 

Surnames

surnames

The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

McVicker

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

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FAMILY HISTORY NOTES

    

GEN-SITE PROFILE(s)

 

Winfield Scott Mason House

LOCATION: Map Link

34° 41' 27" N, 86° 7' 29" W

Country: United States;  State: Alabama; County: Jackson

Place: Larkinsville

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DESCRIPTION:   According to local tradition the Winfield Scott Mason House, built circa 1855, served as field hospital during the Civil War. Larkinsville is a small community on Co Rd 30 west of Scottsboro.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  James McVicker served in Company I, 11th Cavalry Regiment Indiana for only a little over six months before dying on 01 July 1864 at Larkinsville, Alabama.  James died of "Acute Dysentery" in the Regimental Hospital.

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  History - Indiana Cavalry

 

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Country: United States;  State: Alabama;

County: Jackson   Place:

 

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ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  

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Map

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Gazetteer

The list below will assist in your research regarding the matching of your ancestor’s birth, marriage, death dates and the place within this locality at which these events may have occurred.

Cities and towns:

Bridgeport;   Bryant;   Dutton;  Flat Rock;   Higdon;   Hollywood;   Hytop;   Langston;   Paint Rock;

   Pisgah;   Pleasant Groves;   Scottsboro;   Section;   Skyline;   Stevenson;     Woodville

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U.S. State in which this county

is located click on the LINK:

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GENERAL RESOURCES

·        Our Genealogy Reference Library (USA Locations)

·        Genealogy Forum: U.S. States

·        Family Search, IGI Batches, Localities

·        Genealogy.com: Resources by county

·        Rootsweb.com - Localities

·        Cyndi's List - General U.S. Sites

·        Family History 101

LOCALITY SPECIFIC RESOURCES

 

OUR GENEALOGY REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books.   Here you may find books about the history and records of this county and other places such as towns and churches.  The collection also contains research works about military units and personnel during America’s wars, in addition too resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who may have settled in this locality.

 

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Jackson County Courthouse, Scottsboro, Alabama

 

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Contact Information 

Contact information

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Fred
889 Dante Ct.
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USA

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