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COUNTY INFORMATION Barbour County was established on December 18, 1832, from former Creek Indian homelands and a portion of Pike County. Its county seat is Clayton. Its name is in honor of James Barbour, who served as Governor of Virginia. In 1833, Louisville was chosen as the first county seat for Barbour County. The county seat was moved in 1834, after an eleven-member committee selected Clayton because of its central geographic location. By the 1870s, the city of Eufaula had surpassed Clayton in size, sparking debate about whether the county seat should be moved to the county's commercial center or remain at its geographic center. Reaching a compromise, the legislature passed Act No. 106 on February 12, 1879, to establish county courts in both Eufaula and Clayton. Today, two county courthouses continue to operate in Barbour County. (Source: Wikipedia)
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* Clio * Eufaula * Bakerhill * Blue Springs * Louisville * Clayton *
* Elamville * Spring Hill *
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Oct 2015: County Records: 1913 County Officers
Jul 2015: 1939 Confederate Pensioners
Jan 2015: Bios: McKLEROY, COMER; Death News: HAYS, EASTERLING, McINNIS, SMITH, SHIPMAN, HARDEN, WILSON, JOHNSON, McCAIN, STRICKLAND, BRANNON, CLARK, MCILVAN, RILEY; Marriage News: JONES, McDANIEL, REESE, DEBARDELABEN, HILL, FRANK, GRAVES, DAWSON; Civil War News: 1863 Deserters from the 15th Ala Regiment: MULLIGAN, TARVER, ALBRITTON, EIDSON, TAYLOR, PARISH, O'HERRIN, CLARKE, CARTER
Oct 2014: Bio: WHITE; 1925 List of Confederate Pensioners
Aug 2014: Bio: BUFORD
Jul 2014: Military: Civil War: Southern Claims Commission Applicants; Bio: ROQUEMORE
Jun 2014: Bio: PARMER - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan
May 2014: Bio: LEE; Mil: WWI Wounded List of Oct 1918 - Submitted by Rose Stout
Apr 2014: History: Water mills of Barbour County in 1886
Feb 2014: Cemeteries: Pond Bethel Cemetery, Rocky Mounty Cemetery; Community News: COLEMAN
Jan 2014: List of Known Newspapers
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