Welcome
To

Calhoun County
Alabama
Genealogy and History

line
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
line

This Site is Available for Adoption

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data for the free use of all researchers.

We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping this project be as successful as it can be. If you are interested in joining Genealogy Trails, view our
Volunteer Page for further information.  (Enough knowledge to make a basic webpage and a desire to transcribe data is required)


line

We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks.
All data we come across will be added to this site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site.

We hope you will consider contributing your Obits,
Biographies and Pioneer Family History.
Send your contributions to
Veneta

line

If you would like to be kept informed of our state and county website updates, subscribe to any or all of our
mailing lists - Alabama is covered under our "Southern States" mailing list.

line
 
Calhoun County Courthouse - Circa 1930's
(photo from old postcard)
 
Brief History:
Calhoun county is named in honor of John C. Calhoun, member of the United States Senate from South Carolina. Its county seat is Anniston. Benton County was established on December 18, 1832, named for Thomas Hart Benton, a member of the United States Senate from Missouri, with its county seat at Jacksonville. Benton, a slaveowner, was a political ally of John C. Calhoun, another slaveholder and a U.S. senator from South Carolina. Through the 1820s-1840s, however, Benton's and Calhoun's political interests diverged, with Calhoun increasingly using secession as a weapon to maintain and expand slavery throughout the United States. Benton, on the other hand, was slowly coming to the conclusion that slavery was wrong and that preservation of the union was paramount. On January 29, 1858, Alabama supporters of slavery, objecting to Benton's change of heart, renamed Benton County as Calhoun County. The county seat was moved to Anniston after years of controversy and a State Supreme Court ruling in June 1900.

Towns and Cities:

* Alexandria * Anniston* Blue Mountain * Bynum*
 * Hobson City * Jacksonville * Ohatchee * Oxford (Part in Talladega County)
* Piedmont (Part in Cherokee County) * Saks  * Weaver * West End * Cobb Town *
line

ONLINE DATA

Advertisers

Biographies

Births

Brick Walls

Cemeteries

Census Data

Churches

Deaths

Estate Notices

History

Marriage Data

Memories

Military

Miscellaneous Data

News Articles

Obituaries

Postcards

Post Office Data

Schools

Wills


Website Updates:
 
August 2014: Obit: LOTT
July 2014: Mil: Civil War: Southern Claims Commission Applicants; Obit: HOOPER, MITCHELL, MCCARTNEY, PALMER, HUDSON
Marriage News; ROBERTS, DICKERSON, WARE, WILLIAMS, HOUSTON, ALLEN, SMYRE, SMITH, BANCROFT, LAWRENCE
June 2014: Bio: CAMBRON - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
Memories and Obit: PEEBLES - Submitted by Gwen Jackson
May 2014: Brick Walls: POSEY - Submitted by Fran Wilson
April 2014: History - Water Mills of Calhoun County in 1886
March 2014: Bio: VANDIVER - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan
February 2014: Industry News: Anniston Gold Mining Co
Cemeteries: Landers Cemetery, Dudley Snow Cemetery, Lloyds Chapel Cemetery
January 214: Obit: CLIFTON - Submitted by Dorothy Clifton Bishop; Marriage: CLIFTON, GUNN - Submitted by Dorothy Clifton Bishop; Bio: ROBERTS - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson; Obit: CHAMPION; List of Known Calhoun County Newspapers

Archived Website Updates - 2006 - 2013

 

 
line
 
HELPFUL SITES
 
AlaBenton Genealogical Society
 
Alabama Room at Anniston Library
 
 
line
 
THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS
 
Diann Hale
Charles J "Chuck" Licari
Dorothy Clifton Bishop

line

Visit our

Alabama State Site

 Surrounding Counties
* Cherokee County
(northeast)
* Cleburne County
(east)
*
Talladega County (south)
St. Clair
 County (west)
Etowah County
 (northwest)

Visit our

Genealogy Trails National Site

All data on this website is Copyright   by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.