Welcome to Clarke County, Alabama

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COUNTY INFORMATION

Clarke County location 

Clarke County was established on 10 December 1812 and named in honor of General John Clarke of Georgia. The county seat is Grove Hill.
The county is the third largest in the state, encompassing 1,238 square miles



 CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES

* Alma   **   Campbell   **  Carlton   **   Coffeeville  **  Dickinson  **  Fulton

Gainestown  **  Grove Hill   **   Jackson   **   Morvin   **    Thomasville    **Whatley **

Ghost towns:  Clarkesville   **  Failetown *

 

 
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Online Data
Bible Records Biographies Birth Records Cemeteries
Census Records Church Records  Court Records Death Records
Family Gallery History Marriage Records Military Records
Newspaper Gleanings Obituaries Post Offices School Records
  Slavery Records Wills and Probate Records  

 Website Updates: 
Jul 2015: 1939 Confederate Pensioners
Apr 2015: Court Records: James LINDSAY vs US
Feb 2015: Churches: Added Cornerstone Baptist Church - submitted by William Hearn
Jan 2015: Marriage News: SPINKS, JOHNSON; Death News: DESLONDE, HUSTON, HERRON, REID, MCCONQUODALE, LOVE, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON, MURPHY, ETHRIDGE, WOODSON
Marriages: Marriage Records Vol A -1814 - 1834
Dec 2014: Bio: RHODES; School News: 1922 new teachers
Jul 2014: Mil: Civil War: Southern Claims Commission Applicants
Jun 2014: Bio: NEWMAN - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
May 2014: Bio: JONES
Apr 2014: History: Water Mills of Clarke County in 1886
Jan 2014: Crime News: MEACHAMITE Outlaws; Known Newspapers of Clarke County

 
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HELPFUL ADDRESSES

The Clarke County Courthouse is located on 114 Court Street
Grove Hill, Alabama 36451

 

Probate Office
114 Court Street
Grove Hill, Alabama 36451
Phone: (251) 275-3251
Copies are $1 each; certification is an additional $3 per instrument.

The Clarke County Historical Museum  is located on:
116 West Cobb Street
Grove Hill, AL  36451 
Phone: 251-275-8684
They provide genealogical and archive information!

Grove Hill Public Library
108 Dubose Avenue
Grove Hill, AL 36451
251-275-8157

Available Records in the Probate Office:

  • Marriage records beginning in 1814; groom's name and approximate year are required when requesting a search.
  • Will and estate records beginning in 1814.
  • Pension records (incomplete) for Confederate and Revolutionary War veterans
  • Newspapers in bound volumes.
  • Incomplete cemetery listings and transcriptions.
  • Incomplete bond records and physician's certificates
  • Deed and mortgage records beginning in 1814
  • Loose records from the 1800's

In the genealogy records room downstairs, records available include:

  • Civil court records
  • Divorces from the turn of the century
  • Old property records

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Adjacent Counties

Marengo County (north)

Wilcox County (northeast)

Monroe County (east)

Baldwin County (south)

Washington County (southwest)

Choctaw County (northwest)  

 


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