Welcome to
Clarke County, Alabama
Genealogy and History

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Clarke County location 

County Information
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, Towns and Communities

Alma   **   Campbell   **Carlton   **   Coffeeville  **  Dickinson  **  Fulton
Gainestown  **  Grove Hill   **   Jackson   **   Morvin   **    Thomasville    **Whatley

Ghost towns:  Clarkesville   **  Failetown


Online Data
(We need data!!!)
We hope you will consider contributing your Census Data, Marriage/Birth/Death Records, Obituaries, Biographies and Pioneer Family History. Send your data contributions to
Veneta .

BIBLES

BIOGRAPHIES

BIRTHS

CEMETERIES

CENSUS DATA

CHURCHES

DEATHS

FAMILY GALLERY

HISTORY

MARRIAGES

MILITARY

NEWS ARTICLES

OBITUARIES

POST OFFICES

SCHOOLS

Wills

Website Updates:
 
January 2014: Crime News: MEACHAMITE Outlaws
Known Newspapers of Clarke County

Archived Updates 2008 - 2013

THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Paula Mason


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Helpful Addresses

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

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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Surrounding Counties
Marengo County (north)
Wilcox County (northeast)
Monroe County (east)
Baldwin County (south)
Washington County (southwest)
Choctaw County (northwest)

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