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Colbert County was originally established on February 6, 1867 after it split from Franklin County over political issues after the American Civil War. It was abolished eight months later by an Alabama constitutional convention and then reestablished on February 24, 1870. It was named in honor of brothers George and Levi Colbert, Chickasaw Indian chiefs. George Colbert operated a ferry across the Tennessee River in 1790 near present day Cherokee.
 The county seat of Colbert County is Tuscumbia

Wilson Dam
Wilson Dam


Courthouse


Towns and Cities:
* Cherokee * Leighton * Littleville * Muscle Shoals *
* Sheffield * Tuscumbia  *

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ONLINE DATA

Biographies

Brick Walls

Cemeteries

Census Data

Churches

Deaths

Helen Keller Data

History

Marriages

Military

Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

Post Offices 

School Data

Wills & Probates

 
Website Updates:
December 2014: Bios: ABERNATHY, JOHNSTON, JACKSON, ROSS, ALMON, CLOUD, PATTERSON, HICKS, KIRK, HINDMAN, KEENAN, THORNTON, SIMPSON, COOPER, LUEDDEMANN, MCWILLIAMS, FISHER, SAMSON, MERRILL, LITTLE, RAND, STEELE
Industrial News: 1897 fire at Sheffield
November 2014: History of Tuscumbia; Bio: KEYES, HUNTER, BROWN, MCGREGOR, TURNER, MOSES, SULLIVAN, SMITH, MOORE, LINDSEY, COOPER, SIMPSON, KELLER, MILLARD
October 2014: History of Sheffield; Mil: 1925 Confederate Pensioners
Bio: MOSES, WOODSON, BLAIR, WESTON, WHITE, NATHAN, TURPIN, PRATER
September 2014: Bio: THOMPSON
August 2014: Bio: DOWNS, SCRUGGS, JONES; Brick Wall: MCKINNEY - Submitted by Reed Romine
Obit: BURNHAM; Community News; 1896 Smallpox in Tuscumbia
July 2014: Mil: Civil War: Southern Claims Commission Applicants
May 2014: Mil: WWI Wounded of Oct 1918 - Submitted by Rose Stout
April 2014: Bio: SADLER - Transcribed by Christine Walters;
History: Water Mills of Colbert County in 1886
March 2014: Bio: BRINKLEY - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
February 2014: Bio; JOHNSON - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Cemeteries: Garrett Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Cemetery; List of Known Newspapers of Colbert County
January 2014: Helen Keller article 1899 , Sick List: BELSER
 
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