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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



* Cherokee * Leighton * Littleville * Muscle Shoals *

* Sheffield * Tuscumbia  *

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Website Updates:
Apr 2017: County: 1923 County Officers; Marriage News: ALLEN, THOMPSON
Dec 2016: Marriage News: POWERS, BRYANT
Oct 2016: Misc: 20 Businessmen of Colbert County in 1908
Jul 2016: Death Records: 1908 Deaths
Apr 2016: County: 1907 County Officers
Jan 2016: County: 1931 County Officers; Cemeteries: Oakwood Cemetery - Transcribed by Jan Grant


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Adjacent Counties

Lauderdale County - north across the Tennessee River

Lawrence County - southeast

Franklin County - south

Tishomingo County, MS - west 




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