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Cullman County History


Second Cullman County Courthouse

Cullman was founded in 1873, by Colonel John G. Cullmann, a German refugee who had arrived in America in 1865. After many years of searching, in 1873, Col. Cullmann negotiated an agreement to act as agent for a tract of land 349,000 acres in size, owned by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company, on which he established a colony for German immigrants. Five German families moved to the area in March 1873, and in 1874, the town was incorporated and named after Colonel Cullmann.

Cullman County was created by the Alabama State Legislature on 24 January 1877, from portions of Blount, Mogan, and Winston Counties. Over the next twenty years, Col. Cullmann encouraged around 10,000 Germans to immigrate to the United States, with many settling in the Cullman area.

Cullman County lies in the north-central part of Alabama about 50 miles between Birmingham and Huntsville, and is surrounded by Morgan and Marshall Counties to the north, Marshall and Blount counties to the East, Walker County on the South and Winston on the West. The City of Cullman is the county seat.


Towns and Cities:
* Arab (part in Marshall County) * Baileyton * Bremen
* Bug Tussle * Colony * Cullman * Dodge City * Fairview
* Garden City (part is in Blount County) * Good Hope
* South Vinemont * West Point


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Site Updates:

July 2014:
Military News: Bland

June 2014:
Harris-McCombs Cemetery

April 2014:
Water Mills of Cullman County; Gossip News; Marriages: Anderson-Shikles, Lewis-Woodard, Murphy-Tanner, Yost-Swaford; Obits: LASSETER, PARNELL, SHEDD, SIMS, STRICKLIN, WALLACE

February 2014:
ALLEGED WHITE CAPPERS (2 stories), Obituary for Big Jim Folsom

December 2013:

1884-85 Hanceville City Directory, History of Hanceville School, History of West Point School

October 2013:

Death Notices: ABBOTT, ABERCROMBIE, AHLRICHS, AKERS, ANGLE, BARKER, BARTLETTE, BENNETT, BOWEN, BRANNON, BROCK, BUTTRAM, CHAMBERS,  CHESTWOOD, CORDIS, COOTS,  DEVINE, DUNN, DYE, ELROD, FOWLER, GRAY, GOODWIN, HALE, HAM, HOLDEN, HOLMES (Emily), HOLMES (Theron), JONES, KILGO, LEONARD, LIVINGSTON, McBRAYER, McCLARTY, McHAN, MOBBS,  MORROW, MOSES, NESMITH, NICHOLS, NICHOLAS, PEARSON, PHILLIPS, SCHAEFFEL, SCOTT, SHOEMAKER, SIMS, SMITH (ANNIE), SMITH (ARNOLD), SPEEGLE, STEWART, STREET, THOMAS (JEWEL), THOMAS (W. R.), TUCKER, WALLACE, WHITEHEAD, WILLIAMS; Births for the week of November 23, 1950; Crime News 1893-Jug AllredCrime News 1950; Logan School Fire 1942;
Marriage Licenses May 21-June 1, 1942 and February 23-24, 1951

July 2013:

World War II Army Casualties; Korean War Casualities: ADAMS, ALVIS, ANDREWS, BATES, CARROLL, DUNN, DYE, FROMHOLD, GUNTER, JETER, LOTT, MCCUBLIN, RIVERS, SPEEGLE, STEWART, YOUNG; Crime News 1891

June 2013:

Marriage Licenses Week of January 3, 1935; 
Death Notice: ALEXANDER, KEIM, MORGAN

May 2013:

Misc news: CALVERT; Death Notice: BURNETTE, DORROUGH, HARRIS, HOLLIS, LAKE, MiXON,MILLER, RUTHERFORD, SIEBEN, STIENDORFF, VANDIVER, ZEIGLER; Births; Crime News; Marriage News; Marriage Licenses 


April 2013: 
Cullman Cty by Smith and Deland 1888 

March 2013: 
1907 Census of Confederate Veterans; Bios: FULLER, GRIFFITH, HARTUNG 

Feb 2013: 
Vietnam War Casualties - Death Notice: CADDELL, DIGBY; 
Weather news: cyclone killing ODEN, MCCOY 

Jan 2013: 
Query: SULLIVAN; Sick news: DAY


Surrounding Counties

Blount County
Lawrence County
Marshall County
Morgan County
Walker County
Winston County


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