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The county name is from the Cherokee Indian language, which means "edible tree." It is the center of the 'Gadsden, AL, Metropolitan Statistical Area' which includes Etowah and Cherokee Counties. Etowah was originally the southern part of DeKalb County; however Baine County was established on December 7, 1866, named for General David W. Baine of the Confederate Army, with its county seat at Gadsden. The county was abolished in 1867, but a year later, Etowah County was created from the same territory. In area, it is the smallest county in Alabama.
Its county seat is Gadsden.
Courthouse of Etowah County
CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES
* Altoona (part in Blount County) * Attalla * * Boaz (part in Marshall County) * * Gadsden * Gallant (unincorporated) * Glencoe (part in Calhoun County)
* Hokes Bluff * Mountainboro * Ohatchee (part in Calhoun County)
* Rainbow City * Reece City * Ridgeville * Sardis City * * Southside * Walnut Grove *
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Wills and Probate Records
- April 2015: Deaths: 1870 Mortality ScheduleFebruary 2015: History of Atalla; Bios: PICKENS, SHAHAN, WOODS, HAMNER, CHILDS, STEWART, DUNCAN, CLEMENTS, WATKINS, MORAGNE, COX
- January 2015: Death News: SPALDING, TROTTER, TURNER; Married News: BASS, GUNN, GATEMAN, WRIGHT, WILSON, COWAN, WALSH, POWER, KING, ELROD, HAYNE, HIGGINS, RIDDELL, NUCKLES, WILLIAMS, KITTRELL; School News: Etowah Female College
- September 2014: History of Gadsden, Atalla; Bios: KYLE, TURRENTINE, DENSON, HOLLINGSWORTH, TALLMAN, THOMPSON, AIKEN, TANNER, DUNLAP, DISQUE, DUBOSE, PADEN, KITTRELL, EWING, WRIGHT, BEVENS, LIDDELL, HICKS, MEEKS, JOHNSON, DUNCAN, WYNNE, WARD, ELLIOTT, POGUE, RANDALL, SIBERT, HUGHES, NOWLIN, HENRY, FLYNN, HAGAN, WOODLIFF, LAY, STANDIFER, HUGHES, BELLENGER, HERZBERG, BERGER
- July 2014: Obit: GILBREATH - Transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title; Mil: Civil War: Southern Claims Commission Applicants
- May 2014: Mil: WWI Wounded List of Oct 1918 - Submitted by Rose Stout
- April 2014: Water Mills of Etowah County in 1886
- February 2014: Obit: GARRETT; Known Newspapers of Etowah County
- January 2014: Community News: Coal famine; Weather News: 1895 Waterspout in Gadsden
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