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Etowah County
Alabama
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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. Its county seat is Gadsden.
In area, it is the smallest county in Alabama

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Courthouse of Etowah County

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.


Towns and Cities:

* 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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Census Data

Churches

Deaths

History

Marriages

Military

News Articles

Obituaries

Post Offices

Schools


Website Updates:
 
Sept 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

Archived Updates 2008 - 2013

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THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS
 
Diane Hale

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