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County Information

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.

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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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Website Updates: 
Jul 2015: 1939 Confederate Pensioners
Apr 2015: Deaths: 1870 Mortality Schedule
Feb 2015: History of Atalla; Bios: PICKENS, SHAHAN, WOODS, HAMNER, CHILDS, STEWART, DUNCAN, CLEMENTS, WATKINS, MORAGNE, COX
Jan 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
Sep 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
Jul 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
Apr 2014: Water Mills of Etowah County in 1886
Feb 2014: Obit: GARRETT; Known Newspapers of Etowah County
Jan 2014: Community News: Coal famine; Weather News: 1895 Waterspout in Gadsden

 

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Adjacent Counties

DeKalb County

Cherokee County

St. Clair County

Blount County

Marshall County

Calhoun County

 


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