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LAMAR COUNTY INFORMATION
Lamar County was once named both Jones and Sanford county before it was the name Lamar was chosen. Jones County was established on February 4, 1867, from Marion County, named for E. P. Jones of Fayette County, with its county seat at Vernon. It was abolished on November 3, 1867. On October 8, 1868, the area was again organized into a county, Sanford County, in honor of H. C. Sanford of Cherokee County. On February 8, 1877, the county was renamed Lamar in honor of Senator Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, member of the United States Senate from Mississippi.
Its county seat is VernonPhoto by Nathon Morris Public DomainLAMAR COUNTY COURTHOUSE
CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES
* Sulligent * Vernon (county seat) * Beaverton * Detroit * Kennedy * Millport ** Henson Springs * Hightogy *
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History of Farmers Union- (Began in Lamar County - Found on AL Genealogy Trails site)
WEBSITE UPDATES:MAY 2018Family Records: Young and Porter BaptismsMt. Pleasant Cemetery - Submitted by Howard SparksWorld War I Draft Registration Cards: LASSON, LATHAM, LAVENDER, LAWHON, LAWRENCEAPRIL 2018World War I Draft Registration Cards: LACEY, LACY, LACH, LACKEY, LACY, LAMPKIN, LAMPKINSJANUARY - MARCH 2018Marriages: 1884 - 1886 Marriages (continued)Weather News: PRYOR, MCCULLOUGHDeath News: DENSMORE, BUSH, MCGILL, BAKER, KIRK, DRAPERWWI Draft Registration Cards: NORTHINGTON, NORTON
OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017
Death News: KEMP
Marriages: 1884 - 1886 Marriages (partial)
Cemeteries: OLD CANTRELL CEMETERY, CANTRELL CEMETERYJULY - SEPTEMBER 2017Death News: BELLMarriage News: SWAIN, GUNNELLS, GAUTMAN, SMITHNews After 1900: LOFTIS, MCCRARY, LEECH, HARRIS, HEMISON, ROBERTSON, GREEN, REEDWorld War 1 Draft Registration Cards: NOE, NOLAN, NOLAND, NOLIN, NOLEN, NORTHINGTONAPRIL - JUNE 2017County: 1923 County OfficersDeath News: MCCULLOUGH, WOOTENMarriage News: RUFFIN, FERGUSON, IRVIN, AIKEN, BOX, WOODSJANUARY - MARCH 2017Biography: WILKERSON
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Mary Wallace Cobb Library
44425 Alabama 17, Vernon
(205) 695-6123 Lamar County Historical Society
P. O. Box 357 Vernon 35592-0357
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