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COUNTY INFORMATION
 
Marion County was established on February 13, 1818. At its beginning, Marion County consisted of the present day Alabama counties of Marion, Walker, Winston, Lamar, Fayette, Pickens, Greene, Western Tuscaloosa County; and all of present day Lowndes and Monroe Counties, MS east of the Tombigbee. The Mississippi counties were lost in 1820-21 when the state line became official. The remaining counties gradually splintered off until the present shape of Marion was formed in 1866 when Lamar became its own county.  Its name is in honor of Francis Marion of South Carolina, general in the American Revolutionary War. Its early county seat was Pikeville. After the counties had splintered off, the county seat was moved to Hamilton so it could be located in a more central location. In March 1887, the court house burned and all documents from the time of the establishment of the county to 1887 were destroyed. 



 CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES

 
* Hamilton * Winfield * Yampertown (also known as Twin)    *Detroit    *Shottsville

OLD TOWNS AND POST OFFICES:

* Pikeville   *Caudle     *Thorn Hill     *Bexar     * Ireland Hill   *Barn Creek
 

 
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Website Updates:
 
AUGUST 2015
Other News Pre 1900: 1848 Slave Notice: John - belonging to Bailey Lipscumb; Gabriel - belonging to William Dunneyhoo
 
JULY 2015
1939 Confederate Pensioners
World War I Draft Registration Cards; NIX, NIXON
 
JUNE 2015
Brick Wall - TERRELL - submitted by Karen Manasco
 
MAY 2015
Brick Wall: BISHOP - submitted by Jason Spence
World War I Draft Registration Cards: NICHOLS, NIPPER, NIX
 
APRIL 2015
News: Pre1900: 1861 - reward issued for CANTREL for killing TUCKEY
 
FEBRUARY 2015

News: Other-Pre1900: 1888 Allen Factory News
Bio: BACCUS - Submitted by Bob Baccus
Photo Gallery - BACCUS, Baccus Granchildren - submitted by Bob Baccus
 
JANUARY 2015:
Bio: HOLLADAY
Death News: BISHOP, WILSON
Wills: BLANCHARD, LAWHON, REED, REID, FRANKS, ALLEN, HARDIN, BOTTOMS
World War I Draft Registration Cards: NELSON, NESMITH, NEWELL, NEWMAN, NEWTON, NICHOLS, NICHOLDS

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Interesting Links for Marion County

 
Itawamba Connections Itawamba, MS Blog by Mona Mills - has many Marion county references
Mize Family Website Website by Joel Mize - Great research for Marion County
Yester Year Archive Stories by Joel Palmer of Marion County history
NW AL Most Wanted Stories and photos of Marion County families - Palmer, Smith, etc.; stories by Joel Palmer

 

Libraries - Societies - Government Offices

Winfield Public Library 185 Ashwood Drive, Winfield, AL (205) 487-2330
Clyde Nix Public Library 350 Bexar Avenue W., Hamilton, AL (205) 921-4290
Marion County Probate Office 132 Military Street South, Hamilton, AL (205) 921-2471

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Adjacent Counties

Franklin County (north)
 
Winston County (east)
 
Walker County (southeast)
 
Fayette County (southeast)
 
Lamar County (south)
 
Monroe County, MS (s-west)
 
Itwamba County, MS (west)

 

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