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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.
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Website Updates:JUNE 2018Pre-1900 News: KING, SANFORDMAY 2018West Alabama Agricultural School - Class of 1900World War I Draft Registration Cards: KARR, KEENUM, KELLEYAPRIL 2018World War 1 Draft Registration Cards:EVANS, EZEKIELJANUARY - MARCH 2018Biography: JARROTTBrick Wall: TIDWELLDeath News: WILKERSONNews from other papers After 1900: MCCRARY, RILEY, CANTRELL, PEARCEWorld War 1 Draft Registration Cards: ERWIN, ESTIS, ESTES, ESTINGTON, EVANSOCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017Death News: BERRYHILL, EARNESTPre-1900 News: 1867 shipment of corn to TRULOVE for destitute in Marion countyPre-1900 News: Runaway Slaves Notices: JANUARY, ALFORD, BRYANT, CARRJULY - SEPTEMBER 2017Bios: ANDERSONCourt Records: HALL vs RAGSDALE (1837)News After 1900: CANTRELL, WALTON, COOPERWorld War 1 Draft Registration Cards: ELLIOTT, ELLIS, ELISON, ELLISON, ELROD, EMERSON, ENIS, ERWINAPRIL - JUNE 2017Death News: LEAOther Pre-1900 News: LOCKETTCounty Officers: 1923 County OfficersJANUARY - MARCH 2017Biography: WILKERSON
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Interesting Links for Marion County
Itawamba Connections Itawamba, MS Blog by Mona Mills - has many Marion county references 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
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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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