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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:Dec 20161840 Slave Notice - ESSEX - MCKAYNOV 2016World War I Draft Registration Cards: EARNEST, ECHOLS, EDMOND, EDMONDS, EDWARDS, EGAN, ELLIOTTOCTOBER 2016Misc: 20 Businessmen of Marion County in 1908World War I Draft Registration Cards: EADES, EADS, EAGAN, EARNESTJULY - SEPTEMBER 2016Brick Wall: JOHNSONDeath News: RAE, ROLLINS, WHITEHistory: 1854 Marion County Business DirectoryFamily Gallery: Bettie Terrell Melton and Lishey "Babe" Cantrell Terrell Henson - Submitted by Karen ManascoAPRIL - JUNE 2016Probate Records of THOS. H. REEDBrick Walls: FRETWELL - Submitted by Shela FretwellWorld War I Draft Registration Cards: JOHNSON, JONES, JORDANJANUARY - MARCH 20161931 County OfficersBrick Wall: WOODSWorld War I Draft Registration Cards: JOHNSONWills: Probate Records and Will of SETH BOTTOMSUnion Grove Congregational Church Deed - submitted by Carolyn Cox WhalenUnion Grove Congregational Church Cemetery - submitted by Carolyn Cox WhalenChurch Records: NEWBURG and CHILDERS family - Submitted by Carolyn Childers SmithOCTOBER - DECEMBER 20151913 County OfficersState Secondary Agricultural School - Submitted by Karen Manasco1898 and 1899 Graduating Class of the West Alabama Agricultural SchoolWorld War I Draft Registration Cards: JACKSON, JACOBS, JAGGERS, JAMES, JEFFREYS, JENNINGS, JOHNSJULY - SEPTEMBER 2015Death Notices: MCREA1939 Confederate PensionersOther News Pre 1900: 1848 Slave Notice: John - belonging to Bailey Lipscumb; Gabriel - belonging to William DunneyhooWorld War I Draft Registration Cards; NIX, NIXON, NORRIS, NORTHAM, NORTHCUTT, NORTHINGTONAPRIL - JUNE 2015
News: Pre1900: 1861 - reward issued for CANTREL for killing TUCKEY
Brick Wall: BISHOP - submitted by Jason Spence;Brick Wall - TERRELL - submitted by Karen ManascoWorld War I Draft Registration Cards: NICHOLS, NIPPER, NIX
JANUARY - MARCH 2015:
Bio: HOLLADAYBio: BACCUS - Submitted by Bob Baccus
Death News: BISHOP, WILSONNews: Other-Pre1900: 1888 Allen Factory News
Photo Gallery - BACCUS, Baccus Granchildren - submitted by Bob Baccus
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 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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