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Courthouse Photo: Courtesy of Alabama State Government

Russell County Courthouse - Phenix City, AL

Russell County was established by an act of the state general assembly on December 18, 1832, from lands ceded to the state by the Creek Indians.   Its name is in honor of Colonel Gilbert C. Russell, who fought in the wars against the Creek Indians.
The county seat has changed several times: Girard (1833-1839), Crawford originally Crockettsville (1839-1868), Seale (1868-1935) and Phenix City (1935-present).

Towns and Cities:

* Glenville * Hurtsboro * Ladonia * Phenix City (part in Lee County)






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Church Records

Death Records


Marriage Records

Military Records

Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

Pioneer Families

Post Offices

School Records

Wills & Probates

Website Updates:
January 2015: Death News: SHIPMAN, RICHARDSON, CRAWFORD; Married News: GRAVES, DAWSON, MCMANUS, PACE, Civil War News: 1863 Deserters of the 15th Alabama Regiment: AARON, HILL, RYAN, ADAMS, Community News; GORDON
October 2014: 1925 Confederate Pensioners
September 2014: Bio: DENSON
July 2014: Military: Civilwar: Southern Claims Commission Applicants
April 2014: History: Water Mills of Russell County in 1886
February 2014: List of Known Newspapers of Russell County
January 2014: Bio; BAKER, BURKES - Transcribed by Gene P.


Helpful Addresses

The Russell County Courthouse
Office of Probate
501 14th St.
Phenix City, AL 36867
Phone: 334-298-7963; 334-298-7979

Russell County Public Library
Phenix City
1501 17th Avenue
Phenix City, AL 36867
Phone: 334-297-1139


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Muscogee County, GA (northeast)
Chattahoochee Co., GA (east)
Stewart County, GA (southeast)
Barbour County (south)
Bullock County (southwest)
Macon County (northwest)

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