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Shelby County was established on February 7, 1818 and was named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.
The county seat of Shelby County is Columbiana.

Shelby County Cotton Fields
Shelby Co AL Cotton Fields

Towns and Cities:
* Alabaster * Birmingham (part in Jefferson Co) * Calera (in Chilton Co)
* Chelsea * Columbiana * Harpersville * Helena (part in Jefferson Co)
* Hoover (part in Jefferson Co) * Indian Springs Village * Indian Valley
* Lake Purdy * Leeds (part in Jefferson Co and St. Clair Co) * Meadowbrook
* Montevallo * Pelham * Saginaw * Vincent (part in St. Clair Co and Talladega Co)
* Westover * Wilsonville * Wilton






Census Records

Church Records

Death Records


Marriage Records

Military Records


Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

Pioneer Families

 Post Office Data

School Records

Wills and Probate

Website Updates:
February 2015: Bio: O'HARA - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
January 2015: Bio: WEST; Marriage News: ACKER, BRAZELTON, ISACOFF, ARONSON, WADE, HUYETT, GITES, JOWER, NICOLL, PERRY; Death News: DENSON, SHOWERS, BASSETT, WILLIAMS, STRICKLAND, POPE; Sick List: O'HARA, CRIM; Weather News: 1875 tornado; Calamity News: 1875 Columbiana Fire; Crime News: HARRIS
December 2014: Bio: BROWNE, WILSON, MOSLEY
October 2014: 1925 Confederate Pensioners
July 2014: Military: Civilwar: Southern Claims Commission Applicants
April 2014: Bio: FLETCHER - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Misc: 1886 Water Mills of Shelby County
February 2014: List of Known Newspapers of Shelby County 

Archived Updates 2008 - 2013


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St. Clair County (northeast)
Talladega County (east)
Coosa County (southeast)
Chilton County (south)
Bibb County (southwest)
Jefferson County (northwest)

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