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Shelby County Alabama

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 Courthouse (2012)
Photo By Rivers Langley; SaveRivers (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons


* Alabaster * Calera (partly in Chilton County) * Chelsea * Columbiana *
    * Helena (partly in Jefferson County) * Hoover (partly in Jefferson County) *
   *  Leeds (partly in Jefferson County and St. Clair County) *
    * Montevallo * Pelham * Vestavia Hills (partly in Jefferson County) * Vincent (partly in St. Clair County and Talladega County) * 
Harpersville * Indian Springs Village * Westover * Wilsonville * Wilton *


   * Brantleyville * Brook Highland * Dunnavant * Highland Lakes * Meadowbrook * Shelby * Shoal Creek * * Sterrett * Vandiver * Acton * Aldrich * Arkwright * Calcis * Cloverdale * Fourmile * Inverness *
    * Maylene * Nelson * Pea Ridge * Saginaw * Siluria * 

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Wills and
Probate Records
Website Updates:
July 2017: Death News: ROGAN; Sick List News: LYMAN; Visiting News: LYDE; Advertisements: Shelby Springs
Apr 2017: County Records: 1923 County Officers; Community News: WILKINSON
Feb 2017: Bio: KIDD
Dec 2016: Sick List News: MILLER; Crime News: GRAVATT, FRANKLIN
Oct 2016: Misc: 20 Businessmen of Shelby County in 1908
Jul 2016: Death Records: 1908 Deaths
Apr 2016: County Records: 1907 County Officers
Jan 2016: County Records: 1931 County Officers; Death News: LYMAN; Marriage News: SMITH, LEEPER, WARE, WAGNER; Website redecorated and now all pages are mobile friendly


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Surrounding Counties     

St. Clair County (northeast)

Talladega County (east)

Coosa County (southeast)

Chilton County (south)

Bibb County (southwest)

Jefferson County (northwest)



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