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St. Clair County was established on November 20, 1818. The county seat was incorporated and named "Ashville" in honor of John Ash. In 1836, a portion of St. Clair County was separated to establish Cherokee County and DeKalb County. In 1866, after the Civil War, a northeast section of the county was used to create Etowah County.
The county was named after General Arthur St. Clair, who came to America from Scotland as an officer in the British Army in the French and Indian War. He settled in America and served as a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He also was the only Governor of the Northwest Territory.

It has one county seat in Ashville and another in Pell City. While other counties in Alabama have multiple courthouses, St. Clair County is the only county in Alabama with more than one county seat.

Towns and Cities:

* Argo (part in Jefferson County) * Ashville * Branchville
* Leeds (part in Jefferson County and Shelby County) * Margaret * Moody
* Odenville * Pell City * Pinedale Shores * Ragland * Riverside
* Springville * Steele * Trussville (most of Trussville is in Jefferson County)
* Vincent (most of Vincent is in Shelby County)






Census Data



Estate Notices



Miscellaneous Data



News Articles

Post Offices


Wills and Probate

Website Updates:
November 2014: 1830 Census - Transcribed by Debbie Hudson
September 2014: Bio: HOLLINGSWORTH, SIBERT
August 2014: Bio: VANDEGRIFT
July 2014: Obit: REED - Transcribed by Camellia; Mil: Civilwar: Southern Claims Commission Applicants
June 2014: Bio: HEARD - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan
May 2014: Mil: WWI: Wounded List of Oct 1918 - Submitted by Rose Stout
April 2014: Misc Data: Water Mills of St. Clair County in 1886
February 2014: List of Known Newspapers of St. Clair County

Helpful Addresses

Ashville Public Library
6th Avenue
Ashville, AL 35953-0187
Phone: 205-594-7954 

Doris Stanley Memorial Library
2900 Daniel Drive
Moody, AL 35004-2239
Phone: 205-640-2517

Odenville Public Library
150 Alabama Street
Odenville, AL 35120-0249
Phone: 205-629-5901

Pell City Public Library
1923 1st Avenue North
Pell City, AL 35125-1663
Phone: 205-884-1015

Ragland Public Library
196 Old Main Street
Ragland, AL 35131-9603
Phone: 205-472-2007

St. Clair County Public Library
139 5th Avenue
Ashville, AL 35953-1663
Phone: 205-594-2694

Springville Public Library
6496 US 11
Springville, AL 35146-9330
Phone: 334-467-2339

Steele Public Library
US Highway 11
Steele, AL 35987-5987
Phone: 256-538-0811

Ashville Museum & Archives
78 6th Avenue
PO Box 1570
Ashville, AL 35953
Phone: 205-594-2128

St. Clair County Probate Court
PO Box 220
165 Fifth Avenue
Ashville, AL 35953
Phone: 205-594-2120
Fax: 205-594-2125


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Calhoun County - east
Talladega County - southeast
Shelby County - southwest
Jefferson County - west
Blount County - northwest

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