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St. Clair County Alabama

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.
St Clair County Courthouse in Pell City (2012)
By Rudi Weikard (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons
St. Clair Courthouse in Ashville (2012)
By Rudi Weikard (Own work) via Wikimedia Common


 Ashville * Moody * Pell City * Springville * Argo (partly in Jefferson County) * Branchville * Margaret *
* Odenville * Ragland * Riverside * Steele * Vincent (partly in Shelby County and Talladega County)


    * Acmar * Cooks Springs * Cropwell * Hill Number 1 * New London * Pinedale Shores *

* Wattsville *  Whitney *

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Website Updates:
July 2017: Visiting News: MCBOYER, LACY; Coleman Hotel, Elison Wheel & Spoke Factory
Apr 2017: Misc Records: 1923 County Officers
Dec 2016: Crime News: SCALES; Death News: MCCAIN
Oct 2016: Death News: FORNEY - Transcribed by Robin Line; Misc: 20 Businessmen of St. Clair County in 1908
Jul 2016: Death Records: 1908 - 1909 Deaths
Apr 2016: County Records: 1907 County Officers
Jan 2016: County Records: 1931 County Officers; Community News: GOSA


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Surrounding Counties     

* Etowah County - north

* Calhoun County - east

* Talladega County - southeast

* Shelby County - southwest

* Jefferson County - west

* Blount County - northwest



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