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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
 

 CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES 

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

UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES

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

* Wattsville *  Whitney *

 

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Website Updates:
Jul 2015: Marriage News: ROPER, INZER; Death News: FULTON; 1939 Confederate Pensioners
May 2015: Redecorated site and now all pages are mobile friendly
Jan 2015:  Obits: COONS, MONTGOMERY, HAMILTON, INGRAM, SPALDING; Marriage News: BASS, GUNN, KEENER, MCCLENDON, HILL, AYERS, WATSON, JONES,  Bios: HAMMOND, BROTHERS, ROWAN, DEAN; Sick List: RICKOLS
Dec 2014: Bio: JOINER
Nov 2014: 1830 Census - Transcribed by Debbie Hudson; Obit: COLEMAN
Sep 2014: Bio: HOLLINGSWORTH, SIBERT
Aug 2014: Bio: VANDEGRIFT
Jul 2014: Obit: REED - Transcribed by Camellia; Mil: Southern Claims Commission Applicants
Jun 2014: Bio: HEARD - Transcribed by Vicki Bryan
May 2014: Mil: WWI: Wounded List of Oct 1918 - Submitted by Rose Stout
Apr 2014: Misc Data: Water Mills of St. Clair County in 1886
Feb 2014: List of Known Newspapers of St. Clair County
 

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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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