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Washington County Alabama
Washington County in Tombigbee District was established by proclamation of Governor Winthrop Sargent of the Mississippi Territory on June 4, 1800, making it the oldest county in the State of Alabama. The county was named in honor of George Washington, first President of the United States of America. Washington County is home to the site of Old Saint Stephens, the first territorial capital of Alabama. Its county seat is Chatom. Old Washington County Courthouse,County Road 34,Saint Stephens, Washington County, AL Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Chatom * McIntosh * Millry * Calvert * Cullomburg * Deer Park * Fairford * Fruitdale * Hobson * Leroy * Malcolm * St. Stephens * Sims Chapel * Wagarville * Tibbie * Vinegar Bend * Cortelyou * Escatawpa * Frankville * Sunflower * Wagarville * Yellow Pine *
* Old St. Stephens * Wakefield *
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Online Data Wills andProbate Records Website Updates:
Mar 2018: Calamity News: 1917 Fruitdale Fires, JORDAN, BROWN, GHASE, COLEMAN; Marriage News: WERTS, COFFMAN; Weather News: PERKINS; Visiting News: ATCHISON, PELHAM, PALMERDec 2017: Marriage News: DEARMAN, BISHOP; Death News: SEELY; Visiting News: QUIGGLE, SMITH, FOWLER, CESSNA, BRADLEY, School News: LATHAN, THORNTON,Jul 2017: Crime News: HARDIN: Visiting News: FAIL, HELVERSON, DEBOSE, MCNAIR, ROBERTS, MEADOWS, HERRIN, RAWL, BUSBY. GRAYSON; St. Stephens News: GORDY, BINGHAM; McGrew's Shoals; Industrial News
Apr 2017: County Records: 1923 County Officers
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**....I did enjoy seeing the photograph of the St. Stephens courthouse/Masonic Lodge. For many years, just to the left of the Masonic Lodge, as viewed in the photograph, was Roy McNeil's General Store. It was still very much in business when I was a child.
You might add the note that it is present-day St. Stephens. Old St. Stephens, which no longer exists, is now the site of a large park and was formerly a limestone quarry for Lone Star Cement Company.
Joseph H. Endinger
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