Calhoun County, Alabama Records
Calhoun County, Alabama (Map It) was created on December 18,1832 from ceded Creek Indian Territory in the Creek Cession of 1832 (originally named Benton County in honor of Thomas Hart Benton. On January 29, 1858, the name was changed to Calhoun County). Calhoun county was named in honor of John C. Calhoun of South Carolina.
Calhoun County Cities and Towns include Alexandria, Anniston, Blue Mountain, Bynum, Choccolocco, Eastaboga, Hobson City, Jacksonville, Pleasant Valley, Minden, Ohatchee, Oxford, Piedmont, Saks, Weaver, Webster's Chapel, Wellington, West End-Cobb Town.
A Map of Calhoun County, Alabama contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Alabama maps at MapGeeks.org
Calhoun County, Alabama Courthouse Records
Calhoun County, AL Courthouse
The Calhoun County Courthouse is located in Anniston, Alabama. The County Seat was originally established in Jacksonville in 1833. The county seat was moved to Anniston in 1899. There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1861 and 1895.
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Calhoun county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Calhoun County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1891 and has Divorce Records prior to 1950.
- Calhoun County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1834, Probate Records from 1850 and Land Records from 1832.
- Calhoun County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- Calhoun County Health Department has Birth Records from 1919 , Death records from 1919.
Calhoun County, Alabama Census Records
- Learn More: State of Alabama Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: 1820-1866
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Calhoun County, Alabama Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Alabama Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1908 to present.
- Marriage Records: from August 1936 to present.
- Divorce Records: from January 1950 to present.
- Locations: Alabama Office of Vital Statistics, The RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104.
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificate Applications.
Calhoun County, Alabama Resources
- State of Alabama Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Alabama
- AlaBenton Genealogical Society
- Calhoun County, Alabama Message Boards
Calhoun County, Alabama External Links
- Alabama Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Calhoun County, Alabama Books - Amazon
- Calhoun Co., Alabama - FindaGrave
- Alabama Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Calhoun Co. ALGenweb
- Alabama Newspaper Archives (1813 - 2003)
- Calhoun County, Alabama Links - Cyndi's List
- Calhoun County, Alabama Ancestry Database Collections
- Calhoun County, Alabama Military Records