Etowah County, Alabama Records

Etowah County, Alabama (Map It) was created on December 7, 1866 and was formed from Blount County, Calhoun County, Cherokee County, Dekalb County, Marshall County, and St. Clair County. Originally named Baine County, it abolished on December 1, 1868 by the Constitutional Convention and re-established on the same day, under the name of Etowah. Etowah county was named for Baine County in honor of Gen. David W. Baine, a Confederate soldier from Lowndes County. Etowah County, which is from the Cherokee language.

Etowah County is bordered by DeKalb County (north), Cherokee County (east), Calhoun County (southeast), St. Clair County (southwest), Blount County (west), Marshall County (northwest).

Etowah County Cities and Towns include Altoona, Attalla, Boaz, Gadsden, Gallant (unincorporated), Glencoe, Hokes Bluff, Mountainboro, Ohatchee, Rainbow City, Reece City, Ridgeville, Sardis City, Southside, Walnut Grove.

A Map of Etowah 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

Etowah County, Alabama Courthouse Records

Etowah County, Alabama Courthouse
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Etowah County, AL Courthouse

The Etowah County Courthouse is located in Gadsden, Alabama which as named after Col. James Gadsden, distinguished soldier, diplomat, and railroad president.

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 Etowah 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.

Etowah County, Alabama Census Records

Etowah County, Alabama Vital Records

Etowah County, Alabama Resources

Etowah County, Alabama External Links

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