Jackson County, Alabama Records
Jackson County, Alabama (Map It) was created on December 13, 1819 from land acquired from the Cherokee Cession of 1819. Jackson county was named in honor of Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), 7th U.S. President.
Jackson County is bordered by Marion County, Tennessee (northeast), Dade County, Georgia (east), DeKalb County (southeast), Marshall County (southwest), Madison County (west), Franklin County, Tennessee (northwest).
Jackson County Cities and Towns include Bridgeport, Bryant, Dutton, Flat Rock, Higdon, Hollywood, Hytop, Langston, Paint Rock, Pisgah, Pleasant Groves, Scottsboro, Section, Skyline, Stevenson, Woodville.
A Map of Jackson 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
Jackson County, Alabama Courthouse Records
Jackson County, AL Courthouse
The Jackson County Courthouse is located in Scottsboro, Alabama. The act establishing Jackson County designated Sauta Cave as a temporary seat of justice. Bellefonte was the county seat from 1821 until 1859, at which time it was transferred to Scottsboro, which was named for Robert T. Scott, an early settler from North Carolina. There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1860 and 1920.
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 Jackson 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.
- Jackson County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from ? and has Divorce Records prior to 1950.
- Jackson County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1851, Probate Records from 1866 and Land Records from 1819.
- Jackson Revenue Commissioner's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- Jackson County Health Department has Birth Records from N/A, Death records from N/A.
Jackson County, Alabama Census Records
- Learn More: State of Alabama Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1820, 1830, 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
Jackson 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.
Jackson County, Alabama Resources
- State of Alabama Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Alabama
- Jackson County Historical Society
- Jackson County Historical Association, PO Box 1494, Scottsboro, AL 35768-1494
- Jackson County Heritage Center
- Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society
- Jackson County, Alabama Message Boards
Jackson County, Alabama External Links
- Alabama Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Jackson County, Alabama Books - Amazon
- Jackson Co., Alabama - FindaGrave
- Alabama Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Jackson Co. ALGenweb
- Alabama Newspaper Archives (1813 - 2003)
- Jackson County, Alabama Links - Cyndi's List
- Jackson County, Alabama Ancestry Database Collections
- Jackson County, Alabama Military Records