St. Clair County, Alabama Records
St. Clair County, Alabama (Map It) was created on November 20, 1818 from Shelby County. St. Clair county was named in honor of Arthur St. Clair (1736–1818) of Pennsylvania, a hero of the American Revolution. and President of Continental Congress.
St. Clair County Cities and Towns include Argo, Ashville, Branchville, Leeds, Margaret, Moody, Odenville, Pell City, Pinedale Shores, Ragland, Riverside, Springville, Steele, Trussville, Vincent.
A Map of St. Clair 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
St. Clair County, Alabama Courthouse Records
St. Clair County, AL Courthouse
Old Saint Clair County Courthouse
The St. Clair County Courthouse is located in Ashville, Alabama and Pell City, Alabama. Located in the northern part of the county, Asheville served as the county seat from 1821-1907. Ashville, originally called St. Clairsville, was named for John Ashe, a senator in the state's first General Assembly. The Alabama Constitution of 1901 provided for Pell City in the southern part of the county to serve as the county seat for the Southern Judicial District of the county. A constitutional amendment in 1907 established Pell City, named for George H. Pell, an early settler, as the second county seat.
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 St. Clair 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.
- St. Clair County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1818 and has Divorce Records prior to 1950.
- St. Clair County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1819, Probate Records from 1818 and Land Records from 1819.
- St. Clair County Revenue Commissioner's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- St. Clair County Health Department has Birth Records from 1893, Death records from 1908.
St. Clair 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, 1867
- 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
St. Clair 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.
St. Clair County, Alabama Resources
- State of Alabama Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Alabama
- Saint Clair Historical Society
- Ashville Public Library, 256-594-7954
- Ashville Museum and Archives, St. Clair County Courthouse
- Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society
- St. Clair County, Alabama Message Boards
St. Clair County, Alabama External Links
- Alabama Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- St. Clair County, Alabama Books - Amazon
- St. Clair Co., Alabama - FindaGrave
- Alabama Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- St. Clair Co. ALGenweb
- Alabama Newspaper Archives (1813 - 2003)
- St. Clair County, Alabama Links - Cyndi's List
- St. Clair County, Alabama Ancestry Database Collections
- St. Clair Geographic Information System Access Portal
- St. Clair County, Alabama Military Records