Marshall County, AL

Map of Alabama highlighting Marshall County.
Map of Alabama highlighting Marshall County. Source: Wikipedia

Marshall County was created on January 9, 1836 and named to honor Chief Justice John Marshall. Marshall County is located in the northeastern part of the state on the Appalachian ridge. The Tennessee River cuts through the northern part of the county, creating Guntersville Lake.

Towns & Communities

The county seat was established in 1836 at Claysville, moved to Marshall in 1838, to Warrenton in 1841, and finally located at Guntersville in 1848. Other towns in the county include Arab, Albertville, Boaz, Douglas, Grant, Horton, and Union Grove.

~ Source: Ancestor Swap Meet 2003 book, June 21, 2003, Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society. Content modified for better readability.

Research Links for Genealogy Search in Marshall County, Alabama [All links will open in a new tab or window of your browser.]


  • Marshall County, Alabama Cemetery Records – An extensive list on the Access Genealogy site.These are older records, but they have information that is no longer readable or the tombstone is gone.
  • Manchester Cemetery (a.k.a. Cooley Cemetery) .- This site provides information on how to get to the cemetery. The site doesn’t not provide a list of who is buried in the cemetery. See FindAGrave for this cemetery.





  • Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center – from the Encyclopedia of Alabama site. Includes a link to a map.
  • Home page of the Guntersville Museum.
  • Arab Historic Village – Developed as a tribute to the pioneer-spirited people who settled and built this area into the prosperous, community-minded place it is today. The village is ideal for schools to visit. See the site for events throughout the year as well as visiting schedule.


  • Newspapers on Microfilm Database from the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Enter Marshall in the County field to obtain a county list of newspapers on microfilm.


Public Libraries in Marshall County, Alabama

~ Marshall County Page Maintainer: Wayne Gregg.

Last updated: Thursday, December 17, 2015  11:36 AM

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