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.]
- Histopolis.com page for Marshall County – Histopolis is a Collaborative Genealogy & History site providing Latitude & Longitude coordinates for each place listed if at all possible. This can be VERY helpful in finding cemeteries, small hamlets & villages that are now hard to find.
- Marshall County Alabama Wiki – on FamilySearch.org
- Marshall County, Alabama: Family History & Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records & More – from Linkpendium.com.
- TrackingYourRoots.com site for Marshall County– The page background can be bothersome for the eyes, but links exist to tax sales, marriages, cemeteries, etc.
- Alabama Department of Archives and History Marshall County page.
- NOTE: As 17-Jan-2014, no cemeteries are listed on Cemetery Records for Marshall County, Alabama – from Interment.net. Please notify the page maintainer if you find that records have been added to this site.
- 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.
- Brief History of Marshall County – Excerpts from “Alabama Encyclopedia Volume 1 Book of Facts” ©1965.
- Guntersville Historical Society – Note: as of 18 Sep 2014, the Genealogy Research page is still Under Construction.
- Detailed map of Marshall County – from the Marhsall County page on Alabama Department of Archives and History.
- Civil War, Col. James Lawrence Sheffield, Company “D” 48th Alabama Infantry. Col Sheffield was also a member of the state conference several years for Marshall County. Note: Be aware that this site uses several animated graphics.
- Oct 22, 1864: Confederates arrive at Guntersville, Alabama
- 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.
- Marshall County Alabama Historical Post Cards – Albertville, Arab, Boaz, Guntersville, et al.
Public Libraries in Marshall County, Alabama
- Guntersville Public Library
- Arab Public Library
- Albertville Public Library
- Boaz Public Library – Note that a Genealogy meeting is held each month at the library. See the NEAGS home page for date, time, speaker & topic.
- Grant Public Library
~ Marshall County Page Maintainer: Wayne Gregg.
Last updated: Thursday, December 17, 2015 11:36 AM