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Guide to Blount County, Alabama ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Oneonta
Organized: February 6, 1818
Parent County(s): Cherokee Cession, Montgomery[1]
Neighboring Counties
Cullman  • Etowah  • Jefferson  • Marshall  • St. Clair  • Walker
See County Maps
Courthouse
Blount County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Blount County Courthouse
Location Map
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Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Gov. Willie G. Blount of Tennessee, who provided assistance to settlers in Alabama during the Creek War of 1813-14. [2]The county is located in the north-central area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Blount County Courthouse
220 Second Avenue East
Oneonta, AL 35121
Telephone: (205) 625-6868
Blount County Website

County Archivist has probate records from 1824, marriage, land and burial records from 1820.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records.[4]

Blount County, Alabama Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1905 1920 1805 1929 1820 1824 1816
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1908. General compliance for births by 1927 and for deaths 1925.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1818--Blount County was created 6 February 1818 from the Cherokee Cession and Montgomery County.
  • County seat: Oneonta[5]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in Blount County:[6]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator.

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
  • Adville
  • Appalachian
  • Armstead
  • Bangor
  • Bent Tree
  • Birdie
  • Blount Springs
  • Blow Gourd
  • Blue Springs
  • Brentwood
  • Bright Star
  • Brooksville
  • Cedar Springs
  • Chamblees Mill
  • Champion
  • Clear Springs
  • Compton
  • Dallas
  • Danzler
  • Deavers Town
  • Easley
  • Eastwood
  • Ellison Crossroads
  • Fairview
  • Fowler Spring
  • Fridays Crossing
  • Graystone
  • Gum Springs
  • Gurley
  • Harkness Crossroads
  • Hendrick Mill
  • Hendrix
  • High Rock
  • Highmound
  • Holly Springs
  • Hoods Crossroads
  • Hopewell
  • Hortons Mill
  • Inland Junction
  • Joy
  • Kiowa
  • Lehigh
  • Liberty
  • Little Shenandoah
  • Little Warrior
  • Mattawana
  • McLarty
  • Mount Olive
  • Mount High
  • Mountain Grove
  • Murphree
  • Nyota
  • Old Snead
  • Pine Acres
  • Pine Mountain
  • Red Hill
  • Remlap
  • Riverside
  • Rock Springs
  • Roswell
  • Royal
  • Selfville
  • Sky Ball
  • Sloan
  • Straight Mountain
  • Strawberry
  • Sugar Creek
  • Sulpher Springs
  • Summit
  • Taits Gap
  • Wallstown
  • Woodhaven
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Blount, Alabama online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Alabama Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Blount county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Blount County census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Historical populations
Year Pop.
1820 2,415
1830 4,233 75.3%
1840 5,570 31.6%
1850 7,367 32.3%
1860 10,865 47.5%
1870 9,945 −8.5%
1880 15,369 54.5%
1890 21,927 42.7%
1900 23,119 5.4%
1910 21,456 −7.2%
1920 25,538 19.0%
1930 28,020 9.7%
1940 29,490 5.2%
1950 28,975 −1.7%
1960 25,449 −12.2%
1970 26,853 5.5%
1980 36,459 35.8%
1990 39,248 7.6%
2000 51,024 30.0%
2010 57,322 12.3%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960

State Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

The following have information concerning African American research.Both should be used:

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Alabama Land and Property for additional information about early Alabama land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Blount County see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Blount County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes surname index. FHL Book 976.172 E7b.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Blount County. The histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Alabama Local Histories.

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library. Blount County begins on page 108.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Regiments. Men in Blount County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (part of a large regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Blount County:

- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B (Blount Continentals)
- 19th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K (Blount Guards)
- 28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and C.
- 29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B " Blount County Hornets"
- 29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C " Avalanche Company"
- 29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E "The Phil Weaver Guards"
- 29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F "The Blount County Tiger Boys"
- 48th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A and F
- 50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D, formerly Company E, 2nd Battalion
- 54th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H (formerly Co. "I", 1st AL, TN, and MS Infantry)

Online Records

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Records[edit | edit source]

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Blount County has one book.

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1830-1976 Blount County Probate Records, 1830-1976 at FamilySearch

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Alabama tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Alabama Taxation.

  • 1865-1866 U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Blount County is in District 3.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Alabama State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online $.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Alabama.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

  • Alabama Department of Archives and History
    P.O. Box 300100
    624 Washington Ave.
    Montgomery, AL 36130
    (334) 242-4435
    website
  • Blount County Archives
    P. O. Box 45
    Oneonta, AL35121
    205-625-6868x3118

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.


  • Locust Fork Alabama Family History Center
    29854 Highway 79
    Locust Fork AL 35097 United States
    Website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Bloutsville Public Library
    205-429-3156
    Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • North Central Alabama Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 13
    Cullman, AL 35056-0013
Publication: Alabama Family History and Genealogy News
  • Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 8268
    404 Thomas Ave
    Boaz, AL 35957
    Phone:256.593.3000
    Website
  • Blount County Historical Society & Museum
    P. O. Box 45
    Oneonta, AL 35121
  • Blountsville Historical Society
    P. O. Box 231
    71406 N. Main Street
    Blountsville, AL 35031
    205-429-2468
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Blount County, Alabama Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ala/blount/ 05/29/2017.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Blount, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blount_County,_Alabama 05/29/2017.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alabama.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Blount County, Alabama," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blount_County%2C_Alabama, accessed 2 October 2018.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.
  9. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igialabama.pdf.