to the Franklin County, Alabama ALGenWeb site, a part of the USGenWeb Project.

We are a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.

We welcome your submissions of information relating to Franklin County, Alabama. To submit items, contact ALGenWeb Franklin County Coordinator: Gary Hester




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History

Information from the Alabama Department of Archives and History

Franklin County was created by the Alabama Territorial legislature on 1818 Feb. 6. It was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. It is situated in the northwestern part of the state, (See Location) and is bordered by Colbert, Lawrence, Winston, and Marion counties in Alabama, and by Tishomingo and Itawamba counties, in Mississippi.

The county seat was originally located at Russellville, named after William Russell, an early settler and chief scout for Gen. Andrew Jackson during the Creek Indian War of 1813-14. In 1849, the county seat was transferred to Frankfort, where it remained until 1879 when it was moved to Belgreen. A courthouse fire in 1890 resulted in the loss of the county's records and probably accounted for the relocation of the county seat to Russellville in 1891. Other towns and communities include Red BayPhil CampbellVina and Hodges.

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Colbert AL Lawrence AL Marion AL
Winston AL Tishomingo MS Itawamba MS

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What's New

What's New

6 July 2003 I have added a Land Patent Mapping page.
Find your relatives land and see who were your relatives neighbors.

6 July 2003 Hurst Obituaries
contributed by Paula Hurst

5 July 2003 Burnout Cemetery
contributed by  Gene Thorn

5 July 2003 I have updated the Query and Surname / Researcher pages. They are now indexed by Surname, Researcher, and Date of Query.

3 July 2003 Hurst Births
contributed by Paula Hurst

Hurst Marriages
contributed by Paula Hurst

1 July 2003 Two Months In The Life Of A Southern Soldier:
The Diary Of James Edwards Wilson

contributed by Glorianne Fahs

The Wilson Bible
contributed by Glorianne Fahs

Noah D Rayburn, Co. D 1st Alabama Calvary
contributed by Peggy Shaw

22 June 2003 I have added a Civil War  page.     
17 June 2003 I have added a World War I,  World War II,  Korean War,  and Gulf War  page.     
14 June 2003 I have added a Vietnam War  page.     
14 June 2003 I have added a Revolutionary War  page.     
11 June 2003 I have added a Pensions  page.     
08 June 2003 I have added a Guest Book     
08 June 2003 I have updated the Query Page  It now has the option to index up to 10 Surnames.  
01 June 2003 I have updated the Resource Menu  
30 May 2003 I have added the Newspaper  page.
30 May 2003 I have added Indian Land Cessions to the 
Native American Research  page.
29 May 2003 I have added the Native American Research page.
29 May 2003 I have added the Miscellaneous Documents page.
21 May 2003 I have added Land Records from the Bureau of Land Management indexed by Township to the Land Records page.
  • Franklin County, Al. (4426 records)  
     
  • Colbert County, Al. (4917 records)  
     
  • Tishomingo County, Ms. (3214 records)
20 May 2003I have added Land Records from the Bureau of Land Management indexed by Patentee Name  to the Land Records page.
  • Franklin County, Al. (4426 records)  
     
  • Colbert County, Al. (4917 records)  
     
  • Tishomingo County, Ms. (3214 records)
20 May 2003I have added the    Reunion Page.

18 May 2003 I have added the Land Records   page.

13 May 2003I have added Maps of Franklin County by Township and Range  to the Communities & Maps page.

10 May 2003 I have added the Communities & Maps  page and the County Information page.

8 May 2003 I have added the GPS location and Maps of Franklin County Cemeteries from the U.S. Geological Survey .

7 May 2003 I have corrected an e-mail problem. If you have tried to
e-mail me before and had problems.
Please try again. Gary Hester

7 May 2003  I have added a new group of 171 cemeteries surveyed by the John W. Harris Chapter 2437 United Daughter of the Confederacy in 1975. Linda H. Underwood transcribed the records into a computer database in 2000. The tombstone readings of all 19,004 individuals in the first group are indexed by cemetery and also indexed by last name.Deborah Barnett, director of the Russellville Public Library, graciously provided the computer database for inclusion in the Franklin County AlGenWeb pages.

9 April 2003  I have added an African American Research page.

25 March 2003 Hello, I am Gary Hester, the new Franklin County AlGenWeb Coordinator. The previous coordinator, Ann Allen Geoghegan had to give up this site due to her mother's illness. Thanks Ann for all your work and we pray for your mother's health.

Please look over the new format for the site and give me your suggestions and comments. I need your help. Please send me any information about Franklin County, Alabama that you think would be useful to other researchers.



Contacts

ALGenWeb Franklin County Coordinator: Gary Hester   Your host for this site.

ALGenWeb State Coordinator: Richard White

ALGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator: Leigh Compton

ALGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator: Margie Daniels

ALGenWeb State Archivist: Carolyn Golowka


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