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Books for Sale
with connections to
Shelby County Alabama

The following publications are available to purchase.
A brief description is given about each, including price, where and how to order.


If you have a book for sale with connections to Shelby County Alabama
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Shelby County Historical Society, Inc.
1854 Old Courthouse
P.O. Box 457
Columbiana, Alabama 35051-0457
Phone (205) 669-3912

Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am til 3:00 pm ~ Closed Holidays

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S-K Publications

  1. 1850 Shelby County Alabama Census Book
    Photocopies of handwritten records from microfilm, plus typed index.

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Historic Shelby Association
P.O. Box 176
Shelby, Alabama 35143
E-Mail: John Brasher

To order, please order by book name and send the amount for your order.
Price of book include shipping.
Please make checks payable to Historic Shelby Association.

  1. History of the Shelby Iron Company, 1862-1868
    By Joyce Jackson, Copyright 1990, Published by Brasher Publications, in conjunction with the Historic Shelby Association, Inc., 74 pages. $8.00
  2. Shelby Iron - A Celebration Of Our History ... And A Look To The Future
    Published by The Historic Shelby Association, October 1998, Many photos. $6.00

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  1. The Shelby County Scene New
    By Carol Bebelaar and Steve Martin, 208 pages packed with current information and photographs on Alabama's fastest growing county.

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Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc.
P.O. Box 22128
Louisville, KY 40252
  1. The Heritage of Shelby County, Alabama

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Bobby Joe Seales
P.O. Box 89
Alabaster, Alabama 35007
E-Mail: Bobby Joe Seales

To order, please order by book name and send the amount for your order.
Price of book include shipping.
Please make checks payable to Bobby Joe Seales.

  1. Stamps-Massey Ancestors
    By Bobby Joe Seales, Printed April 1970, 140 Pages, Plus Index. $22.00

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Shelba Shelton Nivens
1451 Road 39
Chelsea, Alabama 35043
E-Mail: Shelba Shelton Nivens

To order, please order by book name and send the amount for your order.
Price of book include shipping.
Please make checks payable to Shelba S. Nivens.

  1. Early Settlers of the K-Springs/Chelsea Area
    By Shelba Shelton Nivens, Copyright 1981, 114 Pages, Plus 13 Page Index. $18.00

Traces the emigration of two Revolutionary War soldiers, Able Kendrick and Lewis Turner, and portions of their families from Virginia to South Carolina, then through Georgia to Central Alabama and Shelby County Alabama. Several early families in this area are included.

Many old photos of family, school and church groups. Stories and anecdotes passed down through families, some are in the words of people that are now deceased, are combined with extensive research by the author of old newspapers, maps, and Bible, census, marriage, birth, death, land, cemetery and other records. Sources are noted.

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Aldrich Coal Mine Museum
137 Highway 203
Montevallo, Alabama 35115

To order, please order by book name and send the amount for your order.
Price of book include shipping.
Please make checks payable to Aldrich Coal Mine Museum.

  1. The Story Of My Hometown, Aldrich, Alabama
    By Henry A. Emfinger, Published 1969, 67 Pages, Many Photos. $5.00
  2. Baptists of Aldrich, Alabama ~ A History of the Aldrich First Baptist Church
    By Henry A. Emfinger, Printed August 1972, 40 Pages. $5.00
  3. From Wilson's Hill To Montevallo, Alabama: A Mound In A Valley
    By Henry A. Emfinger, Published 2006, Many Photos, Paper Back Book. $22.00

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Heritage Books, Inc.
1540 East Pointer Ridge Place
Bowie, Maryland 20716

For price and to order online please visit www.heritagebooks.com

  1. Some Alabama Pioneers
    By Madge Pettit, Published 2001. Item #P1859

This is a collection of genealogies of some of the very earliest Alabama settlers, many of whom arrived before Alabama attained statehood in 1819, and lived among the Indians until their removal in 1836. Most of the pioneers settled in the central Alabama area where the land was too poor to grow cotton, so the farms were generally small. Great prosperity did not come until later, when the vast mineral deposits under the red clay soil were exploited. Coming from several mid-Atlantic states and being of fairly diverse enthnic origins, some pioneers married Indian women, further expanding the diversity of southern heritage. Each family is treated in its own chapter in a pleasant narrative style that includes local history, biographical sketches and family legends, followed by genealogical information which is numbered in an outline-style format. Some family origins are traced back to Europe. The families covered include Ammons, Atchison, Bevill, Carter, Clark, Coburn, Cost, Dooley, Gibson, Harmon, Honeycutt, Horton, Kimbrel, Madoc, Porter, Thomas, Thompson, Seale, Smith, Sturdivant, Tyler and Wilkerson. Item #P1859

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Heritage Books, Inc.
1540 East Pointer Ridge Place
Bowie, Maryland 20716

For price and to order online please visit www.heritagebooks.com

  1. Pioneers And Residents Of West Central Alabama Prior To The Civil War
    By Madge Pettit, Published 1988, ISBN 1-55613-125-9. Item #P212

Important genealogical information on about 1000 families who lived in the hill country of west central Alabama prior to the Civil War. Assembled from cemetery records, newspapers, information from descendants, military and pension files, and census records. Item #P212

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Heritage Books, Inc.
1540 East Pointer Ridge Place
Bowie, Maryland 20716

For price and to order online please visit www.heritagebooks.com

  1. The Families Of Genery's Gap, Alabama
    By Madge Pettit, Published 1986, 140 Pages, Index. Item #P3008

Genery's Gap lies half in Jefferson County and half in Shelby County Alabama. Covers the early pioneers who came from the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia. Item #P3008

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Pioneer Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 408
Carrollton, MS. 38917
Phone: (662) 237-6010

To order, please order by book name and send the amount for your order.
Price of book $45.00 plus $5.00 postage.
Please make checks payable to Pioneer Publishing Co.

  1. Genealogical Abstracts From Shelby County, Alabama Newspapers (1868-1888)
    By Larry E. Caver, Jr., 529 pages, Index, Paperback. $45.00 plus $5.00 postage

Many early county newspapers did not survive. These notices are taken from five newspapers post-Civil War. They contain historical and genealogical information on the earliest settlers of Shelby County.
This publication contains numerous death, marriage, and probate notices from Shelby County. It also includes informative reports from across the region.

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Arcadia Publishing

For price and to order online please visit www.arcadiapublishing.com

  1. Images of America: Montevallo
    By Clark Hultquist and Carey Heatherly, Published 2011, ISBN 978--7385-8743-1. Library of Congress Control Number: 2010937085

The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by. 128 pages/softcover.

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Akridge Arboretum & Calera Historical Society
c/o Calera Library
P.O. Box 690
Calera, AL 35040

To order, please order by book name and send the amount for your order.
Price of book include shipping.
Please make checks payable to Akridge Arboretum & Calera Historical Society.

  1. Early History of Calera, Alabama
    By Barbara Baker Roberts, 186 Pages, Indexed, Many Photos. $25.00

This book is now out of print, however, the proceeds from the remaining books will go toward the preservation of the Historic Calera Presbyterian Church.

Every town should have its history written. In this book the author has tried to record what she has been able to find out about the history of Calera, Alabama. The town's history has, as it seems, two parts: the earlier period dominated by the railroad and lime industries with which this study deals primarily and the later period which saw the decline of the railroad trade and a diversification of business and industry. Because the earlier period seemed more vulnerable to the obliteration of time and because it is natural to start with beginnings, the author has chosen to concentrate on the history of Calera in the nineteenth century.

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Clearing the Thickets: A History of Antebellum Alabama

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  1. Clearing the Thickets: A History of Antebellum Alabama
    By Herbert James "Jim" Lewis

The book begins with an examination of the colonial period during which three European powers—Spain, France, and Great Britain— continually vied for control of what was to become part of Alabama. Later chapters examine Alabama’s territorial period, the Creek War of 1813-14, the Constitutional Convention of 1819 and statehood, the first years of state government in Cahaba, the removal of the capital to Tuscaloosa, King Cotton and the ignominy of slavery, the capital in Montgomery as secession looms, and social and economic advances during the antebellum period which were interrupted and stunted by the tragedy of secession and war.

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