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Cleburne County, Alabama (Map It) was created on December 6, 1866 from territory formerly contained in Calhoun County, Randolph County and Talladega County. Cleburne county was named in honor of Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, a Confederate Major General. Learn More About State of Alabama History
Cleburne County is bordered by Cherokee County (north), Polk County, Georgia (northeast), Haralson County, Georgia (east), Carroll County, Georgia (southeast), Randolph County (south), Clay County (southwest), Talladega County (southwest), Calhoun County (west)
Cleburne County Cities and Towns include Edwardsville, Fruithurst, Heflin, Ranburne, Hollis Crossroads.
Cleburne County, Alabama Courthouse Records
Cleburne County, AL Courthouse
The Cleburne County Courthouse is located in Heflin, Alabama. The County Seat was established at Edwardsville in 1867, and moved to Heflin in 1906. Learn More About State of Alabama Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Cleburne county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.
- Cleburne County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from ? and has Divorce Records maintained among the equity records. Divorces issued prior to 1950 are located here. Divorces issued prior to 1950 are located here. Divorces issued after 1950 can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health. The County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
- Cleburne County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1867, Probate Records from 1867 and Land Records from 1867. The County Clerk of Probate Court maintains following records in the probate office: Plats, Maps, Judgments, Liens, Deeds, Mortgages, Corporations, Lis pendens, Marriage licenses, Military discharges. The Probate Judge presides over all probate court hearings for Probate of Wills, Administrations, Conservators, Guardianships, Adoptions, Legitimations, Name changes, Condemnations, Mental Commitment hearings, and performs marriage ceremonies. The office of the probate judge is the county office where the most significant genealogical records are created and maintained in Alabama. A variety of records are housed in this office.
- Cleburne County Revenue Commissioner's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- Cleburne County Health Department has Birth and Death Records from 1908.
Cleburne County, Alabama Census Records
- Learn More: State of Alabama Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
- State Population Schedules: 1820-1866, 1867
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Cleburne County, Alabama Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Alabama Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1908 to present.
- Marriage Records: from August 1936 to present.
- Divorce Records: from January 1950 to present.
- Locations: Alabama Office of Vital Statistics, The RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104.
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificate Applications.
Cleburne County, Alabama Resources
- State of Alabama Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Alabama
- Cleburne County Historical Society, 120 Vickery St., Room 105, Heflin, AL 36264
- Cleburne Co. Public Library, Phone 256-463-2259
- Cleburne County, Alabama Message Boards
- Cleburne County, Alabama Genealogy Forum
- Cleburne County, Alabama Mailing lists