Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy Guide2016-07-08T17:42:35+00:00

Jackson County, Alabama Records

Jackson County, Alabama (Map It) was created on December 13, 1819 from land acquired from the Cherokee Cession of 1819. Jackson county was named in honor of Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), 7th U.S. President.

Jackson County is bordered by Marion County, Tennessee (northeast), Dade County, Georgia (east), DeKalb County (southeast), Marshall County (southwest), Madison County (west), Franklin County, Tennessee (northwest).

Jackson County Cities and Towns include Bridgeport, Bryant, Dutton, Flat Rock, Higdon, Hollywood, Hytop, Langston, Paint Rock, Pisgah, Pleasant Groves, Scottsboro, Section, Skyline, Stevenson, Woodville.

A Map of Jackson County, Alabama contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Alabama maps at MapGeeks.org

Jackson County, Alabama Courthouse Records

Jackson County, Alabama Courthouse
Jackson County, AL Courthouse

The Jackson County Courthouse is located in Scottsboro, Alabama. The act establishing Jackson County designated Sauta Cave as a temporary seat of justice. Bellefonte was the county seat from 1821 until 1859, at which time it was transferred to Scottsboro, which was named for Robert T. Scott, an early settler from North Carolina. There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1860 and 1920.

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 Jackson county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.

Jackson County, Alabama Census Records

Jackson County, Alabama Vital Records

Jackson County, Alabama Resources

Jackson County, Alabama External Links