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About Blount County

Blount County is a county located in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 57,322. Its county seat is Oneonta.
Blount County was created by the Alabama Territorial Legislature on February 6, 1818 from land ceded to the Federal Government by the Creek Nation. Mine owners Henry DeBardeleben and James Sloss bought land and the L & N Railroad causing the county seat to be moved from Blountsville to Oneonta in 1889 where it is presently located.
Blount County lies in the northeastern section of the state, and is bordered by Cullman, created 1877 from Blount, Morgan & Winston, Marshall, created 1836 from Blount, Jackson & Cherokee Nation, Etowah, created 1867, (Etowah was originally Baine Co. from Dec. 1866- Dec. 1867 and Baine was created from Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Dekalb, Marshall, and St. Clair Counties), Jefferson, created 1819 from Blount, St. Clair, created 1818 from Shelby, and Walker, created 1824 from Marion & Tuscaloosa Counties.
It was named for Tennessee Governor W. G. Blount who sent militia under Andrew Jackson to defend the settlers in Alabama during the Creek War of 1813-1814. Some of Jackson's men were first settlers.
Blount County is a dry county, with the exception of Oneonta, which allows for the sale of alcohol since 2013. In the November 6, 2012 elections, a countywide ballot initiative to allow alcohol sales was narrowly defeated.
Blount County has been dubbed the "Covered Bridge Capital of Alabama" since it has more historic covered bridges standing within a single county than any other in the state - with earlier covered bridges known of. This county celebrates the Covered Bridge Festival every autumn in Oneonta to commemorate its three remaining covered bridges.
Other towns and communities include Allgood, Bangor, Blount Springs, Blountsville, Cleveland, County Line, Hayden, Locust Fork, Nectar, and Susan Moore.

Source: wikipedia.org

Blount County Resources

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Historical Population
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Land Records
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Blount County Rootsweb Resource Page

ALGenWeb Project
ALGenWeb County Pages
ALGenWeb Clickable County Map

Blount County Notables

Events, locations, and industries
important to Blount County history.

Easley Covered Bridge
Horton Mill Covered Bridge
Swann Covered Bridge

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My name is LaRae Halsey-Brooks, and my daughter,
Eireann Brooks, and I are the County Co-Coordinators
for the Blount County ALGenWeb Project.
I have been researching our family roots for 30+ years and have
volunteered for many genealogical libraries over the years.
My daughter Eireann and I have been creating and maintaining
County and Special Project webpages for the USGenWeb for 16 years.
If you would like to contribute Biographical Sketches of your
Blount County families to this website, please let us know.
We will be happy to create a special page for your material
and include any photographs, scanned documents,
or other items you'd like to add to the page.
We also would like a list of your Blount County Surnames
with dates and townships. We'll include a link back
so others researching your families can contact you.
If you live in or near Blount County and would like to
take digital photographs of cemeteries and tombstones,
please let us know.
If you have access to existing cemetery transcriptions,
land records, tax rolls, school class rosters/photos, etc.,
we would be most grateful for any and all submissions.
If you are interested in hosting another county
in Alabama for the ALGenWeb Project,
adoptable counties can be found on the County Page,
or you may contact State Coordinator Ann Allen Geoghegan.
Please check back from time to time
as we add new records to the page!
Thank you!
LaRae & Eireann

Blount County Co-Coordinators:
LaRae Halsey-Brooks and Eireann Brooks

This page was last updated November 14, 2017.

2015-2017 by the Blount County Coordinator for the ALGenWeb Project