Seated in northeastern Alabama is the
beautiful and fertile county of Etowah.
This region lies in the southern foothills
of the Appalachian Mountains astride Lookout
Mountain and the Coosa River. An array
of geographic features including mountains
in the northern and western part of the
county with river and lakes in the southern
and eastern parts are presented.
Etowah County boasts a rich history left by
Creek and Cherokee Indians, Hernando De
Soto, and General Andrew Jackson.
This website is being maintained
I do not live in Alabama and am
unable to help you with local research.
However, you might elect to
try the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness website at
http://www.raogk.org. They have volunteers who have offered to help
researchers with local research in their respective counties. Often the
work is done for little to no compensation. It's likely you'll find someone in
or near Etowah County that can help you.
If you can't find your information in this county,
it's always wise to investigate the surrounding ones. Keep in mind that
during the early years of our country, border changes were frequent. In
addition to mentioning our neighbors, I have placed a timeline relevant to
Etowah County in the Research Center. Hopefully, one of these two avenues
will assist you in your research.