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Information from the Alabama Department of Archives and History

Franklin County was created by the Alabama Territorial legislature on 1818 Feb. 6. It was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. It is situated in the northwestern part of the state, (See Location) and is bordered by Colbert, Lawrence, Winston, and Marion counties in Alabama, and by Tishomingo and Itawamba counties, in Mississippi.

The county seat was originally located at Russellville, named after William Russell, an early settler and chief scout for Gen. Andrew Jackson during the Creek Indian War of 1813-14. In 1849, the county seat was transferred to Frankfort, where it remained until 1879 when it was moved to Belgreen. A courthouse fire in 1890 resulted in the loss of the county's records and probably accounted for the relocation of the county seat to Russellville in 1891. Other towns and communities include Red BayPhil CampbellVina and Hodges.

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I have added a Land Patent Mapping page.
Find your relatives land and see who were your relatives neighbors.

Hurst Obituaries
contributed by Paula Hurst

Burnout Cemetery
contributed by  Gene Thorn

I have updated the Query and Surname / Researcher pages. They are now indexed by Surname, Researcher, and Date of Query.

Hurst Births
contributed by Paula Hurst

Hurst Marriages
contributed by Paula Hurst

Two Months In The Life Of A Southern Soldier:
The Diary Of James Edwards Wilson

contributed by Glorianne Fahs

The Wilson Bible
contributed by Glorianne Fahs

Noah D Rayburn, Co. D 1st Alabama Calvary
contributed by Peggy Shaw

I have added a Civil War  page.     
I have added a World War I,  World War II,  Korean War,  and Gulf War  page.     
I have added a Vietnam War  page.     
I have added a Revolutionary War  page.     
I have added a Pensions  page.     
I have added a Guest Book     
I have updated the Query Page  It now has the option to index up to 10 Surnames.  
I have updated the Resource Menu  
I have added the Newspaper  page.
I have added Indian Land Cessions to the 
Native American Research  page.
I have added the Native American Research page.
I have added the Miscellaneous Documents page.
I have added Land Records from the Bureau of Land Management indexed by Township to the Land Records page.
  • Franklin County, Al. (4426 records)  
  • Colbert County, Al. (4917 records)  
  • Tishomingo County, Ms. (3214 records)
I have added Land Records from the Bureau of Land Management indexed by Patentee Name  to the Land Records page.
  • Franklin County, Al. (4426 records)  
  • Colbert County, Al. (4917 records)  
  • Tishomingo County, Ms. (3214 records)
I have added the    Reunion Page.

I have added the Land Records   page.

I have added Maps of Franklin County by Township and Range  to the Communities & Maps page.

I have added the Communities & Maps  page and the County Information page.

I have added the GPS location and Maps of Franklin County Cemeteries from the U.S. Geological Survey .

I have corrected an e-mail problem. If you have tried to
e-mail me before and had problems.
Please try again. Ann Allen Geoghegan

 I have added a new group of 171 cemeteries surveyed by the John W. Harris Chapter 2437 United Daughter of the Confederacy in 1975. Linda H. Underwood transcribed the records into a computer database in 2000. The tombstone readings of all 19,004 individuals in the first group are indexed by cemetery and also indexed by last name.Deborah Barnett, director of the Russellville Public Library, graciously provided the computer database for inclusion in the Franklin County AlGenWeb pages.

 I have added an African American Research page.


ALGenWeb Franklin County Coordinator: Ann Allen Geoghegan 

ALGenWeb State Coordinator: Ann Allen Geoghegan

ALGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator: Jeff Kemp

ALGenWeb State Archivist: Carolyn Golowka



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