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September 1, 2014
 
 

Archives 

Ashville Museum & Archives
78 6th Avenue
P. O . Box 1570
Ashville, Alabama 35953
205-594-2128

email us at      archives@stclairco.com

Archivist:
Charlene Simpson

Board of Directors:

Joe Whitten
Alan Furr
Beth Jones
Suzanne Haley
 
Patsy Fouts

 

Open Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Closed for Lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

Ashville Museum & Archives is located in the historic St. Clair County Courthouse, Ashville, Alabama.  A depository for some of the county records and newspapers, it also features memorabilia exhibits.  A great research opportunity for historians and genealogists.

County Records

Probate Records (Estates, Wills, Deeds, Orphan Court, Probate Minutes etc.)  Most records start in 1819.  Record of Births 1893 - 1898; Register of Births 1899 - 1906.  Record of Deaths 1881 - 1888.  Census of Confederate Soldiers 1907.  First Court Record 1819 - 1849.

Newspapers

Southern Aegis 1879-1880; scattered issues of Southern Aegis, Southern Alliance, Springville News before 1900.  Some issues of Southern Aegis, Southern Alliance; Coosa Valleyan; Springville Item; St. Clair Herald; Pell City Times; St. Clair County News; Odenville Advertiser/ St. Clair Democrat; Pell City Progress 1900-1951; St. Clair News Aegis 1952-2000; St. Clair Observer 1971-1977.

Miscellaneous Information

Some cemetery records available (a roster for all cemeteries in the county is not available at this time).

  • Cherish The Quarterly Journal of the St. Clair Historical Society

  • Many Family History Books

  • Over 500 Family History Files

  • Census Records for St. Clair County

Books

The following books about St. Clair County are available to researchers at the Archives:

History of St. Clair County (Alabama) by Mattie Lou Teague Crow

Anthology, People - Places - Events of St. Clair County edited by Mattie Lou Teague Crow

History of St. Clair County  by William H. Cather

History of St. Clair County by George W. Franklin

The Heritage of St. Clair County, Alabama compiled by the St. Clair Heritage Book Committee

Sparkling Waters, a History of Cook Springs in St. Clair County, compiled by Daniel Stewart, Rubye Sisson, Joseph Whitten

From Trout Creek to Ragland, a History of Ragland, St. Clair County, Alabama by compiled by Rubye Sisson

St. Clair County Marriages 1819 - 1899 compiled by Rubye Sisson

Odenville, Alabama, A History of Our Town 1821- 1992 by Joseph L. Whitten

By Murder, Accident, and Natural Causes, Death Notices from St. Clair County, Alabama Newspapers 1873-1910 by Joseph L. Whitten

History of Steele, Alabama St. Clair County by Vivian Buffington Qualls

History of Springville, Alabama Including the 1969 edition compiled by Margaret Forman Windham and Revisions and Additions compiled by Donna Cole Davis and Virginia Cole Taylor

Margaret Alabama...And Now There's Gold! by Marie Butler


This is just a small sample of the information available in the Ashville Museum & Archives.  

Visit the Archives and Learn more about your St. Clair County Ancestors!

 

 

 

 
 

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