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My name is Veneta Aldridge McKinney and I am your Lamar County, Alabama host. I do not live in Lamar County, but grew up there. My family moved into the area in the 1830's, so I am interested in all aspects of the history and families of Lamar County.
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LAMAR COUNTY INFORMATION
Lamar County was once named both Jones and Sanford county before it was the name Lamar was chosen. Jones County was established on February 4, 1867, from Marion County, named for E. P. Jones of Fayette County, with its county seat at Vernon. It was abolished on November 3, 1867. On October 8, 1868, the area was again organized into a county, Sanford County, in honor of H. C. Sanford of Cherokee County. On February 8, 1877, the county was renamed Lamar in honor of Senator Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, member of the United States Senate from Mississippi.
Its county seat is Vernon
CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES
* Sulligent * Vernon * Beaverton * Detroit * Kennedy * Millport * Hightogy *
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History of Farmers Union - (Began in Lamar County - Found on AL Genealogy Trails site)
- WEBSITE UPDATES:SEPT 2017World War 1 Draft Registration Cards: NOLEN, NORTHINGTONAUGUST 2017World War 1 Draft Registration Cards: NOE, NOLAN, NOLAND, NOLIN, NOLENJULY 2017Death News: BELLMarriage News: SWAIN, GUNNELLS, GAUTMAN, SMITHNews After 1900: LOFTIS, MCCRARY, LEECH, HARRIS, HEMISON, ROBERTSON, GREEN, REEDAPRIL - JUNE 2017County: 1923 County OfficersDeath News: MCCULLOUGH, WOOTENMarriage News: RUFFIN, FERGUSON, IRVIN, AIKEN, BOX, WOODSJANUARY - MARCH 2017Biography: WILKERSONOCTOBER - DECEMBER 2016Other Pre-1900 News: SANFORD, BROWNNewspapers: Jan. 13, 1898 Vernon CourierMisc: 20 Businessmen of Lamar County in 1908Marriage News: CROLEY, LOGAN, MORRIS, WALKERWorld War I Draft Registration Cards: NICHOLS, NETHARY, NOAH, NOEJULY - SEPTEMBER 2016Death Records: 1908 - 1910 DeathsNewspapers: Jan 6, 1898 Vernon CourierAPRIL - JUNE 2016Death News: HINESBirth News: WILLIAMS, YOUNGNewspapers: Dec 1897 Vernon CourierWorld War I Draft Registration Cards: NEAL, NEEL, NEWELL, NEVETT, NEWMANMarriage News: STRATTON, ADAIR, SHELTON, COLEMAN, SMITH, HARPER, STRAWBRIDGE, SANDERSAfter 1900 News: 1921 Fernbank News: ATKINS, RIDGEWAY, HICKS, CRIMM, FRANKLIN, KEMP, HODO, RICHARDS, DOWELLE, PRITCHETT, STACEY, DODSON, FLEMING, THROWER, HARPER, BARKSDALE, HALL, YOUNGER, CASHJANUARY - MARCH 2016Death News: GUINBirth News: MATTOXMarriage News: THORN, TURNERCounty Records: 1931 County OfficersNewspapers: Oct - Nov 1897 Vernon CourierAll 1896 and 1897 Vernon Courier newspapers are now mobile friendlyMilitary: Civil War: 1897 List of Confederate Soldiers and Widows PensionersDeath News: VAUGHN, YOUNG, SLOAN, STRAWBRIDGE, SHELTON, JENKINSWorld War I Draft Registration Cards: ESTILL, EVANS, ELLIS, NABORS, NALLO, NALLS, NASH, NEAL
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Libraries - Societies - Government Offices
Mary Wallace Cobb Library
44425 Alabama 17, Vernon
(205) 695-6123 Lamar County Historical Society
P. O. Box 357 Vernon 35592-0357
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