Clarke County, Alabama was formed 10 December 1810 from its parent county, Washington County.

Neighboring counties currently include Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Monroe, Washington, and Wilcox.

There are a few histories available for Clarke County, Alabama and a four-volume history of Alabama including Clarke County:

County Histories

In the United States, states are generally subdivided into counties and then cities or towns. There are more than 3,000 counties across the United States and some counties were formed from other pre-existing counties. Vital records, land records, tax records, and voting records are some records potentially kept at the county level. Many county histories include the history of the area, the early inhabitants and notable people, early officers and representatives, military service, the geology, roads, and waterways and more. County histories can provide valuable information about our ancestors and the information may include women, for whom records are often more difficult to obtain.


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