Welcome to Clarke County Alabama.  This site is part of www.theheartofdixie.net project.  I am Margie Glover Daniels a Clarke County researcher/descendant and county manager for Clarke County.  If you are interested in hosting a county for The Heart of Dixie or donating records contact me at theheartofdixie@gmail.com
I am pleased to have as the very first records the entire book Clarke County Alabama and its surroundings by Rev. T. M. Ball, A. M.
map of Alabama counties with Clarke County highlighted
The Mississippi territorial legislature created Clarke County on 1812 Dec. 10. It was named for Gen. John Clarke of Georgia. A county seat was not established until 1820, when it was located at Clarksville. In 1831 the seat of government was moved to Grove Hill (previously known as Magoffin's Store, Smithville and Macon).

Clarke County is located in the southwestern portion of the state at the juncture of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers. It encompasses 1,230 square miles. The county is a center of the state's timber industry. Notable towns include Thomasville, Grove Hill and Jackson.

Alabama Archives Department


Grove Hill Public Library
Clarke County Historical Society
16 West Cobb St.
Grove Hill, AL 36451
Publication: Quarterly

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Clarke Co. 1895
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Clarke County Clerk
117 Court Street
P.O. Box 548
Grove Hill, AL 36451
Phone: (334) 275-3251

National Register



Clarke County, AL Genealogy Forum

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