csaflags.gif (8749 bytes) Geneva County, Alabama csaflags.gif (8749 bytes)

geneva.gif (2078 bytes)Geneva County was created by the Al. Legislature on Dec. 26 1868.   The county was named for Geneva It's principal town and county seat.
Geneva, Geneva (city ) began its history in 1820. Records indicate that a trading post was established on the South side of the junction of the two rivers by Walter S.C. Yonge and his brother, Henry A Yonge, Jr. The Lincoln Flood, named after President Lincoln, washed away old Geneva, which ran parallel to the Choctawhatchee on Washington Street. The Pace Hotel was at the heart of the city. The result of this flood moved Geneva to the present location. The 1929 Hoover flood, again named after President Hoover, forced townspeople to build a levee with the help of the WPA.  The "junction" was the site of the Union raid on the Confederate Steamboat, Bloomer, in 1860.  River traffic developed to the Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.  Many river steamers began using the river to Pensacola and other ports until well after the coming of the railroads in the 1890's.  Geneva bas been located in Henry, Dale, Coffee and Geneva counties before the city incorporated in 1872. Geneva County was established December 26, 1868. The first electricity was generated in Geneva in December 1905. Geneva was named by Henry A. Yonge's wife, Mary Effis Yonge, whose home town was Geneva, New York. The Alabama State Legislature created what is now Geneva County from parts of Dale, Henry and Coffee Counties on December 26, 1868.  In the Wiregrass Region of southeast Alabama, Geneva is known as "Alabama's Old River Town".  It is bordered by Coffee, Covington, Dale, and Houston Counties and the State of Florida.  Other towns and communities
include Samson and Hartford. 
See the Capitals of Al.
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Our Neighbors Jackson County Florida 

Adjacent counties


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The Glover Family came to area before Geneva was a county.  They are shown on the 1870 Census reports for the county.  The photo above is of William E. Glover. Son of  John Paschal Glover and Drucilla Evans. William came to Al. from Ga. abt. 1840 he resided in Dale the part that would  later to become  Geneva County. Martha Glover his wife is found on the 1870 census reports for Geneva living with their daughter Virginia Davis.


If you are not sure where your ancestors lived in Alabama check the unknown county page from the AlGenWeb state page.


Geneva County Links

Check out the the Newspaper on the Macon Co., Ga. page it has info on Alabama as well as Ga. 

1870 Federal Population Census, Township 1


Map and Cem List.

Geneva County Genealogy web site of Chris Outlaw



City of Geneva history

Vital Records available from State

Old Occupations

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Cowan Family CSA Info. Vital Records  
South of The Road Historical Society List of Newspapers on microfilm
County Records Information    

Family Web Sites
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Do you have a family genealogy  web site that is related to Geneva County.  If so send me the address and I will include it here.

Glover Family History


Cowan Family Home Page


Outlaw and Related Families of Southeast Alabama



Geneva Public Library
Geneva County Historical Society
PO Box 27
Geneva, AL 36340
Southeast Alabama Genealogical and Historical Society
Box 246
Dothan, AL 36302-0246
Publication: Wiregrass Roots SEAGHS Magazine



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Choctawhatchie Rangers were organized at Geneva in 1863. Muster Roll and letter to the Governor.

Confederate Civil War Records. If you would like to submit your Confederate ancestor's Civil War info just email the information to me.

Alabama During the Civil War

The Company H, 8th Alabama Infantry was known as the "German Fusiliers"

Causes for the Civil War

Elmira Prison Online Library
Hilliard's Legion of Alabama Volunteers, C.S.A. Emerald Guard, Company I, 8th Alabama Infantry  
Co E &L 4th Alabama Company K, 4th Alabama Cavalry (Roddey's) Regiment Confederate Regimental Histories Directory
10th Alabama Cavalry (Pickett's) Regiment, C.S.A. 11th alabama infantry  



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The subscribe to the Geneva County mail list sending an email to ALGENEVA-L-request@rootsweb.com and put in only the word subscribe and nothing else.  You may also subscribe to the digest mode ALGENEVA-L-request@rootsweb.com and put in only the word subscribe.  To unsubscribe send a message to ALGENEVA-L-request@rootsweb.com and put only the word unsubscribe and nothing else.  To send a message to the Geneva County mail list ALGENEVA-L@rootsweb.com .
This is a closed list and you have to join to send or receive messages no exceptions.
I also manage the Barbour  County and Dale County mail lists.  If you want to join those lists you may do so by changing the ALGENEVA to ALBARBOU OR ALDALE  with either the L or D.  Many times the person would have lived in different counties without ever moving since the county lines changed.


Post your queries to the Genforum board.  Submit your wills, deeds, bible, pension, bios and obits to me and I will place them on the Geneva Page. 


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Microfilm for the U.S. Population Census 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920  and the Agriculture Census 1870, 1880 can be researched at many local libraries or at the  Alabama Department of Archives & History.  If your library does not have the film  you need then it may be available through inter library loan.



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