Museum & Archives
Ashville Museum & Archives
78 6th Avenue
P. O . Box 1570
Ashville, Alabama 35953
email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Archivist: Robert Debter
Board of Directors:Charlotte BeaubeDavid CokerBeth JonesDavid McCainNancy Sansing
Hours of Operation:Open Monday-Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. Closed for Lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.
Friday's 8:00am - Noon.
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).
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!