Ashville, Alabama

Museum & Archives

Ashville Museum & Archives
78 6th Avenue
P. O . Box 1570
Ashville, Alabama 35953

email us at:

Robert Debter

Board of Directors:
Charlotte Beaube
David Coker
Beth Jones
David McCain
Nancy 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.

quiltCounty 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.

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!