Place:Lamar, Alabama, United States

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NameLamar
Alt namesJonessource: Family History Library Catalog
Jones Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1029551
Lamarsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Sanfordsource: Family History Library Catalog
Sanford Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1029551
TypeCounty
Coordinates33.75°N 88.117°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1867 - )
See alsoFayette, Alabama, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Marion, Alabama, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lamar County (formerly Jones County and Sanford County) is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, member of the United States Senate from Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,564. Its county seat is Vernon and is a prohibition or dry county.

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History

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Jones County, Alabama was established on February 4, 1867, with land taken from the southern part of Marion County and the western part of Fayette County, and it was named for E. P. Jones of Fayette County, with its county seat at Vernon. This county was abolished on November 13, 1867. On October 8, 1868, the area was again organized into a county, but as Covington County had been renamed "Jones County" the same year (a change that lasted only a few months), the new county was named Sanford, in honor of H. C. Sanford of Cherokee County. On February 8, 1877, the county was renamed Lamar in honor of Senator L.Q.C. Lamar of Mississippi.

Newspapers

  • The Vernon Pioneer - (1875–1878) The first newspaper published in Lamar County was The Vernon Pioneer. The Editors and Proprietors included William R. Smith, William R. Smith Jr., Smith, McCullough & Co, Sid B. Smith, and Don R. Aldridge.
  • The Vernon Clipper - (1879–1880) - Alexander Cobb as Editor and Proprietor and later Alex A. Wall as Proprietor.
  • The Lamar News - (1886–1887) - E. J. McNatt as Editor and Proprietor
  • The Sulligent Lightning
  • The Vernon Courier - (1886–1890) - Alex A. Wall as Editor and Publisher, then Courier Publishing Co. (R. J. Young as Editor-in-Chief and Mollie C. Young as partner)
  • The Eagle-Eye (1894)
  • The Lamar Democrat (1901 - present)
  • The Rural Educator (1908)
  • The Sulligent News (1942–1952)

Timeline

Date Event Source
1867 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 8,893
1880 12,142
1890 14,187
1900 16,084
1910 17,487
1920 18,149
1930 18,001
1940 19,708
1950 16,441
1960 14,271
1970 14,335
1980 16,453
1990 15,715

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