Alabama Counties: Marshall County
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Marshall County was created in 1836 Jan. 9 and named to honor Chief Justice John Marshall. The county is located in the northeastern part of the state on the Appalachian ridge. It encompasses 567 square miles. The Tennessee River cuts through the northern part of the county, creating Guntersville Lake.
The county seat was established in 1836 at Claysville, moved to Marshall in 1838, to Warrenton in 1841, and finally located at Guntersville in 1848. Other towns in the county include Arab, Albertville and Boaz.
The Sand Mountain Reporter online
Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921.
USGenNet: Marshall County
Updated: November 28, 2011