Baldwin County

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A Brief History of Baldwin County

In 1928 the Baldwin County Historical Society sought to publish a small book on the history of Baldwin County. Their intent was to strive to present in a brief manner some facts which they hoped would be an inspiration to those seeking to know the history of the county better. A manuscript written to embody inspiration usually does not include items of interest that would show the county in a bad light. The topic of slavery, for instance, is mute. The section I find most interesting appears on pages 71-74 and discusses the Fairhope Single Tax Colony. A group of …

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Baldwin County, Alabama Genealogy

Baldwin was originally carved out of Washington by an act of the Mississippi Territorial legislature, dated December 21,1809. As then organized, it lay west of the Tombikbee (except a portion of the lower part of the fork); south of the 5th township line, north of the parallel 31°, and east of the boundary line of Mississippi; and the courthouse was at McIntosh’s Bluff. By an act of the first legislature of the State all the country south of Little river, as far east as the line between ranges seven and eight, and north of the parallel 31° was added. By …

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Early Settlers of Baldwin County, AL

THOMAS B. TUNSTALL died in this county, Aug. 13, 1842, at the age of 54 years. He was a native of Pittsylvania county, Virginia, but resided for many years in this county and in Madison. He was often clerk of one branch or the other of the general assembly of the State, and was secretary of State from 1836 to 1840. He was clerk of the house of representatives in 1840 and ’41. He has many relatives yet living in this and adjoining counties. JOHN O. AIKEN who died a few years ago, after a long residence in this county, …

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