SHERIFFS OF SHELBY COUNTY
1939 - 2006


Note:  Some of the starting years, were when they were elected

Watson, William 1838 1841
George, Alford Allen 1841 1843
Servellen, Aaron 1843 1845
Smith, J. W. 1845 1848
Straw, Leonard 1849 1850
Sanford, George 1850

1854

Tamplin, Zachariah 1854 1855
Butler, Abria 1855 1856
Straw, Jackson J. 1856 1859
Barbee, M. C. 1859 1860
Hanks, James 1860 1864
Ross, John B. 1864 1865
Yarbrough, James 1865 1866
Brown, A. W. 1866 1867
Weaver, George W. 1867 1869
Wheeler, Joel P. 1869 1873
Ross, John B, 1873 1876
Brown, A. W. 1876 1884
Sims, B, F, 1884 1890
Garrett, L. M. 1890 1894
Pearce. W. J. 1894 1898
Sims, B. F. 1898 1900
Sapp. B. H. 1900 1902
Boothe, Zack 1902 1906
Sims, B. F.. 1906 1908
Burns, J. B. 1908 1912
Truitt, S. H. 1912 1916
Swanzy, James T. 1916 1920
Smith, J. N. 1920 1925
Holt, H. E. 1925 1927
     
Burns, Harry H. 1927 1931
O'Banion, Jim 1931 1932
O'Banion, Rilla** 1932 1932
Sample, Jesse B. 1932 1939
Brittain, Zack B. 1938 1943
Middleton, P. "Dick" 1943 1946
Samford, Claude 1946 1949
Sample, Tommy J. 1946 1951
Adams, Earl B. 1950 1953
Christian, Charlie B. 1952 1961
Schillings, Leon 1960 1969
Eaves, Maxie B. 1968 1977
Samford, B. F. 1976 1978
Ross, Paul 1978 1992
Shofner, Carl 1993 2000
Moore, James 2000 2004
Johnson, Newton 2004 -

           

**Served as Sheriff  after the death of her husband, the only woman to have served as Sheriff in Shelby County


 

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