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Alabama counties (clickable map)

The U.S. state of Alabama is comprised of sixty-seven counties. The oldest and newest counties in Alabama are Washington County (created June 4, 1800) and Houston County (created February 9, 1903), respectively.

The land enclosed by the present state borders was joined to the United States of America piecemeal. Prior to permanent settlement by Europeans, the areas claimed by Spain as Spanish Florida and by England as the Province of Carolina overlapped. However, the first permanent colony was established by the French on the banks of the Mobile River in 1702. A part of northern Alabama was granted to James Oglethorpe as part of Georgia in 1732 while France and England competed for alliances with native tribes. Great Britain took possession of France's territory in Alabama following the French and Indian War in 1763. They controlled the area south of the 32nd parallel while the rest of the present-day state remained Indian territory.

Following the American Revolutionary War, West Florida south of the 31st parallel became a possession of Spain while the remainder was organized primarily as the Mississippi Territory, with narrow claims by Georgia and South Carolina persisting until 1804. The territorial assembly established some of the earliest county divisions which have survived to the present. The United States took control of the Mobile District of West Florida in 1813. In 1814 the Treaty of Fort Jackson opened the territory to American settlers. In 1817 the western part of the territory became the State of Mississippi and the remainder the Alabama Territory. The Alabama territorial legislature established several more county divisions. Alabama was admitted to the Union as the 22nd state in 1819. The Alabama state legislature formed additional counties from former Indian lands as the Indian Removal Act took effect and settlers populated different areas of Alabama.

In 1820, Alabama had 29 counties. By 1830 there were 36, with Indians still occupying land in northeast and far western Alabama. By 1840, 49 counties had been created; 52 by 1850; 65 by 1870; and the present 67 counties by 1903.

According to 2006 U. S. Census estimates, the average population of Alabama's sixty-seven counties is 68,642, with Jefferson County as the most populous (656,700), and Greene County (9,374) the least. The average land area is 757 mi² (1,962 km²). The largest county is Baldwin (1,596 mi², 4,134 km²) and the smallest is Etowah (535 mi², 1,386 km²).

The Alabama Department of Revenue's Motor Vehicle Division issues standard automobile license plates bearing a one or two digit number identifying the county in which the vehicle is registered. The prefixes proceed alphabetically, with the first three reserved for the state's historically most populous counties. (Note that Shelby County follows St. Clair County using the more common abbreviated form.) Individual license plate numbers are assigned sequentially in each licensing office. The numbers are in the format XA1111A or XXA111A, depending on whether the prefix is one or two digits. Madison County has since surpassed Montgomery County in population, but still uses the two-digit "47" prefix. Overflow registrations are accommodated by substituting a letter for one of the registration numbers. (XXZ999Z is followed by XXA0A0A)[1]

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code, which is used by the United States government to uniquely identify counties, is provided with each entry. (In this system, St. Clair County is alphabetized ahead of Shelby County.) The FIPS code links in the table point to U. S. Census "quick facts" pages for each county.

Sortable table[]

County Seat
License #
Named for
Land area
Autauga County 001 Prattville 4 1818 Formed from
Montgomery County
Autauga Creek &&&&&&&&&&049730.&&&&&049,730 &&&&&&&&&&&&0596.&&&&&0596 mi²
(1,544 km²)
State map highlighting Autauga County
Baldwin County 003 Bay Minette 5 1809 Formed from
Washington County and West Florida
Abraham Baldwin,
U.S. legislator from Georgia
&&&&&&&&&0169162.&&&&&0169,162 &&&&&&&&&&&01596.&&&&&01,596 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&04134.&&&&&04,134 km2)
State map highlighting Baldwin County
Barbour County 005 Clayton 6 1832 Formed from
Pike County
James Barbour,
Governor of Virginia and U.S. Senator
&&&&&&&&&&028171.&&&&&028,171 &&&&&&&&&&&&0885.&&&&&0885 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02292.&&&&&02,292 km2)
State map highlighting Barbour County
Bibb County 007 Centreville 7 1818 Formed from Montgomery County (as Cahawba County) William Wyatt Bibb,
Governor of Alabama
&&&&&&&&&&021482.&&&&&021,482 &&&&&&&&&&&&0623.&&&&&0623 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01614.&&&&&01,614 km2)
State map highlighting Bibb County
Blount County 009 Oneonta 8 1818 Formed from
Montgomery County and Indian territories
Willie Blount,
Governor of Tennessee
&&&&&&&&&&056436.&&&&&056,436 &&&&&&&&&&&&0646.&&&&&0646 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01673.&&&&&01,673 km2)
State map highlighting Blount County
Bullock County 011 Union Springs 9 1866 Formed from Barbour, Macon, Montgomery, and Pike Counties Edward Bullock,
colonel in the Confederate States Army
&&&&&&&&&&010906.&&&&&010,906 &&&&&&&&&&&&0625.&&&&&0625 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01619.&&&&&01,619 km2)
State map highlighting Bullock County
Butler County 013 Greenville 10 1819 Formed from
Conecuh and Monroe Counties
William Butler,
captain in Creek War
&&&&&&&&&&020520.&&&&&020,520 &&&&&&&&&&&&0777.&&&&&0777 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02012.&&&&&02,012 km2)
State map highlighting Butler County
Calhoun County 015 Anniston 11 1832 Formed from
St. Clair County (as Benton County)
John C. Calhoun,
U.S. Vice President
&&&&&&&&&0112903.&&&&&0112,903 &&&&&&&&&&&&0608.&&&&&0608 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01575.&&&&&01,575 km2)
State map highlighting Calhoun County
Chambers County 017 LaFayette 12 1832 Formed from
Montgomery County
Henry H. Chambers,
U.S. Senator
&&&&&&&&&&035176.&&&&&035,176 &&&&&&&&&&&&0597.&&&&&0597 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01546.&&&&&01,546 km2)
State map highlighting Chambers County
Cherokee County 019 Centre 13 1836 Formed from
Cherokee territory
Cherokee people &&&&&&&&&&024863.&&&&&024,863 &&&&&&&&&&&&0553.&&&&&0553 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01432.&&&&&01,432 km2)
State map highlighting Cherokee County
Chilton County 021 Clanton 14 1868 Formed from
Autauga, Bibb, Perry, and Shelby Counties (as Baker County)
William Parish Chilton,
Alabama Supreme Court Justice and Confederate congressman
&&&&&&&&&&041953.&&&&&041,953 &&&&&&&&&&&&0694.&&&&&0694 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01797.&&&&&01,797 km2)
State map highlighting Chilton County
Choctaw County 023 Butler 15 1847 Formed from
Sumter and Washington Counties
Choctaw people &&&&&&&&&&014656.&&&&&014,656 &&&&&&&&&&&&0914.&&&&&0914 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02367.&&&&&02,367 km2)
State map highlighting Choctaw County
Clarke County 025 Grove Hill 16 1812 Formed from
Washington County
John Clarke,
general in the Creek War from Georgia
&&&&&&&&&&027248.&&&&&027,248 &&&&&&&&&&&01238.&&&&&01,238 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03206.&&&&&03,206 km2)
State map highlighting Clarke County
Clay County 027 Ashland 17 1866 Formed from
Randolph and Talladega Counties
Henry Clay,
U.S. legislator from Kentucky
&&&&&&&&&&013829.&&&&&013,829 &&&&&&&&&&&&0605.&&&&&0605 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01567.&&&&&01,567 km2)
State map highlighting Clay County
Cleburne County 029 Heflin 18 1866 Formed from
Calhoun, Randolph , and Talladega Counties
Patrick Cleburne,
major general in Confederate States Army
&&&&&&&&&&014700.&&&&&014,700 &&&&&&&&&&&&0560.&&&&&0560 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01450.&&&&&01,450 km2)
State map highlighting Cleburne County
Coffee County 031 Elba 19 1841 Formed from
Dale County
John Coffee,
military leader in War of 1812 and Creek War
&&&&&&&&&&046027.&&&&&046,027 &&&&&&&&&&&&0679.&&&&&0679 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01759.&&&&&01,759 km2)
State map highlighting Coffee County
Colbert County 033 Tuscumbia 20 1867 Formed from
Franklin County
George Colbert and
Levi Colbert, Chickasaw chiefs
&&&&&&&&&&054766.&&&&&054,766 &&&&&&&&&&&&0595.&&&&&0595 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01541.&&&&&01,541 km2)
State map highlighting Colbert County
Conecuh County 035 Evergreen 21 1818 Formed from
Monroe County
Conecuh River &&&&&&&&&&013403.&&&&&013,403 &&&&&&&&&&&&0851.&&&&&0851 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02204.&&&&&02,204 km2)
State map highlighting Conecuh County
Coosa County 037 Rockford 22 1832 Formed from
Montgomery County
Coosa River &&&&&&&&&&011044.&&&&&011,044 &&&&&&&&&&&&0652.&&&&&0652 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01689.&&&&&01,689 km2)
State map highlighting Coosa County
Covington County 039 Andalusia 23 1821 Formed from
Henry County
Leonard Covington,
brigadier general in War of 1812 and U.S. Congressman
&&&&&&&&&&037234.&&&&&037,234 &&&&&&&&&&&01034.&&&&&01,034 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02678.&&&&&02,678 km2)
State map highlighting Covington County
Crenshaw County 041 Luverne 24 1866 Formed from
Butler, Coffee, Covington, Lowndes, and Pike Counties
Anderson Crenshaw,
settler of Butler County
&&&&&&&&&&013719.&&&&&013,719 &&&&&&&&&&&&0610.&&&&&0610 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01580.&&&&&01,580 km2)
State map highlighting Crenshaw County
Cullman County 043 Cullman 25 1877 Formed from
Blount, Morgan, and Winston Counties
county seat &&&&&&&&&&080187.&&&&&080,187 &&&&&&&&&&&&0738.&&&&&0738 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01911.&&&&&01,911 km2)
State map highlighting Cullman County
Dale County 045 Ozark 26 1824 Formed from
Covington and Henry Counties
Samuel Dale,
brigadier general and state legislator
&&&&&&&&&&048392.&&&&&048,392 &&&&&&&&&&&&0561.&&&&&0561 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01453.&&&&&01,453 km2)
State map highlighting Dale County
Dallas County 047 Selma 27 1818 Formed from
Monroe and Montgomery Counties
Alexander James Dallas,
U.S. Secretary of Treasury
&&&&&&&&&&043945.&&&&&043,945 &&&&&&&&&&&&0981.&&&&&0981 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02541.&&&&&02,541 km2)
State map highlighting Dallas County
DeKalb County 049 Fort Payne 28 1836 Formed from
Cherokee territory
Johann de Kalb,
major general in American Revolutionary War
&&&&&&&&&&069014.&&&&&069,014 &&&&&&&&&&&&0778.&&&&&0778 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02015.&&&&&02,015 km2)
State map highlighting DeKalb County
Elmore County 051 Wetumpka 29 1866 Formed from
Autauga, Coosa, Montgomery, and Tallapoosa Counties
John Archer Elmore,
Revolutionary War veteran
&&&&&&&&&&075688.&&&&&075,688 &&&&&&&&&&&&0621.&&&&&0621 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01608.&&&&&01,608 km2)
State map highlighting Elmore County
Escambia County 053 Brewton 30 1868 Formed from
Baldwin and Conecuh Counties
Escambia Creek &&&&&&&&&&037849.&&&&&037,849 &&&&&&&&&&&&0947.&&&&&0947 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02453.&&&&&02,453 km2)
State map highlighting Escambia County
Etowah County 055 Gadsden 31 1866 Formed from
Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall, and St. Clair Counties (as Baine County)
Etowah Mounds &&&&&&&&&0103362.&&&&&0103,362 &&&&&&&&&&&&0535.&&&&&0535 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01386.&&&&&01,386 km2)
State map highlighting Etowah County
Fayette County 057 Fayette 32 1824 Formed from
Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, and Walker Counties
Marquis de La Fayette, Revolutionary War commander &&&&&&&&&&018005.&&&&&018,005 &&&&&&&&&&&&0628.&&&&&0628 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01627.&&&&&01,627 km2)
State map highlighting Fayette County
Franklin County 059 Russellville 33 1818 Formed from
Cherokee territory
Benjamin Franklin,
politician, diplomat, inventor, and publisher
&&&&&&&&&&030847.&&&&&030,847 &&&&&&&&&&&&0636.&&&&&0636 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01647.&&&&&01,647 km2)
State map highlighting Franklin County
Geneva County 061 Geneva 34 1868 Formed from
Coffee, Dale, and Henry Counties
county seat &&&&&&&&&&025868.&&&&&025,868 &&&&&&&&&&&&0576.&&&&&0576 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01492.&&&&&01,492 km2)
State map highlighting Geneva County
Greene County 063 Eutaw 35 1819 Formed from
Marengo and Tuscaloosa Counties
Nathaniel Greene,
Revolutionary War general
&&&&&&&&&&&09374.&&&&&09,374 &&&&&&&&&&&&0646.&&&&&0646 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01673.&&&&&01,673 km2)
State map highlighting Greene County
Hale County 065 Greensboro 36 1867 Formed from
Greene, Marengo, Perry, and Tuscaloosa Counties
Stephen F. Hale,
lieutenant colonel in Confederate States Army
&&&&&&&&&&018236.&&&&&018,236 &&&&&&&&&&&&0644.&&&&&0644 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01668.&&&&&01,668 km2)
State map highlighting Hale County
Henry County 067 Abbeville 37 1819 Formed from
Conecuh County
Patrick Henry,
Revolutionary War patriot and Governor of Virginia
&&&&&&&&&&016706.&&&&&016,706 &&&&&&&&&&&&0562.&&&&&0562 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01456.&&&&&01,456 km2)
State map highlighting Henry County
Houston County 069 Dothan 38 1903 Formed from
Dale, Geneva, and Henry Counties
George S. Houston,
Governor of Alabama and U.S. Congressman
&&&&&&&&&&095660.&&&&&095,660 &&&&&&&&&&&&0580.&&&&&0580 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01502.&&&&&01,502 km2)
State map highlighting Houston County
Jackson County 071 Scottsboro 39 1819 Formed from
Cherokee territory
Andrew Jackson,
U.S. President
&&&&&&&&&&053745.&&&&&053,745 &&&&&&&&&&&01079.&&&&&01,079 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02795.&&&&&02,795 km2)
State map highlighting Jackson County
Jefferson County 073 Birmingham 1 1819 Formed from
Blount County
Thomas Jefferson,
U.S. President
&&&&&&&&&0656700.&&&&&0656,700 &&&&&&&&&&&01113.&&&&&01,113 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02883.&&&&&02,883 km2)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
Lamar County 075 Vernon 40 1867 Formed from
Fayette and Marion Counties (as Jones County)
Lucius Q. C. Lamar,
U.S. Supreme Court justice
&&&&&&&&&&014548.&&&&&014,548 &&&&&&&&&&&&0605.&&&&&0605 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01567.&&&&&01,567 km2)
State map highlighting Lamar County
Lauderdale County 077 Florence 41 1818 Formed from
Cherokee and Chickasaw territories
James Lauderdale,
Colonel in War of 1812
&&&&&&&&&&087891.&&&&&087,891 &&&&&&&&&&&&0669.&&&&&0669 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01733.&&&&&01,733 km2)
State map highlighting Lauderdale County
Lawrence County 079 Moulton 42 1818 Formed from
Cherokee territory
James Lawrence,
naval officer in War of 1812
&&&&&&&&&&034312.&&&&&034,312 &&&&&&&&&&&&0693.&&&&&0693 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01795.&&&&&01,795 km2)
State map highlighting Lawrence County
Lee County 081 Opelika 43 1866 Formed from
Chambers, Macon, Russell, and Tallapoosa Counties
Robert E. Lee,
Commander of the Confederate States Army
&&&&&&&&&0125781.&&&&&0125,781 &&&&&&&&&&&&0609.&&&&&0609 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01577.&&&&&01,577 km2)
State map highlighting Lee County
Limestone County 083 Athens 44 1818 Formed from
Elk and Madison Counties
Limestone Creek &&&&&&&&&&072446.&&&&&072,446 &&&&&&&&&&&&0568.&&&&&0568 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01471.&&&&&01,471 km2)
State map highlighting Limestone County
Lowndes County 085 Hayneville 45 1830 Formed from
Butler, Dallas, and Montgomery Counties
William Lowndes,
U.S. Congressman from South Carolina
&&&&&&&&&&012759.&&&&&012,759 &&&&&&&&&&&&0718.&&&&&0718 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01860.&&&&&01,860 km2)
State map highlighting Lowndes County
Macon County 087 Tuskegee 46 1832 Formed from
Montgomery County
Nathaniel Macon,
U.S. legislator from North Carolina
&&&&&&&&&&022594.&&&&&022,594 &&&&&&&&&&&&0611.&&&&&0611 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01582.&&&&&01,582 km2)
State map highlighting Macon County
Madison County 089 Huntsville 47 1808 Formed from
Cherokee and Chickasaw territories
James Madison,
U.S. President
&&&&&&&&&0304307.&&&&&0304,307 &&&&&&&&&&&&0805.&&&&&0805 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02085.&&&&&02,085 km2)
State map highlighting Madison County
Marengo County 091 Linden 48 1818 Formed from
Choctaw territory
Battle of Marengo &&&&&&&&&&021842.&&&&&021,842 &&&&&&&&&&&&0977.&&&&&0977 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02530.&&&&&02,530 km2)
State map highlighting Marengo County
Marion County 093 Hamilton 49 1818 Formed from
Tuscaloosa County
Francis Marion,
military leader in American Revolutionary War
&&&&&&&&&&030165.&&&&&030,165 &&&&&&&&&&&&0741.&&&&&0741 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01919.&&&&&01,919 km2)
State map highlighting Marion County
Marshall County 095 Guntersville 50 1836 Formed from
Blount and Jackson Counties and Cherokee territory
John Marshall,
Chief Justice of the United States
&&&&&&&&&&087185.&&&&&087,185 &&&&&&&&&&&&0567.&&&&&0567 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01469.&&&&&01,469 km2)
State map highlighting Marshall County
Mobile County 097 Mobile 2 1812 Formed from
Mobile District of West Florida after annexation into Mississippi Territory
Mobile and Mobile Bay &&&&&&&&&0404157.&&&&&0404,157 &&&&&&&&&&&01233.&&&&&01,233 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03193.&&&&&03,193 km2)
State map highlighting Mobile County
Monroe County 099 Monroeville 51 1815 Formed from
Creek territory
James Monroe,
U.S. President
&&&&&&&&&&023342.&&&&&023,342 &&&&&&&&&&&01026.&&&&&01,026 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02657.&&&&&02,657 km2)
State map highlighting Monroe County
Montgomery County 101 Montgomery 3 1816 Formed from
Monroe County
Lemuel Montgomery,
Major in Creek War
&&&&&&&&&0223571.&&&&&0223,571 &&&&&&&&&&&&0790.&&&&&0790 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02046.&&&&&02,046 km2)
State map highlighting Montgomery County
Morgan County 103 Decatur 52 1818 Formed from
Cherokee territory (as Cotaco County)
Daniel Morgan,
U.S. Congressman
&&&&&&&&&0115237.&&&&&0115,237 &&&&&&&&&&&&0582.&&&&&0582 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01507.&&&&&01,507 km2)
State map highlighting Morgan County
Perry County 105 Marion 53 1819 Formed from
Cahawba, Dallas, Marengo, and Tuscaloosa Counties
Oliver Hazard Perry,
naval officer in War of 1812
&&&&&&&&&&011186.&&&&&011,186 &&&&&&&&&&&&0719.&&&&&0719 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01862.&&&&&01,862 km2)
State map highlighting Perry County
Pickens County 107 Carrollton 54 1820 Formed from
Tuscaloosa County
Andrew Pickens or Israel Pickens &&&&&&&&&&020133.&&&&&020,133 &&&&&&&&&&&&0881.&&&&&0881 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02282.&&&&&02,282 km2)
State map highlighting Pickens County
Pike County 109 Troy 55 1821 Formed from
Henry and Montgomery Counties
Zebulon Pike,
explorer and officer in War of 1812
&&&&&&&&&&029620.&&&&&029,620 &&&&&&&&&&&&0671.&&&&&0671 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01738.&&&&&01,738 km2)
State map highlighting Pike County
Randolph County 111 Wedowee 56 1832 Formed from
St. Clair and Shelby Counties
John Randolph,
U.S. Senator from Virginia
&&&&&&&&&&022673.&&&&&022,673 &&&&&&&&&&&&0581.&&&&&0581 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01505.&&&&&01,505 km2)
State map highlighting Randolph County
Russell County 113 Phenix City 57 1832 Formed from
Montgomery and Pike Counties
Gilbert Russell,
officer in Creek War
&&&&&&&&&&050085.&&&&&050,085 &&&&&&&&&&&&0641.&&&&&0641 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01660.&&&&&01,660 km2)
State map highlighting Russell County
St. Clair County 115 Ashville and Pell City 59 1818 Formed from
Shelby County
Arthur St. Clair,
President of Continental Congress
&&&&&&&&&&075232.&&&&&075,232 &&&&&&&&&&&&0634.&&&&&0634 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01642.&&&&&01,642 km2)
State map highlighting St. Clair County
Shelby County 117 Columbiana 58 1818 Formed from
Montgomery County
Isaac Shelby,
Governor of Kentucky
&&&&&&&&&0178182.&&&&&0178,182 &&&&&&&&&&&&0795.&&&&&0795 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02059.&&&&&02,059 km2)
State map highlighting Shelby County
Sumter County 119 Livingston 60 1832 Formed from
Choctaw territory
Thomas Sumter,
U.S. legislator
&&&&&&&&&&013606.&&&&&013,606 &&&&&&&&&&&&0905.&&&&&0905 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02344.&&&&&02,344 km2)
State map highlighting Sumter County
Talladega County 121 Talladega 61 1832 Formed from
St. Clair and Shelby Counties
county seat &&&&&&&&&&080271.&&&&&080,271 &&&&&&&&&&&&0740.&&&&&0740 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01917.&&&&&01,917 km2)
State map highlighting Talladega County
Tallapoosa County 123 Dadeville 62 1832 Formed from
Montgomery and Shelby Counties
Tallapoosa River &&&&&&&&&&041010.&&&&&041,010 &&&&&&&&&&&&0718.&&&&&0718 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01860.&&&&&01,860 km2)
State map highlighting Tallapoosa County
Tuscaloosa County 125 Tuscaloosa 63 1818 Formed from
Montgomery County and Choctaw territory
Tuscaloosa River and county seat &&&&&&&&&0171159.&&&&&0171,159 &&&&&&&&&&&01324.&&&&&01,324 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03429.&&&&&03,429 km2)
State map highlighting Tuscaloosa County
Walker County 127 Jasper 64 1823 Formed from
Blount, Jefferson, and Tuscaloosa Counties
John Williams Walker,
U.S. Senator from Alabama
&&&&&&&&&&070034.&&&&&070,034 &&&&&&&&&&&&0794.&&&&&0794 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02056.&&&&&02,056 km2)
State map highlighting Walker County
Washington County 129 Chatom 65 1800 Formed from
Adams and Pickering Counties of Mississippi Territory
George Washington,
U.S. President
&&&&&&&&&&017651.&&&&&017,651 &&&&&&&&&&&01081.&&&&&01,081 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02800.&&&&&02,800 km2)
State map highlighting Washington County
Wilcox County 131 Camden 66 1819 Formed from
Dallas and Monroe Counties
Joseph Wilcox,
lieutenant in Creek War
&&&&&&&&&&012911.&&&&&012,911 &&&&&&&&&&&&0889.&&&&&0889 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02302.&&&&&02,302 km2)
State map highlighting Wilcox County
Winston County 133 Double Springs 67 1850 Formed from
Walker County (as Hancock County)
John A. Winston,
Governor of Alabama
&&&&&&&&&&024634.&&&&&024,634 &&&&&&&&&&&&0614.&&&&&0614 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01590.&&&&&01,590 km2)
State map highlighting Winston County

Former counties and county names[]

Fictional counties of note[]

  • Aurora County, the setting for several books by Deborah Wiles.
  • Beechum County, the setting for the 1992 film, My Cousin Vinny.
  • Greenbow County, the title character's birthplace in the 1986 Winston Groom novel Forrest Gump, which was adapted into a feature film in 1994.
  • Maycomb County, the setting for Harper Lee's 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which was adapted into a feature film in 1962.
  • Pearl County, the setting for William March's 1943 novel Looking Glass and of several of his short stories.


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