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Alabama CountiesAlabama currently has sixty-seven counties. The oldest county, Washington, was created on June
4, 1800, when what is now Alabama was then part of the Mississippi Territory. The newest county is Houston,
created on February 9, 1903.
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
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Barbour County, Alabama History
Barbour County Education, Geography, and History
Barbour County, Alabama is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,457. Its county seat is Clayton.
Its name is in honor of James Barbour, who served as Governor of Virginia.
Etymology - Origin of Barbour County Name
County was named for Virginia Governor James Barbour.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau
Barbour County, Alabama
Barbour County was created on 18 Dec. 1832, from former Creek Indian territory and a portion of Pike County. Its boundaries were altered in 1866 and 1868. The county was named for Virginia Governor James Barbour.
Barbour County is located in the southeastern section of the state, bounded on the east by the Chattahoochee River and the State of Georgia. The county encompasses 884 square miles. The county seat was established in Louisville in 1833, and moved to Clayton in 1834. Today Barbour County contains two courthouses - one in Clayton and one in Eufaula.
According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 905 square miles (2,340 km2), of which 885 square miles (2,290 km2) is land
and 20 square miles (52 km2) (2.2%) is water.
- Northeast: Russell County; Stewart County, Ga.
- East: Quitman County, Ga.
- Southeast: Clay County, Ga.; Henry County
- Southwest: Dale County
- West: Pike County
- Northwest: Bullock County
Places of interest
Barbour County is home to Lakepoint Resort State Park, Blue Springs State Park, and the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge.
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