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Choctaw County is a county of the state of Alabama. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 13,859. Choctaw County was created on December 29, 1847 and was formed from Sumter County and Washington County. The county seat is Butler. The county was established on December 29, 1847 and named for the Choctaw tribe of American Indians.
It was named for the Choctaw Indians, one of the four Indian groups that occupied what is now the State of Alabama.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Choctaw county was formed by the Alabama legislature on December 29, 1847. The county was named for the Choctaw Indians, one of the four Indian groups that occupied what is now the State of Alabama. Choctaw county is located in the southwestern part of the state, and is bordered by Sumter, Marengo, Clarke, and Washington counties, and the State of Mississippi. It encompasses 909 square miles. Butler is the county seat. Other towns and communities include Bladon Springs and Choctaw.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 921 square miles (2,390 km2), of which 914 square miles (2,370 km2) is land and 7.4 square miles (19 km2) (0.8%) is water.
The Tombigbee River flows along the eastern edge of the county, and
several of its tributaries, including Kinterbush, Yantley, Tuckabum,
Wahalak, Big Tallawampa, Surveyors, Okatuppa, and Turkey creeks, cross
Bordering counties are as follows:
Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge