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Alabama 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.

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Conecuh County, Alabama History

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Conecuh County is a county of the state of Alabama. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 13,228. Conecuh County was created on Feb. 13, 1818, from part of Monroe County. The county's size was altered several times before 1868, when it received its present dimensions. The county seat is Evergreen, Alabama. Conecuh county is believed to be named from a Creek Indian term meaning "land of cane."

Etymology - Origin of Conecuh County Name

Its name comes from the Muscogee language, and has been interpreted to mean either "land of cane" or "polecat's head."

Demographics:

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Conecuh County History

Conecuh County, Alabama

Conecuh county was formed by the Alabama Territorial legislature on  February 13, 1818 from part of Monroe County. Its name comes from the Muscogee language, and has been interpreted to mean either "land of cane" or "polecat's head." The county's size was altered several times before 1868, when it received its present dimensions. The county currently comprises 854 square miles. Conecuh County lies in the southern portion of the state, and is bordered by Monroe, Butler, Covington, and Escambia Counties. The county seat was at Sparta from 1818 until 1868, when it was moved to Evergreen. Other towns and communities include Castleberry, Lenox, and Repton.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 853 square miles (2,210 km2), of which 850 square miles (2,200 km2) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) (0.3%) is water.

The Sepulga River, a tributary of the Upper Conecuh River, runs through the northeastern part of the Conecuh county. Burnt Corn Creek and Murder Creek, both tributaries of the Lower Conecuh River, traverse the western and southern portions of the county.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Butler County
  • Southeast: Covington County
  • Southwest: Escambia County
  • Northwest: Monroe County

Historic sites

Conecuh County has three sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Asa Johnston Farmhouse, Louisville and Nashville Depot, and New Evergreen Commercial Historic District. 

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