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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.

Crenshaw County, Alabama History

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Crenshaw County is a county of the state of Alabama. It is south from the Montgomery metropolitan area. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 13,906. Crenshaw County was created on November 30, 1866. It was formed from parts of Butler County, Coffee County, Covington County, Pike County and Lowndes County. The county seat is Luverne. Crenshaw is named in honor of a judge, Anderson Crenshaw.

Etymology - Origin of Crenshaw County Name

The county is named for Anderson Crenshaw, an early settler of Butler County.


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Crenshaw County History

Crenshaw County, Alabama

Crenshaw County formed by an act of the Alabama General Assembly on November 30, 1866. It was formed from parts of Butler, Coffee, Covington, Pike and Lowndes counties. The county is located in the south-central section of the state, in the coastal plain area. Crenshaw County encompasses 611 square miles.

The county is named for Anderson Crenshaw, an early settler of Butler County. The first county seat was established in Rutledge in 1867. The county seat was moved to Luverne in 1893. Other significant towns include Highland Home and Brantley.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 611 square miles (1,580 km2), of which 609 square miles (1,580 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.3%) is water. Much of the land is covered by forests that are used for logging.

The Conecuh River runs along the southern border of the county, and one of its largest tributaries, Patsaliga Creek runs through the northwestern portion of Crenshaw county.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Montgomery County
  • East: Pike County
  • Southeast: Coffee County
  • Southwest: Covington County
  • West: Butler County
  • Northwest: Lowndes County


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