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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.

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.
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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. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,906. Its county seat is Luverne. Its name is 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, Alabama

Formed by an act of the Alabama General Assembly on 1866 Nov. 30. It was formed from parts of Butler, Coffee, Covington, Pike and Lowndes counties. It 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.


According to the US 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

Neighboring Counties:

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


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