College Search

Have you begun your college search? Find a college that's right for you. Acess over 8500 Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools in the US.

Begin Now!


Online Schools

Campus Schools


Alabama Counties
Alabama County Map
Click Image to Enlarge

Alabama Counties

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.
Search & Apply to New Jobs *

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer


Perry County, Alabama History

Perry County Education, Geography, and HistoryPerry County, Alabama Courthouse

Perry County is a county of the state of Alabama. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 10,591. Perry County was created on Dec. 13, 1819 from the Creek Cession of 1814. The county seat is Marion. Perry county is named in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry of Rhode Island and the United States Navy

Etymology - Origin of Perry County Name

Perry county was named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (Rhode Island), hero of the War of 1812.

Demographics:

County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

Perry County History

Perry County, Alabama


Perry county was formed by the Alabama legislature on December 13, 1819. The county was named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (Rhode Island), hero of the War of 1812. In1822 the courthouse was established at Muckle's Ridge, now known as Marion. The county is located in the west-central part of the state, in the Black Belt region. It encompasses 719 square miles. Notable towns include Marion, Uniontown, Heiberger, Perryville and Sprott.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 724 square miles (1,880 km2), of which 720 square miles (1,900 km2) is land and 4.2 square miles (11 km2) (0.6%) is water.

The Cahaba River, one of the most endangered rivers in North America, runs through the middle of the county. The Cahaba is one of Alabama's most diverse river systems in terms of the number of species it supports, 69 of which are considered rare and imperiled. Ten species of fish and mussels are threatened or endangered. Numerous tributaries of the Cahaba River run throughout the county, offering scenic views and recreational opportunities.

 

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Bibb County; Chilton County
  • Southeast: Dallas County
  • Southwest: Marengo County
  • Northwest: Hale County

Places of interest

Perry County is home to Perry Lakes Park, part of the Talladega National Forest, and the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame located at Judson College. Perry County is home to Marion Military Institute and Judson College.

Education

Alabama Colleges, Universities, & Schools
Compare More Colleges and Universities
Find the Right School

Find more schools to match to your needs.


County Resources
US Counties
Names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"
Hunting for a new job? Get advice or search over 1.6 million jobs on the largest job site
Colleges & Universities
Colleges & Universities: Search or Browse over 8500 Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools in the US..

Find and Compare!

With access to over 8,500 schools to choose from!

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Search Jobs & Employment

Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s):

Enter a City:

Select a State:

Select a Category:



-- Advanced Job Search

-- Search by Company



Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer


Provides pricing transparency, scholarship information as well as numerous other key details on over 8,500 US colleges, universities and trade schools