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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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Wilcox County, Alabama History

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Wilcox County is a county of the state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,670. Its county seat is Camden.

The county was named after Joseph M. Wilcox, a US Army lieutenant who was killed in Alabama during the Creek War.

Etymology - Origin of Wilcox County Name

It was named for Lt. Joseph M. Wilcox who fought in the Creek Wars.


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Wilcox County, Alabama

Formed by an act of the Alabama legislature on 1819 Dec. 13. It was named for Lt. Joseph M. Wilcox who fought in the Creek Wars. The county is located in the south-central part of the state, in the Black Belt region. It encompasses 883 square miles. The county was a center of Alabama antebellum plantation life.

Today it is largely agricultural and rural. The county seat of Wilcox County is Camden. Other towns include Lower Peach Tree, Millers Ferry, Pine Apple, Pine Hill and Snow Hill.


According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 907 square miles (2,350 km2), of which 888 square miles (2,300 km2) is land and 19 square miles (49 km2) (2.1%) is water

Neighboring Counties:

  • Northeast: Dallas County; Lowndes County
  • Southeast: Butler County
  • South: Monroe County
  • Southwest: Clarke County
  • Northwest: Marengo County


All public schools in the county are operated by the Wilcox County School District. It is also served by one private school, Wilcox Academy, founded in 1970 as a segregation academy

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