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.
It was named for Lt. Joseph M. Wilcox who fought in the Creek Wars.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
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
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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