Barbour County, Alabama
|Barbour County, Alabama|
Barbour County courthouse in Clayton
Location within Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
|Founded||December 18, 1832|
|• Total||905 sq mi (2,344 km2)|
|• Land||885 sq mi (2,292 km2)|
|• Water||20 sq mi (52 km2), 2.2%|
|• Density||31/sq mi (11.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
Barbour County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of James Barbour, who was Governor of Virginia. As of 2000 the population was 29,038. Its county seat is Clayton.
History[change | change source]
Barbour County was created on December 18, 1832 from former Creek Indian territory and a portion of Pike County. Its borders were altered in 1866 and 1868. The Election Riot of 1874 occurred near Comer.
Major Highways[change | change source]
Adjacent counties[change | change source]
- Russell County, Alabama - northeast
- Quitman County, Georgia - east
- Stewart County, Georgia - east
- Clay County, Georgia - southeast
- Henry County, Alabama - south
- Dale County, Alabama - south
- Pike County, Alabama - west
- Bullock County, Alabama - northwest