Bibb County, Alabama
|Bibb County, Alabama|
Bibb County courthouse in Centreville, Alabama
Location within Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 7, 1818|
|Named for||William W. Bibb|
|• Total||626.16 sq mi (1,622 km2)|
|• Land||623.03 sq mi (1,614 km2)|
|• Water||3.14 sq mi (8 km2), 0.5|
|• Density||36.7/sq mi (14/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
Bibb County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of William W. Bibb, the first Governor of Alabama. As of 2010 the population was 22,915. The county seat is Centreville. It is a "prohibition" or dry county which means alcoholic drinks cannot be sold.
History[change | change source]
Cahawba County was formed on February 7, 1818. It was named for the Cahawba River, (now more commonly "Cahaba River"). Cahawba is a Choctaw word for "water above." In 1820, it was renamed Bibb County.
Geography[change | change source]
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 626.16 square miles (1,621.7 km2). 623.03 square miles (1,613.6 km2) (or 99.50%) is land and 3.14 square miles (8.1 km2) (or 0.50%) is water.
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Adjacent counties[change | change source]
- Jefferson County, Alabama - north
- Shelby County, Alabama - northeast
- Chilton County, Alabama - southeast
- Perry County, Alabama - southwest
- Hale County, Alabama - southwest
- Tuscaloosa County, Alabama - northwest
National protected areas[change | change source]
Settlements[change | change source]
Cities[change | change source]
Towns[change | change source]
- Vance (part - Part lies in Tuscaloosa County)
- West Blocton
- Woodstock (Part lies in Tuscaloosa County)
Unincorporated communities[change | change source]
Places of interest[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Wet and Dry Counties of Alabama". Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. State of Alabama. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.