Chambers County, Alabama

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Chambers County
Chambers County Courthouse in Lafayette, Alabama
Chambers County Courthouse in Lafayette, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Chambers County
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°54′40″N 85°23′38″W / 32.911111111111°N 85.393888888889°W / 32.911111111111; -85.393888888889
Country United States
State Alabama
FoundedDecember 18, 1832
Largest cityValley
 • Total603.11 sq mi (1,562.0 km2)
 • Land597.17 sq mi (1,546.7 km2)
 • Water5.94 sq mi (15.4 km2)  (0.98%)%
 • Total34,215
 • Density60/sq mi (22/km2)

Chambers County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of 2010 the population was 34,215. Its county seat is Lafayette. Chambers County is included in the Valley, Alabama, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[change | change source]

Chambers County was formed on December 18, 1832. Its name is in honor of Henry H. Chambers. He was a United States Senator from Alabama.

Geography[change | change source]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 603.11 square miles (1,562.0 km2). 597.17 square miles (1,546.7 km2) (or 99.02%) is land and 5.94 square miles (15.4 km2) (or 0.98%) is water.[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.

Coordinates: 32°54′40″N 85°23′38″W / 32.91111°N 85.39389°W / 32.91111; -85.39389