Crenshaw County, Alabama

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Crenshaw County
Crenshaw County courthouse in Luverne
Crenshaw County courthouse in Luverne
Map of Alabama highlighting Crenshaw County
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°43′41″N 86°18′36″W / 31.728055555556°N 86.31°W / 31.728055555556; -86.31
Country United States
State Alabama
FoundedNovember 30, 1866
Named forAnderson Crenshaw
Largest cityLuverne
 • Total611 sq mi (1,580 km2)
 • Land609 sq mi (1,580 km2)
 • Water2.1 sq mi (5 km2)  0.3%
 • Total13,194
 • Density22/sq mi (8.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Crenshaw County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of 2020, 13,194 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Luverne.

History[change | change source]

Crenshaw County was formed from Butler, Coffee, Covington, Lowndes and Pike counties on November 30, 1866. Its name is in honor of a judge, Anderson Crenshaw.

Geography[change | change source]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 611 square miles (1,580 km2), of which 609 square miles (1,580 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.3%) is water.[2] Much of the land is covered by forests that are used for logging.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Crenshaw County, Alabama". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  2. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2015.