Crenshaw County, Alabama

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Crenshaw County, Alabama
Crenshaw County Alabama Courthouse.JPG
Crenshaw County courthouse in Luverne
Map of Alabama highlighting Crenshaw County
Location in the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded November 30, 1866
Seat Luverne
Largest city Luverne
Area
 • Total 610.88 sq mi (1,582 km2)
 • Land 609.58 sq mi (1,579 km2)
 • Water 1.30 sq mi (3 km2), 0.21%
Population
 • (2010) 13,906
 • Density 23/sq mi (8.8/km2)

Crenshaw County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of 2010, 13,906 people lived there. 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 2000 census, the county has a total area of 610.88 square miles (1,582.2 km2). 609.58 square miles (1,578.8 km2) (or 99.79%) is land and 1.30 square miles (3.4 km2) (or 0.21%) is water.[1] Much of the land is covered by forests that are used for logging.

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References[change | change source]

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