Crenshaw County, Alabama

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Crenshaw County, Alabama
Crenshaw County Alabama Courthouse.JPG
Crenshaw County courthouse in Luverne
Location within Alabama
Location within Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
FoundedNovember 30, 1866
SeatLuverne
Largest cityLuverne
Area
 • Total610.88 sq mi (1,582 km2)
 • Land609.58 sq mi (1,579 km2)
 • Water1.30 sq mi (3 km2), 0.21%
Population
 • (2010)13,906
 • Density23/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.