Crenshaw County, Alabama
|Crenshaw County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||November 30, 1866|
610.88 sq mi (1,582 km²)
609.58 sq mi (1,579 km²)
1.30 sq mi (3 km²), 0.21%
23/sq mi (8.8/km²)
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. Much of the land is covered by forests that are used for logging.
Major highways[change | change source]
Border counties[change | change source]
- Montgomery County (north)
- Pike County (east)
- Coffee County (southeast)
- Covington County (south)
- Butler County (west)
- Lowndes County (northwest)
Cities and towns[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.