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
Largest cityLuverne
 • Total610.88 sq mi (1,582.2 km2)
 • Land609.58 sq mi (1,578.8 km2)
 • Water1.30 sq mi (3.4 km2)  0.21%%
 • Total13,906
 • 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.