Escambia County, Alabama

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Escambia County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Escambia County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the USA highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded December 10, 1868
Seat Brewton
Largest City Atmore
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

952.95 sq mi (2,468 km²)
947.38 sq mi (2,454 km²)
5.57 sq mi (14 km²), (0.58%)
 - (2010)
 - Density

40/sq mi (15.6/km²)

Escambia County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of 2010, 38,319 people lived there. Its county seat is Brewton.

History[change | change source]

Escambia County was formed after the American Civil War, on December 10, 1868. This was during the Reconstruction era. The name "Escambia" may come from the Creek name Shambia, meaning "clearwater",[1] or the Choctaw word for "cane-brake" or "reed-brake".

In September 1979, the county was declared a disaster area due to damage from Hurricane Frederic, and again in September 2004 due to damage from Hurricane Ivan.

Geography[change | change source]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 952.95 square miles (2,468.1 km2). 947.38 square miles (2,453.7 km2) (or 99.42%) is land and 5.57 square miles (14.4 km2) (or 0.58%) is water.[2]

Major highways[change | change source]

  • I-65 (AL).svg Interstate 65
  • US 29.svg U.S. Highway 29
  • US 31.svg U.S. Highway 31
  • Alabama 21.svg Alabama State Route 21
  • Alabama 41.svg Alabama State Route 41
  • Alabama 113.svg Alabama State Route 113

Border counties[change | change source]

National protected area[change | change source]

Cities and towns[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Escambia County Alabama History - accessed August 18, 2009
  2. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 

Coordinates: 31°07′36″N 87°09′44″W / 31.12667°N 87.16222°W / 31.12667; -87.16222