Morgan County, Alabama

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Morgan County
Map of Alabama highlighting Morgan County
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
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Alabama's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°27′06″N 86°51′26″W / 34.451666666667°N 86.857222222222°W / 34.451666666667; -86.857222222222
Country United States
State Alabama
FoundedFebruary 6[1], 1818[1]
Named forDaniel Morgan
Largest cityDecatur
 • Total599 sq mi (1,550 km2)
 • Land579 sq mi (1,500 km2)
 • Water20 sq mi (50 km2)  3.3%
 • Total123,421
 • Density210/sq mi (80/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Morgan County is a county in the north central part of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2020 census, the population was 123,421.[2] The county seat is Decatur.[3] The county was founded on February 6, 1818 and was originally called Cotaco County.[1] On June 14, 1821, it was renamed in honor of American Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan of Virginia.[4]

Bordering counties[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

Cities[change | change source]

Towns[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

  • Basham
  • Brooksville
  • Burningtree Mountain
  • Danville
  • Hulaco
  • Lacey's Spring
  • Morgan City (partly in Marshall County)
  • Moulton Heights
  • Neel
  • Pence
  • Ryan Crossroads
  • Six Mile
  • Six Way
  • Union Hill
  • Valhermoso Springs

Ghost town[change | change source]

  • Lacon

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Acts Passed at the First Session of the First General Assembly, of the Alabama Territory: In the Forty Second Year of American Independence (1818). St. Stephens, Alabama, printed by Thomas Eastin. Reprinted T.L. Cole, Washington, D.C., July 1912. Pages 8-12. "An Act to establish the counties of Cotaco, Lawrence and Franklin...Approved-6th February, 1818." Archived 2010-12-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. 2.0 2.1 "QuickFacts: Morgan County, Alabama". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. Acts Passed at the Called Session of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama Begun and Held in the Town of Cahawba, on the First Monday in June, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty One (1821). Cahawba, Alabama: Printed by Allen & Brickell, State Printers. Reprint by Statute Law Book Co., Washington, D.C. Nov. 1913. Page 40. "An Act to change the name of Ococoposa, and for other purposes...Approved, June 14, 1821." Archived December 4, 2010, at the Wayback Machine