Wilcox County, Alabama

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Wilcox County
Wilcox County Courthouse in Camden, Alabama
Wilcox County Courthouse in Camden, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Wilcox 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°59′06″N 87°18′39″W / 31.985°N 87.310833333333°W / 31.985; -87.310833333333
Country United States
State Alabama
FoundedDecember 13, 1819
Named forJoseph M. Wilcox
Largest cityCamden
 • Total907 sq mi (2,350 km2)
 • Land888 sq mi (2,300 km2)
 • Water19 sq mi (50 km2)  2.1%
 • Total10,600
 • Density12/sq mi (4.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Wilcox County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2020 census, the population was 10,600.[1] The county seat is Camden.[2]

History[change | change source]

Wilcox County was founded on December 13, 1819. The county was named after Joseph M. Wilcox, a U.S. Army lieutenant who was killed in Alabama during the Creek War.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 907 square miles (2,350 km2), of which 888 square miles (2,300 km2) is land and 19 square miles (49 km2) (2.1%) is water.[4]

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Ghost town[change | change source]

  • Prairie Bluff
  • Ruthven

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Wilcox County, Alabama". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Joseph M. Wilcox • Cullum's Register • 72".
  4. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2015.