Barbour County, Alabama

county in Alabama, United States

Barbour County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of James Barbour, who was Governor of Virginia. As of 2000 the population was 29,038. Its county seat is Clayton.

Barbour County
Barbour County courthouse in Clayton
Barbour County courthouse in Clayton
Map of Alabama highlighting Barbour 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°51′57″N 85°23′46″W / 31.865833333333°N 85.396111111111°W / 31.865833333333; -85.396111111111
Country United States
State Alabama
FoundedDecember 18, 1832
Largest cityEufaula
 • Total905 sq mi (2,340 km2)
 • Land885 sq mi (2,290 km2)
 • Water20 sq mi (50 km2)  2.2%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density31/sq mi (11.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
  • County Number 06 on Alabama Licence Plates


Barbour County was created on December 18, 1832 from former Creek Indian territory and a portion of Pike County. Its borders were altered in 1866 and 1868.[1] The Election Riot of 1874 occurred near Comer.

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  1. "Alabama Counties: Barbour". Archived from the original on 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2008-06-27.