Bibb County, Alabama

county in Alabama, United States

Bibb County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of William Wyatt Bibb, the first Governor of Alabama. As of 2010 the population was 22,915. The county seat is Centreville.[1] It is a "prohibition" or dry county[2] which means alcoholic drinks cannot be sold.

Bibb County
Bibb County courthouse in Centreville, Alabama
Bibb County courthouse in Centreville, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Bibb County
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°59′52″N 87°07′35″W / 32.997777777778°N 87.126388888889°W / 32.997777777778; -87.126388888889
Country United States
State Alabama
FoundedFebruary 7, 1818
Named forWilliam W. Bibb
SeatCentreville
Largest cityBrent
Area
 • Total626.16 sq mi (1,621.7 km2)
 • Land623.03 sq mi (1,613.6 km2)
 • Water3.14 sq mi (8.1 km2)  0.5%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total22,915
 • Density36.7/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

HistoryEdit

Cahawba County was formed on February 7, 1818. It was named for the Cahawba River, (now more commonly "Cahaba River"). Cahawba is a Choctaw word for "water above." In 1820, it was renamed Bibb County.

GeographyEdit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 626.16 square miles (1,621.7 km2). 623.03 square miles (1,613.6 km2) (or 99.50%) is land and 3.14 square miles (8.1 km2) (or 0.50%) is water.[3]

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Places of interestEdit

Bibb County is home to the Talladega National Forest. A section of the Cahaba River which draws visitors to view the unique Cahaba Lily, or Hymenocallis coronaria.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "Wet and Dry Counties of Alabama". Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. State of Alabama. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  3. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.

Coordinates: 32°59′52″N 87°07′35″W / 32.99778°N 87.12639°W / 32.99778; -87.12639