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Wilcox County, Alabama

county in Alabama, United States

Wilcox County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,670.[1] The county seat is Camden.[2]

Wilcox County, Alabama
Wilcox County Courthouse.jpg
Wilcox County Courthouse in Camden
Location within Alabama
Location within Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
FoundedDecember 13, 1819
Named forJoseph M. Wilcox
SeatCamden
Largest cityCamden
Area
 • Total907 sq mi (2,349 km2)
 • Land888 sq mi (2,300 km2)
 • Water19 sq mi (49 km2), 2.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)10,719
 • Density13/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district7th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Footnotes:  
  • County Number 66 on Alabama Licence Plates

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HistoryEdit

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]

GeographyEdit

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]

Major highwaysEdit

Bordering countiesEdit

CommunitiesEdit

CityEdit

TownsEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Ghost townEdit

  • Prairie Bluff
  • Ruthven

ReferencesEdit

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. [1]
  4. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2015.