Pickens County, Alabama
Pickens County is a county
of the U.S. state of
Alabama. Located in the
western part of the state,
it was created by an act
of the Alabama legislature
on December 20th, 1820.
The boundaries were
changed several times
between 1820 and 1866
when its present
boundaries were fixed.
It currently encompasses 890 square miles.
The county was named for Revolutionary War General Andrew Pickens (South Carolina). The first county seat was established at Picken's Courthouse (later called Pickens and Pickensville) and moved to Carrollton in 1830.
As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,746. Its county seat is Carrollton.
Area: 890 sq miles (2,305 km²)
Founded: December 20, 1820
Population: 19,401 (2013)
Unemployment rate: 5.9% (Dec 2014)
County seat: Carrollton
Cities: Carrollton, Aliceville, Gordo, Reform, Pickensville, Ethelsville, Memphis, Macedonia & McMullen.
Carrollton, located in in Pickens County, at the 2000 census had a population of 987. The city is the county seat and is home to the Pickens County Medical Center.
There is much interesting history to be found in Carrollton, Alabama that you may read here:
Interesting History and Folklore
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