Chilton County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,643. The county seat is Clanton, Alabama.
Chilton County was named in honor of William Parish Chilton, Sr. (1810–1871), a lawyer who became Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and later represented Montgomery County in the Congress of the Confederate States of America.
In 2010, the center of population of Alabama was located in Chilton County, near the city of Jemison, Alabama, an area known as Jemison Division – The Jemison Division is a County Subdivision of Chilton County. The subdivision has a Z5 Census Class Code which indicates that the Jemison Division is a statistical county subdivision. .
The county is known for its peaches and its unique landscape. It is home to swamps, prairies and mountains due to the foothills of the Appalachians which end in the county, the Coosa River basin, and its proximity to the Black Belt Prairie.
The Southwestern part of the Alabama gold belt includes portions of Chilton County. Nuggets weighing up to 4 ounces have been reported from Blue Creek, a short tributary of the Coosa River in the southeastern part of the county.
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