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Chilton County Alabama Map

Chilton County Alabama

Chilton County Alabama Map

Chilton County Alabama Map

Chilton County, Alabama population is 43,643. The county seat is Clanton, Alabama. Chilton County was originally named Baker County when created in 1868 but was renamed in 1874.

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 that was long a center of cotton production.

Chilton County  Alabama Cities:

Calera, Alabama

Calera is a city in Shelby and Chilton counties. The city limits extend southward into Chilton County along U.S. Route 31, the main highway through the city. Interstate 65 passes through the eastern side of the city, with access from exits 228, 231, and 234. It is the location of the Shelby County Airport. Calera’s population in 2010 was11,620.

Clanton, Alabama

Clanton is a city in Chilton County, Alabama.  At the 2010 census the population was 8,619. The city is the county seat of Chilton County. Clanton is the site of the geographic center of Alabama.

Nearby Lay Lake Dam and Mitchell Dam became Alabama Power’s first two dams in the state. 

Jemison, Alabama

Jemison is a city in Chilton County, Alabama. At the 2010 census the population was 2,585. The center of population of Alabama is located outside of Jemison, an area known as Jemison Division.

Jemison, is located at the geological end of the Appalachians and was originally inhabited by the Creek Indians for the springs located in the area. In 1869, R.J. Langston built the first house in area and it was made famous by stagecoach drivers who would stop to rest on their travels between North and South Alabama, calling the area Langston Station, or Langstonville, later known as “Jemison Springs,” and finally, Jemison, Alabama.
 

Chilton County Towns:

Maplesville, Alabama

Maplesville is a town in Chilton County. At the 2010 census the population was 708.The town of Maplesville first began to grow in a location 3 miles east of its present location, near Mulberry Creek. European settlers migrated to the area from Georgia and the Carolinas following the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814, after the Native Americans who had been living there were defeated.

The town was located at the crossroads of two important trading routes: the Elyton Road from Selma to Birmingham, and the Fort Jackson Road from Tuscaloosa to Montgomery. 

Thorsby, Alabama

Thorsby is a town in Chilton County, Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 1,980.   Thorsby was first settled in 1895 and incorporated in 1901 by Scandinavian immigrants who had originally settled in the midwestern United States. The town grew quickly, with two hotels, a sawmill and lumber company, and two wineries being built within the first couple of years.

Chilton County Communities:

Isabella, Alabama

Isabella, also known as Benson or Bensen, is an unincorporated community in Chilton County, Alabama.

Jumbo, Alabama

Jumbo is an unincorporated community in Chilton County, Alabama.

Mountain Creek, Alabama

Mountain Creek is an unincorporated community in southeastern Chilton County, Alabama. Mountain Creek was the site of the Alabama Confederate Soldiers Home from 1902 to 1939, which is now the Confederate Memorial Park. The 102-acre park has a museum, research facility, historic structures, ruins and two cemeteries with the graves of over 300 Confederate soldiers.

Stanton, Alabama

Stanton is an unincorporated community in Chilton County, Alabama. 

Verbena, Alabama

Verbena, also known as Summerfield, is an unincorporated community in southeastern Chilton County, Alabama. Named for the indigenous flower, Verbena developed into a popular resort location for the more affluent citizenry of Montgomery, the state’s capital, during the yellow fever outbreaks of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

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Chilton County Alabama Sites Of Interest

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Lay Lake: 32.963720, -86.516700
Clanton AL: 32.839722, -86.628056
B.T. Childers Prospect: 32.881860, -86.757190
Mulberry Creek Placer: 32.866830, -86.791660
Blue Creek (Ripatoe Placer), Chilton County: 32.812500, -86.457780
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B.T. Childers Prospect

The rock exposures that are limited on the south west by the overlap of the Upper Cretaceous Formation (Tuscaloosa Formation). 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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Blue Creek (Ripatoe Placer), Chilton County

A creek on Lake Mitchell near Clanton, Alabama. The ripatoe placer and mine.

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Clanton AL

Clanton population is 8,619. The city is the county seat of Chilton County.

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Lay Lake

Alabama Bass Trail

This 12,000 acre lake has 289 miles of shoreline and has played host to the Bass Masters Classic Tournament. Since being impounded in 1914 by the Alabama Power Company, Lay Lake is best known for its spotted bass and largemouth bass fishing. A high quality largemouth bass and spotted bass fishery exists at Lay Reservoir.

40+ miles of largemouth bass and spotted bass. Located in the Alabama counties of Talladega, Shelby, Coosa and Chilton.

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Mulberry Creek Placer

Gold is present at a grade sufficient to have a strong effect on the economics of an excavation project. It may even be viable as the only commodity mined.

This depost has opperated in the past as a production but was closed at the time it was surveyed. There were no known plans to reopen it. A placer operation was at this site or proposed for it.