Colbert County Alabama is a beautiful area with a deep history dating back to the Cherokee and Chickasaw Indians and the early French traders around 1715. These early residents and settlers were attracted by the Tennessee River; the section in Colbert County earned the name “Muscle Shoals” because of the strength of the river in this area and the several different species of mussels. Colbert County has a population of 54,428. The county seat is Tuscumbia Alabama.
Colbert County gets its name is in honor of brothers George and Levi Colbert, Chickasaw Indian chiefs.
It is also the location of Ivy Green, the birthplace of noted author Helen Keller. Colbert County is also home of the towns Sheffield and Muscle Shoals where many popular musicians such as Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones recorded music. Colbert County is the home of the Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard established in 1937.
Colbert County Alabama Cities:
Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia
Colbert County Alabama Towns:
Cherokee, Leighton, Littleville
Colbert County Alabama Communities:
Allsboro, Barton, Buzzard Roost, Ford City, Hatton, Maud, Mountain Mills, Nitrate City, Spring Valley, Vallage Number 1
Photo Credit: Colbert County Courthouse by Dailynetworks