Colbert County Alabama
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 Alabama
Colbert County Alabama Towns
Leighton is a town in Colbert County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Florence – Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area known as “The Shoals”. At the 2010 census the population was 729. The first settlers in what is now Leighton arrived in the early 1810s. The community was initially known as “Crossroads” for its location at the intersection of two early stage coach roads. The name was later changed to “Leighton” for town’s first postmaster, the Reverend William Leigh. The town developed as a cotton shipping center in the 1830s after the Tuscumbia, Courtland and Decatur Railroad constructed a railroad line through the area. Leighton incorporated in 1890.
Source: Wikipedia contributors, “Leighton, Alabama,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Littleville is a town located on the southern border of Colbert County, at 34°35′27″N 87°40′32″W (34.590933, -87.675599), Alabama, and extends into Franklin County. It is part of the Florence – Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area known as “The Shoals”. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 1,011.
Littleville gets its name from Benjamin F. Little, one of the early settlers in the area who built a store near the railroad.
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Nitrate City Alabama
Nitrate City is an unincorporated community in Colbert County.
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Photo Credit: Colbert County Courthouse by Dailynetworks