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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.

Cunningham Plantation, Cherokee vic., Colbert County, Alabama

Cunningham Plantation, Cherokee vic., Colbert County, Alabama

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

Muscle Shoals is the largest city in Colbert County, Alabama, United States. It is located along the Tennessee River in the northern part of the state and, as of the 2010 census, the population of Muscle Shoals was 13,146. The estimated population in 2018 was 14,263.

Sheffield Alabama

Sheffield is a city in Colbert County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Shoals metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 9,039.

Tuscumbia Alabama

Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,423. The city is part of The Shoals metropolitan area.

Colbert County Alabama Towns

Cherokee Alabama

Cherokee is a town in west Colbert County. It is part of the Florence–Muscle Shoals metropolitan area, known as “The Shoals”. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 1,048.

Leighton Alabama

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 Alabama

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.

Littleville Al Zip Code

35654, 35674

Littleville AL Police Department

Colbert County Alabama Communities

Allsboro Alabama

Cripple Deer Creek Covered Bridge, Allsboro, Colbert County, AL

 

Allsboro is a populated place in Colbert County. This unincorporated community is located in the far western area of the county, about 9 miles southwest of the town of Cherokee, near the Mississippi state border.

 

Barton Alabama

Barton, also known as Barton Station, Barton Depot, or Barton’s, is an unincorporated community located in western Colbert County, Alabama, United States. It is about ten miles west of the county seat of Tuscumbia, and just south of Tennessee River.

Buzzard Roost Alabama

Buzzard Roost is an unincorporated community in Colbert County. Buzzard Roost had a post office in the 1850s, but it no longer exists.

Ford City Alabama

Ford City is an unincorporated community in Colbert County. Ford City is located at the junction of County Highways 40 and 48, 8.4 miles east-northeast of Muscle Shoals.

Hatton Alabama

Hatton is an unincorporated community in Colbert County. Hatton is located on Alabama State Route 184, 10.4 miles  east of Muscle Shoals.

Maud Alabama

Maud is an unincorporated community in Colbert County, Alabama, United States, located 11 miles southwest of Cherokee.

Mountain Mills Alabama

Mountain Mills is an unincorporated community in Colbert County. A short and interesting history of Mountain Mills is posted on Wikipedia.

Nitrate City Alabama

Nitrate City is an unincorporated community in Colbert County.
World’s Biggest Nitrate Plant article
Nitrate City Volunteer Fire Department

Spring Valley Alabama

Village Number 1 Alabama

Photo Credit: Colbert County Courthouse by Dailynetworks

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