Morgan County Alabama
Morgan County Alabama, in the north-central part of the state, has a population of 119,490 and comprises approximately 575 square miles. The county seat is Decatur, Alabama.
Morgan County Alabama Cities:
Hartselle is the second largest city in Morgan County, about 10 miles south of Decatur. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of the city was 14,255. Hartselle was founded in 1870 with the arrival of the South and North Alabama Railroad.
Priceville is located in central Morgan County, in the north-central part of the state just south of the Tennessee River. It is the third largest municipality in Morgan County. The 2010 census counted a population of 2,658, up from 1,631. Priceville was incorporated in 1975.
Trinity is a town in Morgan County. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 2,095, up from 1,841 in 2000. It was incorporated in 1901.Trinity was developed in the 1810s as area plantation owners built houses atop Trinity Mountain to escape the mosquito-infested lowlands. A post office operated at Trinity from 1848 to 1853. The post office reopened under the name “Trinity Station” in 1866. The town incorporated in 1901, and changed its name to simply “Trinity” two years later.
Source: Wikipedia contributors, “Trinity, Alabama,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Falkville is a town in Morgan County, Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 1,279, up from 1,202 in 2000.Falkville was first incorporated in 1876 and again on June 19, 1886, and on December 13, 1898.
According to 2016 Census estimates, Falkville recorded a population of 1,288. Of that number, 93.8 percent reported itself as white, 4.0 percent as African American, 1.4 percent as two or more races, 0.8 percent as American Indian, and 0.8 percent as Hispanic or Latino Alaska Native. The median household income according to Census estimates is $36,920 and per capita income is $18,572.
Somerville is a town in Morgan County, Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 724, up from 347. Somerville was the county seat of Morgan County from 1818 to 1891, when the seat was moved to Decatur.
Eva is a town in Morgan County. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town is 519, up from 491 in 2000. Originally called Cowhead, the town began to be settled in 1820, just a year after Alabama achieved statehood.
The story of Eva Alabama is quite interesting. Read it here: Wikipedia contributors, “Eva, Alabama,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Morgan County Alabama Communities:
Apple Grove Alabama
Apple Grove is a populated place located in Morgan County at latitude 34.399 and longitude -86.61.
Danville, also known as Houstons Store, is an unincorporated community in Morgan County.
Lacey’s Spring Alabama
Lacey’s Spring is an unincorporated community in northeastern Morgan County at the base of Brindlee Mountain.
The community was established by three Virginia-born brothers, Hopkins, John, and Theophilus Lacy. The community took on their name and became the site for a U.S. post office in February 1831. “Lacy’s Spring” became “Lacey’s Spring” when the postal seal furnished by Washington officials mistakenly inserted an “e” into the name.
Morgan City Alabama
Morgan City, also known as New Rescue, is an unincorporated community located in Morgan and Marshall counties. , It is located atop Brindley Mountain approximately halfway between Arab and Huntsville along U.S. 231.
Ryan Crossroads Alabama
Ryan Crossroads, also known as Ryans Crossroads, is a populated place located in Morgan County at latitude 34.342 and longitude -86.61. The elevation of Ryan Crossroads is 1,079 feet. Ryan Crossroads appears on the Hulaco U.S. Geological Survey Map. Morgan County is in the Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours).
Morgan County Alabama Historic Destinations
Military Order of the Purple Heart Memorial
Old State Bank
Morgan County Archives
Historic Decatur Union Train Depot
Rhodes Ferry Park and Cherokee Trailhead
Blue and Gray Museum of North Alabama
Morgan County Alabama Native Americans:
Morgan County was created from land acquired from the Cherokee Indians in the Treaty of Turkeytown, and was originally called Cotaco County. On June 14, 1821 it was renamed in honor of American Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan of Virginia.
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Morgan County Alabama Sites Of Interest