Chatom is a town in Washington County, Alabama. It incorporated in 1949. Chatom is the county seat of Washington County. Chatom Alabama History
The town’s population was 1,288 as of the 2010 United States Census, up from 1,193 in 2000. The area that is now Chatom was first settled around 1902; a post office was opened there in 1904, before there was even a town.