Once an area of extensive paper and petroleum industries, Choctaw County is located in southwestern Alabama. The Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge, located near Gilbertown, is an important resting place for migrating birds and provides habitat for a number of Alabama animals. The county is governed by an elected four-member commission and includes seven incorporated communities.
Choctaw County Alabama
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Choctaw County Alabama’s population is 13,859. Its county seat is Butler, Alabama. The county was established on December 29, 1847 and named for the Choctaw tribe of American Indians. Choctaw County Alabama Geography
The Tombigbee River flows along the eastern edge of the county, and several of its tributaries, including Wahalak, Big Tallawampa, and Turkey creeks, cross the area. US 84 runs east-west in the southern part of the county, and State Highway 17 runs north-south through the center of the county.
Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge is a little off the beaten path but well worth the trip. Water defines this 4,218 – acre refuge, covering roughly one-half of the refuge in creeks, sloughs, lakes, and backwaters of the Tombigbee River, which borders the refuge for 6.5 miles
A Secret Service Official Runs In Some Shovers Of The Q–r.
Montgomery. Advertiser Calera, Alabama
May 3, 1887
On the train tonight your correspondent met the famous Mike O’Brien of the United States Secret service on his way from Mobile northward. From him was had an account of the running down and arrest of a band of counterfeiters in Choctaw County. O’Brien spent three weeks there disguished as an Irish peddler working up the case. The band consisted of Sheriff Hudson, County Clerk McClurg, an Englishman, and engraver named McLeon, one Randall and two others all of whom were arrested and cried to Mobile and on a preliminary hearing before commissioner today were committed to jail without bond.
Needham is a town in Choctaw County, Alabama, in the southwestern part of the state near the Alabama and Mississippi border. Needham is a small community located in central Choctaw County. Wilson’s Grist Mill was the center of life in Needham for decades during the early 1900s. The Saturday trip to town to have corn ground into meal was more than just the task of obtaining food for the family for the next week. Wilson’s grist mill was the social center of the town with news, opinions, and even the gossip of Needham and the surrounding area. It incorporated in 1981.
Gilbertown is a town in Choctaw County. At the 2010 census, the population was 215. Gilbertown Alabama Events
Local events include the Choctaw County Heritage Festival, which takes place Held the first weekend in May, this festival starts with a community gospel sing on Wednesday evening, street dance with local talent on Thursday, big stage performers on Friday and Saturday evening. Area vendors, food, car show, museum tours, historical walking tours and merchant sales events are included in the festivals. For more information contact 251-843-2766. Gilbertown is the site of the first producing oil well in Alabama.The first permit to drill an oil well in Alabama, the A. R. Jackson Well No.
Commercial hunting lodge in southwest Alabama offering whitetail deer, wild boar and Eastern turkey hunts. Come experience the thrill of hunting at Pushmataha Plantation located in scenic Choctaw County where the outdoors is not just an adventure – It is a way of life! Since 1998, owner Mark Ezell and his staff have dedicated themselves to providing their customers a memorable outdoors experience in a family style atmosphere. Located in Choctaw County, Alabama, Pushmataha hunts over 16,000 acres of lush wildlife habitat managed to ensure that their hunters have an opportunity to harvest a trophy animal whether that trophy be a whitetail deer, Eastern turkey or a wild boar. Hunters will have an opportunity to harvest their game from one of the 200 green fields or 150 morning stands on the property.
In 2007, Pushmataha took their hunting to the next level by constructing the “Chief’s Lodge”, a 12,000 square foot building featuring a 2,700 foot great room as well as 15 private rooms and baths. The “Chief’s Lodge” overlooks the fully-stocked private lake and features a 900 square foot commercial kitchen where Mrs. Jewel, Mrs. Judy and Mrs. Kim prepare the Southern style meals daily that our hunters have come to love.
Lisman Alabama is a town in Choctaw County Alabama. As of the census of 2000, there were 653 people, 245 households, and 171 families residing in the town. The population density was 257.6 people per square mile. There were 269 housing units at an average density of 106.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 91.42% Black or African American, 7.20% White and 1.38% from two or more races.
Mount Sterling Methodist Church is a historic Methodist church building near the junction of Choctaw County Road 43 and Choctaw County Road 27 in the rural community of Mount Sterling, Alabama. It is an almost unaltered example of the simple, Greek Revival style popular for rural churches in the mid-19th century. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 1986. The church was completed in a simple Greek Revival style in 1859, when the community was a prosperous antebellum town. The land for the church was donated by the Catterlin family, early Choctaw County settlers who had established the a post office in Mount Sterling in 1838.