Category: Marengo County Alabama

Marengo County was created by the Alabama Territorial Legislature on February 6, 1818, preceding Alabama’s statehood by almost two years. The land was acquired from the Choctaw Indians under the 1816 Treaty of Fort St. Stephens. In 1817, a group of French immigrants who had been given refuge in the United States after a slave rebellion in Haiti, were given land to establish a colony dedicated to growing wine grapes and olives.

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