Chatom Alabama 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 […]
Washington County was the first county organized in what would later become Alabama, as settlers moved westward after the American Revolutionary War. Washington County is the site of St. Stephens, the first territorial capital of Alabama. In 1807 former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested at Wakefield in Washington County, during his flight from being prosecuted for alleged treason (which he was eventually found innocent of).