Place:Bibb, Alabama, United States

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NameBibb
Alt namesBibbsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Cabelasource: Family History Library Catalog
Cahaba Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1029517
Cahawbasource: Family History Library Catalog
Cahawba Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1029517
William W. Bibbsource: Wikipedia
TypeCounty
Coordinates33°N 87.15°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1818 - )
See alsoChilton, Alabama, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)


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Bibb County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 23rd Decennial 2010 United States Census its population was 22,915. The county seat is Centreville. Its name is in honor of William W. Bibb, (1781-1820), the Governor of Alabama Territory, (1817-1819), and the first Governor of Alabama, (1819-1820, when he died), who is also the namesake for Bibb County, Georgia where he began his political career. It is a "prohibition" or dry county, however, the cities of West Blocton, Brent, and Centreville have all became "wet", by allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages.

The Bibb County Courthouse is located in the county seat of Centreville, Alabama.

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History

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Cahawba County was established ("erected") on February 7, 1818, named for the Cahawba River, (now more commonly spelled as Cahaba River). This name came from the Choctaw language word meaning "water above." On December 4, 1820, it was renamed as Bibb County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1900 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 3,676
1830 6,306
1840 8,284
1850 9,969
1860 11,894
1870 7,469
1880 9,487
1890 13,824
1900 18,498
1910 22,791
1920 23,144
1930 20,780
1940 20,155
1950 17,987
1960 14,357
1970 13,812
1980 15,723
1990 16,576

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Bibb County, Alabama, United States

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source: Family History Library Catalog


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