Place:Chambers, Alabama, United States

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NameChambers
Alt namesChamberssource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates32.883°N 85.4°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1832 - )
See alsoLee, Alabama, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Chambers County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Henry H. Chambers, who served as a United States Senator from Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 34,215. Its county seat is Lafayette. Chambers County is included in the Valley, Alabama, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Chambers County was established on December 18, 1832.

Pat Garrett, the lawman famed for killing outlaw Billy the Kid, was born near the town of Cusseta in 1850.

Joe Louis "The Brown Bomber", renowned heavyweight boxing champion, was born near LaFayette, on Buckaloo Mountain, May 13, 1914.

Chambers County joined the four mill cities to make The Valley (which is now the largest city). Valley is rapidly increasing in size and located between Montgomery, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1832 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1833 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 17,333
1850 23,960
1860 23,214
1870 17,562
1880 23,440
1890 26,319
1900 32,554
1910 36,056
1920 41,201
1930 39,313
1940 42,146
1950 39,528
1960 37,828
1970 36,356
1980 39,191
1990 36,876

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