Place:Colbert, Alabama, United States

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NameColbert
Alt namesColbertsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.683°N 87.817°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1867 - )
See alsoFranklin, Alabama, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Colbert County (with stress on the final syllable) is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of brothers George and Levi Colbert, Chickasaw Indian chiefs. George Colbert operated a ferry across the Tennessee River in 1790 near present day Cherokee.

The county seat of Colbert County is Tuscumbia. It is part of the Florence - Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals". As of the 2010 census the county's population was 54,428.

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History

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Colbert County was originally established on February 6, 1867 after it split from Franklin County over political issues after the American Civil War. It was abolished eight months later on November 29, 1867 by an Alabama constitutional convention and then reestablished on February 24, 1870.[1] It is also the location of Ivy Green, the birthplace of noted author Helen Keller.[1] Colbert County is also home of the towns Sheffield and Muscle Shoals where many popular musicians such as Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones recorded music.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1861 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1881 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 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
1870 12,537
1880 16,153
1890 20,189
1900 22,341
1910 24,802
1920 31,997
1930 29,860
1940 34,093
1950 39,561
1960 46,506
1970 49,632
1980 54,519
1990 51,666

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