Place:Etowah, Alabama, United States

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Etowah County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is from a Cherokee word meaning "edible tree". It is the center of the Gadsden Metropolitan Area which includes Etowah and Cherokee Counties. As of the 2010 census the population was 104,430. Its county seat is Gadsden. In total area, it is the smallest county in Alabama.

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History

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Etowah was originally the southern part of DeKalb County, Alabama. However Baine County was established on December 7, 1866, named for General David W. Baine of the Confederate Army, with its county seat at Gadsden. On December 1, 1868 the county was abolished and Etowah County was created from the same territory.

An F4 tornado struck here on Palm Sunday March 27, 1994. It destroyed Piedmont's Goshen United Methodist Church twelve minutes after the National Weather Service of Birmingham issued a tornado warning for northern Calhoun, southeastern Etowah, and southern Cherokee.

Timeline

Date Event Source
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
1867 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1868 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 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
1894 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
1870 10,109
1880 15,398
1890 21,926
1900 27,361
1910 39,109
1920 47,275
1930 63,399
1940 72,580
1950 93,892
1960 96,980
1970 94,144
1980 103,057
1990 99,840

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