Place:Morgan, Alabama, United States

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NameMorgan
Alt namesCatacosource: Resource:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990, 1820 census
Cotacosource: Family History Library Catalog
Cotaco Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1029565
Morgansource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.45°N 86.85°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1818 - )
See alsoCullman, 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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Morgan County is a county in the north central part of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is the most populous county in the Decatur Metropolitan Area, and the second most populous county in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. It was created by the Alabama Territorial legislature on February 6, 1818 from land acquired from the Cherokee Indians in the Treaty of Turkeytown, and was originally called Cotaco County. On June 14, 1821 it was renamed in honor of American Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan of Virginia. As of the 2010 census the population was 119,490. The county seat is Decatur, and it is a prohibition or dry county, though the city of Decatur is wet. Morgan County is also a part of the North, Northwest, and North-Central regions of Alabama.

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History

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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 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
1821 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1983 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 5,263
1830 9,062
1840 9,841
1850 10,125
1860 11,335
1870 12,187
1880 16,428
1890 24,089
1900 28,820
1910 33,781
1920 40,196
1930 46,176
1940 48,148
1950 52,924
1960 60,454
1970 77,306
1980 90,231
1990 100,043

Note: Morgan's 1820-30 census boundaries were the same as those of 1850-1870 and nearly the same as those of 1880-1990.

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