Place:Russell, Alabama, United States

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NameRussell
Alt namesRussellsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates32.35°N 85.2°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
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Russell County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Colonel Gilbert C. Russell, who fought in the wars against the Creek Indians. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,947. Its county seat is Phenix City.

Russell County is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Russell County was established by an act of the state general assembly on December 18, 1832, from lands ceded to the state by the Creek Indians. The county seat has changed several times: Girard (1833–1839), Crawford originally Crockettsville (1839–1868), Seale (1868–1935) and Phenix City (1935–present). It was named for War of 1812, Col. Gilbert Christian Russell, Sr., 1782–1861, 3rd U.S. Infantry.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1832 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1832 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1834 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 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
1934 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1940 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 13,513
1850 19,548
1860 26,592
1870 21,636
1880 24,837
1890 24,093
1900 27,083
1910 25,937
1920 27,448
1930 27,377
1940 35,775
1950 40,364
1960 46,351
1970 45,394
1980 47,356
1990 46,860

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