Place:St. Clair, Alabama, United States

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NameSt. Clair
Alt namesSaint Clairsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Saint Clair countysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
St. Clairsource: AAA: Road Atlas (1997) p 6
TypeCounty
Coordinates33.75°N 86.317°W
Located inAlabama, United States     (1818 - )
See alsoEtowah, Alabama, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Marshall, 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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St. Clair County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is a part of the Birmingham–Hoover–Cullman Combined Statistical Area. Its name is in honor of General Arthur St. Clair, who came to America from Scotland as an officer in the British Army in the French and Indian War where he victoriously fought against the French in such notable British victories as the siege of Louisburg, Nova Scotia and the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.[1] He settled in America and served as a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He also was the only Governor of the Northwest Territory.

As of the 2010 census, the population was 85,593. It has two county seats in Ashville and another in Pell City. St. Clair County is one of two counties in Alabama, and one of 33 in the United States, with more than one county seat.

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History

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St. Clair County was established on November 20, 1818 by the Alabama Territory legislature by splitting the area from Shelby County.[1] The county seat was incorporated and named "Ashville" in honor of John Ash.[1] In 1836, a portion of St. Clair County was separated to establish Cherokee County and DeKalb County. In 1866, after the Civil War, a northeast section of the county was used to create Etowah County.[1]

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
1819 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 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
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1893 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 4,166
1830 5,975
1840 5,638
1850 6,829
1860 11,013
1870 9,360
1880 14,462
1890 17,353
1900 19,425
1910 20,715
1920 23,383
1930 24,510
1940 27,336
1950 26,687
1960 25,388
1970 27,956
1980 41,205
1990 50,009

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