Place:Walker, Alabama, United States

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Walker County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of John Williams Walker, a member of the United States Senate.[1] As of the 2010 census, the population was 67,023. Its county seat is Jasper.

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History

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Walker County was established on December 26, 1823, and formed from sections of Marion and Tuscaloosa counties.[1] It was named after Senator John Walker, who represented Alabama in the U.S. Senate from 1819 to 1822.[1] Jasper is the county seat, named after William Jasper, a Red Stick War hero from South Carolina.[1]

National Register of Historic Places

Walker County has sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They include the Bankhead House, Boshell's Mill, the First United Methodist Church of Jasper, the Gilchrist House, the Jasper Downtown Historic District, the Stephenson House, and Walker County Hospital.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1823 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1877 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1877 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1877 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1929 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
1830 2,202
1840 4,032
1850 5,124
1860 7,980
1870 6,543
1880 9,479
1890 16,078
1900 25,162
1910 37,013
1920 50,593
1930 59,445
1940 64,201
1950 63,769
1960 54,211
1970 56,246
1980 68,660
1990 67,670

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