Colbert County


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Colbert County, Alabama

201 N Main St
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: (256) 386-8500
Fax: (256) 386-8510
www.colbertcounty.org

On northwestern border of AL, south of Florence; organized Feb 6, 1867 from Franklin County. Name Origin: For George and Levi Colbert, two Cherokee Indian brothers

Area (sq mi):: 623.61 (land 594.53; water 29.08) Population per square mile: 91.90
Population 2005: 54,660 State rank: 23 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 6.40% Population 2000: 54,984 (White 80.90%; Black or African American 16.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,533; median household $31,954; Population below poverty level: 14.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,216-$23,219
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.50% Median travel time to work: 23.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Muscle Shoals (12,395)

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    12 ALABAMA: Riverton Community Hunting Area offers 6,625 acres of public deer hunting in Colbert County, in the state's northwest corner.
    43 in Colbert County that includes access to a Norfolk Southern Railway line and a large warehouse.
    11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A draft Environmental Impact Statement on the possible sale and redevelopment of about 1,400 acres on the Tennessee Valley Authority's Muscle Shoals Reservation in Colbert County, Ala.
    McCord was held at the Colbert County Jail on $10,000 bond after his arrest at the Birmingham school earlier.
    The citizens of Colbert County decided to vote on whether to stay "dry" or go "wet.
    In addition, Pampinto has served as a member of the Muscle Shoals City Council and was past President of the Colbert County Board of Education.
    bought angel tree gifts for the Children's Home/Chambliss Shelter in Chattanooga, and collected $750 through the Sharing Christmas Committee at TVA's Muscle Shoals, site for gifts and household items for a Colbert County, Ala.
    26 /PRNewswire/ -- The ground breaking will be at a ceremony at the site of the new plant - soon to be under construction in Colbert County in the Shoals area.
    The contracts for Jefferson County Title I Schools, Auburn City School District, Colbert County School District, Guntersville Board of Education, Opelika City School District, and Perry County Board of Education will make Kid's College available to every elementary school in those districts for the 2005/06 school year.
    Stephen has chosen rural Tuscumbia (pop: 9,000) in Alabama's Colbert County as the location for the "Stephen Colbert Museum and Gift Shop.
    We are a community bank, lending almost exclusively in the Lauderdale and Colbert County areas in Northwest Alabama.