Chambers County

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Chambers County, Texas

404 Washington Ave
Anahuac, TX 77514
Phone: (409) 267-8309
Fax: (409) 267-8315

On the central eastern coast of TX, east of Houston; organized Feb 12, 1858 from Jefferson and Liberty counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Thomas Jefferson Chambers (1802-65), surveyor general of TX (1829), attorney, and member of secession convention (1861)

Area (sq mi):: 871.99 (land 599.31; water 272.68) Population per square mile: 47.40
Population 2005: 28,411 State rank: 94 Population change: 2000-20005 9.10%; 1990-2000 29.60% Population 2000: 26,031 (White 77.60%; Black or African American 9.80%; Hispanic or Latino 10.80%; Asian 0.70%; Other 7.70%). Foreign born: 5.10%. Median age: 35.10
Income 2000: per capita $19,863; median household $47,964; Population below poverty level: 11.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,629-$28,470
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 25.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Chambers County, Alabama

2 Lafayette St Courthouse
Lafayette, AL 36862
Phone: (334) 864-4348

On eastern border of AL, north of Auburn; organized Dec 18, 1832 from Creek cession. Name Origin: For Henry H. Chambers (1790-1826), physician and U.S. senator (1825-26)

Area (sq mi):: 603.11 (land 597.17; water 5.94) Population per square mile: 59.40
Population 2005: 35,460 State rank: 34 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.10%; 1990-2000 -0.80% Population 2000: 36,583 (White 60.40%; Black or African American 38.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 37.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,147; median household $29,667; Population below poverty level: 17.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,958-$22,278
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 22.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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He was in trouble anyway, running against wealthy Chambers County candidate Mayes Middleton.
Receiving grants are the Valley and Lanett police departments in Chambers County and Alexander City and Dadeville police departments in Tallapoosa County.
The awards, given out at the annual Southern Economic Development Council Conference, held this past week in Savannah, GA, included one Best in Class Award for the county-wide brand developed for Chambers County, Alabama.
Principal Priscilla Holley and the Chambers County Schools Superintendent Kelli Hodge developed the program after going through some training on school shootings put on by Auburn University's public safety department.
A middle school principal in Chambers County School District in Alabama asked parents to have students bring in an 8-ounce canned food item to be used as weapons in a last-resort confrontation with a school intruder.
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The pipeline extends to destination points at Mont Belvieu in Chambers County, enabling shippers to access the world's largest NGL fractionation complex, including facilities owned and operated by Enterprise.
Four of the six new drilled wells were in the Barbers Hill field in Chambers County, Texas and the other two were in the Hoskins Mound field, located in Brazoria County, Texas.
It ranged from a low of 7 percent at Texas' Sam Rayburn Reservoir in 2003 to a maximum of 58 percent at Chambers County Public Fishing Lake in Alabama in 1979.
Ike's highest storm surge occurred on the Bolivar Peninsula and in parts of Chambers County (including the east side of Galveston Bay), roughly between the Galveston Bay entrance and just northeast of High Island.
In an effort to bring lifelong learning to the underserved population of Chambers County, Texas, Lee College and a consortium of other local organizations have established CCCnet, the Chambers County Community network.
ACUTA presented an award to Lee College in recognition of its Chambers County Community Network.