Marengo County

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Marengo County, Alabama

PO Box 480715
Linden, AL 36748
Phone: (334) 295-2200
Fax: (334) 295-2254

In west-central AL, south of Tuscaloosa; organized Feb 7, 1818 (prior to statehood) from Choctaw cession. Name Origin: Commemorates Napoleon's (1769-1821) victory over the Austrian army at Marengo, Italy (Jun 14, 1800)

Area (sq mi):: 982.85 (land 977.04; water 5.80) Population per square mile: 22.40
Population 2005: 21,879 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 -2.40% Population 2000: 22,539 (White 46.90%; Black or African American 51.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $15,308; median household $27,025; Population below poverty level: 25.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,304-$24,188
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 25.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The previously known westernmost locations for laurel wilt were on redbay in Harrison County, Mississippi, approximately 400 km to the southeast and on sassafras in Marengo County, Alabama, 450 km to the east.
Richard Adams, who resides in Marengo, in the midst of the best body of the cane-brake lands." In a separate work, Ruffin (1852) wrote on the soils of Alabama and says that "A [soil] specimen of the very rich 'cane brake' lands in Marengo County, Alabama, contained sixteen per cent of carbonate of lime." W.