Bibb County

Bibb County was originally created as Cahawba County by the Alabama Territorial Legislature on February 7, 1818. Alterations were made to the boundaries in 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821 and 1868. The county name was changed to Bibb on 1820 Dec. 4, in honor of Alabama’s first governor, William Wyatt Bibb.

Bibb County encompasses 625 square miles, is located near the center of the state and is drained by the Cahaba River. The terrain is very hilly and there are significant mineral deposits in the northern part of the county. The county seat is located at Centreville, the site of the falls in the Cahaba River. Other towns include Blocton, West Blocton, Brent, Six Mile and Ashby. Due to its abundant natural resources, Bibb County is growing rapidly. It boasts two industrial parks: the Bibb Industrial Park, which offers spacious lots at a reasonable cost and is home to the Mercedes plant; and the Wolley Site, which offers 32 undisturbed acres and convenient access to major roadways.

Source: Alabama Department of Archives and History, www.archives.state.al.us, and the Bibb County Chamber of Commerce, www.dbtech.net/bibbco.

 


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