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Etowah County, Alabama

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The territory of Etowah County was originally split among the neighboring counties. It was separated and established as Baine County on December 7, 1866, by the first postwar legislature, and was named for General David W. Baine of the Confederate Army.

Because of postwar tensions and actions of insurgents against freedmen, a state constitutional convention was called in 1868. During it, this new county was abolished, replaced on December 1, 1868 by one aligned to the same boundaries and named Etowah County, from a Cherokee language word meaning "edible tree". Most of the Cherokee had been removed in the 1830s to Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma) west of the Mississippi River.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Alabama City
  • Altoona (part)
  • Attalla
  • Boaz (part)
  • Gadsden (County Seat)
  • Glencoe (part)
  • Hokes Bluff
  • Rainbow City
  • Reece City
  • Ridgeville
  • Sardis City (part)
  • Southside (part)
  • Walnut Grove

Other Communities: Anderson, Ballplay, Bristow Cove, Carlisle-Rockledge, Coats Bend, Egypt, Gallant, Ivalee, Keener, Liberty Hill, Lookout Mountain, Mountainboro, New Union, Pilgrims Rest, Tidmore Bend and Whitesboro




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