Wilcox County was formed from
parts of Dallas and Monroe counties by an act of the Alabama
legislature on Dec. 13, 1819. It was named for Lt. Joseph M.
Wilcox who fought in the Creek Wars.
The county is located in
the south-central part of the state, in the Black Belt region. The
county was a center of Alabama antebellum plantation life. Today
it is largely agricultural and rural. Wilcox is bordered by
Dallas, Lowndes, Butler, Monroe, Clarke, and Marengo counties. The
county seat is Camden. Other towns include Alberta, Catherine,
Gastonburg, Lower Peach Tree, Millers Ferry, Pine Apple and Snow
Hill. (Source: Alabama Department of Archives & History,
Alabama History On-Line)
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