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Wilcox County--With more than 50 boat landings on the Alabama River, Wilcox County was an important transportation site in the 19th century. It is home to the nationally renowned Gee's Bend quilters.

Wilcox County--With more than 50 boat landings on the Alabama River, Wilcox County was an important transportation site in the 19th century. It is home to the nationally renowned Gee's Bend quilters.

Alabama Black Belt Counties: Barbour, Bullock, Butler Choctaw, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Wilcox

Alabama Black Belt Counties: Barbour, Bullock, Butler Choctaw, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Wilcox

Perry County--The county became a major center for education in the Black Belt. Baptists founded both Judson College (1838) and Howard College (1842). Lincoln Normal School (1867) was founded by freed slaves.

Perry County--The county became a major center for education in the Black Belt. Baptists founded both Judson College (1838) and Howard College (1842). Lincoln Normal School (1867) was founded by freed slaves.

Sumter County--The Tombigbee River runs along the county's eastern border. The river is one of the most biologically diverse in the nation.

Sumter County--The Tombigbee River runs along the county's eastern border. The river is one of the most biologically diverse in the nation.

Black Belt (region of Alabama) - Wikipedia

Black Belt (region of Alabama) - Wikipedia

The ALGenWeb Project - Monroe County: Census Records

The ALGenWeb Project - Monroe County: Census Records

Lowndes County--The county is characterized by rolling prairies and flat plains dotted with pine and oak forests.

Lowndes County--The county is characterized by rolling prairies and flat plains dotted with pine and oak forests.

Crenshaw County-- The center of the Alabama's timber industry also hosts the annual "World's Largest Peanut Boil" festival.

Crenshaw County-- The center of the Alabama's timber industry also hosts the annual "World's Largest Peanut Boil" festival.

Russell County--Fort Mitchell is located in Russell County, less than one mile west of the Chattahoochee River. The fort was established in late 1812 along the site of a horse path through the Creek Nation that allowed white settlers to cross Creek land while traveling from Georgia to the Mississippi Territory in the early 1800s.

Russell County--Fort Mitchell is located in Russell County, less than one mile west of the Chattahoochee River. The fort was established in late 1812 along the site of a horse path through the Creek Nation that allowed white settlers to cross Creek land while traveling from Georgia to the Mississippi Territory in the early 1800s.

Montgomery County--The home of the state capital emerged from an antebellum economy reliant upon cotton to a modern diversified economy that now includes the automotive industry and major military bases.

Montgomery County--The home of the state capital emerged from an antebellum economy reliant upon cotton to a modern diversified economy that now includes the automotive industry and major military bases.

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