Chambers County, Alabama

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Chambers County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Henry H. Chambers, who served as a Senator from Alabama. As of 2000 the population was 36,583. Its county seat is Lafayette. Chambers County is included in the Valley, Alabama, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Chambers County was established on December 18, 1832.

Pat Garrett, the lawman famed for killing outlaw Billy the Kid, was born near the town of Cusseta in 1850.

Joe Louis "The Brown Bomber", renowned heavyweight boxing champion, was born near LaFayette, on Buckaloo Mountain, May 13, 1914.

Chambers County joined the four mill cities to make The Valley (which is now the largest city). Valley is a rapidally increasing in size. It is located right between Montgomery, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia which helped the cities growth.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 603 square miles (1,561.8 km2), of which 597 square miles (1,546.2 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (0.98%) is water.

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