Colbert County, Alabama

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Colbert County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of brothers George and Levi Colbert, Chickasaw Indian chiefs. George Colbert operated a ferry across the Tennessee River in 1790 near present day Cherokee [1].

The county seat of Colbert County is Tuscumbia. It is part of the Florence - Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals". As of 2000 the county population was 54,984.

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History

Colbert County was originally established on February 6, 1867 after it split from Franklin County over political issues after the American Civil War. It was abolished eight months later by an Alabama constitutional convention and then reestablished on February 24, 1870[1]. It is also the location of Ivy Green, the birthplace of noted author Helen Keller[1]. Colbert County is also home of the towns Sheffield and Muscle Shoals where a lot of popular musicians such as Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones recorded music.

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