Marshall County, Alabama

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Marshall County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. Its name is in honor of John Marshall, famous Chief Justice of the United States. As of 2000 the population was 82,231. Its county seat is Guntersville.

Marshall County is a dry county, with the exception of three cities within the county, Albertville, Arab, and Guntersville.


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History & Geography

Marshall County was established on January 9, 1836. Marshall County History

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 623 square miles (1,614 km²), of which 567 square miles (1,469 km²) is land and 56 square miles (145 km²) (9.00%) is water. The Tennessee river runs both north and south within the county.

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