Mobile County, Alabama

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Coordinates: 30°47′11″N 88°12′50″W / 30.78639°N 88.21389°W / 30.78639; -88.21389

Mobile County[p] is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of a tribe of Indians, the Maubila tribe (see Mobilian). As of 2009, its population was 411,721. Its county seat is Mobile, Alabama. The entire county is included in the Mobile metropolitan statistical area.



While still a part of the Mississippi Territory, Mobile County was created by a proclamation of Governor Holmes of the Mississippi Territory on December 18, 1812.[1] The area became part of the Alabama Territory, on August 15, 1817,[2][3] on the day the Mississippi Territory formed a state constitution and was split in half. Two years later, the county became part of the State of Alabama, when granted statehood on December 14, 1819.

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