Morgan County, Alabama

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Morgan County is the most populous county in the Decatur Metropolitan Area, and the second most populous county in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. It was created by the Alabama Territorial legislature on February 6, 1818 from land acquired from the Cherokee Indians in the Treaty of Turkeytown, and was originally called Cotaco County[1]. In 1821 it was renamed in honor of Revolutionary War hero General Daniel Morgan of Virginia[2]. As of 2008 the population was 115,959. The county seat is Decatur, and it is a prohibition or dry county, though the City of Decatur is wet. Morgan County is also a part of the North, Northwest, and North-Central regions of Alabama.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 599 square miles (1,552 km²), of which 582 square miles (1,508 km²) is land and 17 square miles (44 km²) (2.81%) is water.

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