Walker County, Alabama

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Walker County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama.[1] Its name is in honor of John Williams Walker, a member of the United States Senate.[1] As of 2000 the population was 70,713. Its county seat is Jasper.

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History

Walker County was established on December 26, 1823, and formed from sections of Marion and Tuscaloosa counties.[1] It was named after Senator John Walker, who represented Alabama in the U.S. Senate from 1819 to 1822.[1] Jasper is the county seat, named after William Jasper, a Red Stick War hero from South Carolina.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,086 km² (805 square miles). Nearly 794 square miles (2,057 km²) of it is land, and 11 square miles (28 km²) of it (1.35%) is water.

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