Conecuh County, Alabama
Located in south-central Alabama, Conecuh County was the focal point for widows and orphans of Alabama’s Confederate soldiers. Conecuh County was founded February 13, 1818. The county was named for the Creek term koha anaka meaning near cane breakers. Conecuh County was created out of parts of Monroe County and was later used in the formation of Butler and Escambia counties. Conecuh County is governed by a five-member chair commission and includes three incorporated communities. Conecuh County’s seat and largest city is Evergreen, Alabama.
Conecuh County was created out of an of Alabama territorial legislature. Prior to the first settlers, Creek Indians consumed all of the land. Conecuh County was also a battle ground for the Creek War of 1813-1814; specifically the Battle of Burnt Corn. The first settlers arrived in Conecuh County and settled at present day Bellville. Many people settled around the Sepulga River, one of the largest rivers that flow into the main stream of the Conecuh River. The stream enabled surrounding settlers to prosper economically. During the antebellum period, Conecuh County’s streams were used to ship cotton, corn, and timber down to Pensacola. Conecuh County also became a part of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad system. In 1893, the Alabama Baptist state convention erected the Louise Short Baptist Widows’ and Orphans’ Home for families of fallen soldiers in the Civil War. The group home was later moved to Troy, Alabama and renamed the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home.
For centuries, Conecuh County was known for its stock raising. Particularly sheep, hogs, goats, and cattle were an important economic source for the nineteenth century. Conecuh County’s current work force is primarily focused on manufacturing, education, transportation, construction, retail trade, agriculture, and public administration.
According to the 2010 census, Conecuh County was recorded a population of 13,228. The racial makeup of Conecuh County was 51.3 percent white, 46.5 percent black or African American, 1.2 percent Hispanic, 1 percent as two or more races, 0.3 percent Native American, and 0.1 as Asian.
Conecuh County has festivals and events through the year. The town of Castleberry holds an annual Strawberry Festival every April, which includes arts, crafts, live entertainment, and strawberries.
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