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Encyclopedia > Baldwin County, Alabama
Baldwin County, Alabama
Seal of Baldwin County, Alabama
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Location in the state of Alabama
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Alabama's location in the USA
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Formed December 21, 1809
Seat Bay Minette
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

5,250 km² (2,027 mi²)
4,135 km² (1,596 mi²)
1,115 km² (431 mi²), 21.24%
Population
 - (2002)
 - Density

165,100
88/sq mi (34/km²)
Website: www.co.baldwin.al.us

Baldwin County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Abraham Baldwin, a member of the United States Senate from Georgia. As of 2000 the population is 165,100. Its county seat is Bay Minette. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Baldwin_County_Alabama. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_AL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Alabama ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Bay Minette is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Abraham Baldwin Abraham Baldwin (November 23, 1754—March 4, 1807) was an American politician, Patriot, and Founding Father from the U.S. state of Georgia. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Bay Minette is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. ...

Contents

History

  • Baldwin County was established on December 21, 1809.
  • The county was declared a disaster area in September 1979 due to damage from Hurricane Frederic.
  • In the first days of Baldwin County, the Town of McIntosh Bluff (now in Mobile County, Alabama, West of Baldwin County) on the Tombigbee River was the County Seat. After being transferred to the Town of Blakeley in 1810, the County Seat was later moved to the City of Daphne in 1868. In 1900, by an Act of the Legislature of Alabama, the County Seat was authorized for relocation to the City of Bay Minette, however, the City of Daphne resisted relocation. In order to relocate the County Seat to the City of Bay Minette, the men of Bay Minette devised a scheme. To lure the Sheriff and his Deputy out of the City of Daphne, the men prefabricated a murder. While the law was chasing down the fictitious killer during the late hours, the group of Bay Minette men stealthily traveled the seventeen miles to the City of Daphne, retrieved the Baldwin County Courthouse records, and delivered them to the City of Bay Minette - where Baldwin County's County Seat remains to this day. A New Deal mural hanging in the Bay Minette post office depicts the removal of the county seat.[1]

December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Hurricane Frederic in 1979 was the one of the costliest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. Gulf Coast. ... Mobile County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Daphne is a city located in Baldwin County, Alabama. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Bay Minette is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. ...

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,250 km² (2,027 mi²). 4,135 km² (1,596 mi²) of it is land and 1,115 km² (431 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 21.24% water. It is the 12th largest county east of the Mississippi River. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Major Highways

Image File history File links I-10. ... Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... Image File history File links I-65. ... Interstate 65 (abbreviated I-65) is an Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Image File history File links US_31. ... US Highway 31 is a long north-south highway connecting northern Michigan to southern Alabama, with termini at Interstate 75 near Mackinaw City, Michigan, and U.S. Highway 90 and U.S. Highway 98 at Spanish Fort, Alabama. ... Image File history File links US_90. ... United States Highway 90 is an east-west United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_98. ... United States Highway 98 is an east-west United States highway that runs from southern Florida to western Mississippi. ... Image File history File links Alabama_59. ... State Route 59 is a 94-mile state highway in Baldwin and Monroe counties in the southwestern portion of the state. ...

Adjacent counties

Monroe County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Escambia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Escambia County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Mobile County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Washington County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Clarke County is a county of the State of Alabama. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 200,100 people, 55,336 households, and 40,284 families residing in the county. The population density was 34/km² (88/mi²). There were 74,285 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (46/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.15% White, 10.29% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 1.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 55,336 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.94. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $40,250, and the median income for a family was $47,028. Males had a median income of $34,507 versus $23,069 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,826. 10.10% of the population and 7.60% of families were below the poverty line. 13.10% of those under the age of 18 and 8.90% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Regions

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay is a group of three cities; Daphne, Fairhope, and Spanish Fort, and four communities Blakeley, Malbis, Montrose, and Point Clear. ...

Municipalities

The water tower in central Foley.
The water tower in central Foley.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (503x672, 85 KB)The Foley, Alabama water tower. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (503x672, 85 KB)The Foley, Alabama water tower. ...

Cities

Bay Minette is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. ... Daphne is a city located in Baldwin County, Alabama. ... Fairhope is a city located in Baldwin County, Alabama. ... A Foley water tower Foley is a city located in Baldwin County, Alabama. ... Gulf Shores is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Orange Beach is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. ... Robertsdale is a city located in Baldwin County, Alabama. ... Spanish Fort is a city located in Baldwin County, Alabama. ...

Towns

Elberta is a town located in Baldwin County, Alabama. ... Loxley is a town located in Baldman County, Alabama, United States. ... Silverhill is a town located in Baldwin County, Alabama. ... Summerdale is a town located in Baldwin County, Alabama. ...

Unincorporated areas

  • Barnwell
  • Bayside
  • Belforest
  • Blackwater
  • Blakely
  • Bon Secour
  • Bromly
  • Clay City
  • Crossroads
  • Elsanor
  • Fort Morgan
  • Houstonville
  • Josephine
  • Lillian
  • Magnolia Beach
  • Malbis
  • Marlow
  • Miflin
  • Montrose
  • Oak
  • Oyster Bay
  • Park City
  • Perdido
  • Perdido Beach
  • Perdido Key
  • Pine Grove
  • Pine Haven
  • Point Clear
  • Rabun
  • River Park
  • Romar Beach
  • Seacliff
  • Seminole
  • Stapleton
  • Stockton
  • Swift
  • Tensaw
  • Turkey Branch
  • Weeks Bay
  • Whitehouse Fork
  • Yupon

Bon Secour, Alabama (postal zip code 36511) is located along the eastern coastline of Mobile Bay, over 35 miles due east of the Alabama-Mississippi state line, near Gulf Shores, Alabama and over 45 miles west of Pensacola, Florida. ... Fort Morgan, Mobile Point, Alabama, 1864, showing damage to the south side of the fort. ... Lillian is a large retirement community of about 6,000 people, on the eastern side of Baldwin County, Alabama. ... Pine Grove is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County, Alabama. ... Point Clear is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Baldwin County, Alabama. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Tensaw is home to historic Fort Mims, in Baldwin County in the U.S. state of Alabama. ...

Education

All public schools in Baldwin County are operated by Baldwin County Public Schools. Baldwin County Public Schools is a school district based in Bay Minette, Alabama, United States. ...


External links

  • Baldwin County
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Topics

History | People | Governors | Lieutenant Governors | Metropolitan areas Image File history File links Flag_of_Alabama. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... This is the history of the State of Alabama, in the United States of America. ... The following is a list of the territorial and state governors of Alabama. ... This is a List of Lieutenant Governors of the U.S. state of Alabama, 1868 to present. ... Categories: | ...

Capital

Montgomery Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Montgomery Incorporated December 3, 1819 Mayor Bobby Bright Area    - City 404. ...

Regions

Black Belt | Central Alabama | Greater Birmingham | Lower Alabama | Mobile Bay | North Alabama | Northeast Alabama | South Alabama This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Alabamas Black Belt is a region of the state encompassing part of the larger Black Belt Region of the Southern United States, which stretches from Texas to Virginia. ... Central Alabama is the region in the state of Alabama that stretches approximately 170 miles from the western border with Mississippi to eastern border with Georgia and 136 miles from the northern border of Cullman County to the Alabama River in southern Autauga County. ... Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Combined Statistical Area The Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Combined Statistical Area sometimes known as Greater Birmingham, is made up of 8 counties in Central Alabama. ... Lower Alabama is a term used to describe various parts of southern Alabama. ... Mobile Bay - Landsat photo Mobile Bay is an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, lying within the state of Alabama in the United States. ... North Alabama is a region of the U.S. state of Alabama, generally thought to include these 11 counties: Cherokee, Colbert, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston. ... Northeast Alabama includes the cities of Anniston, Gadsden, Talladega, and their surrounding areas in the state of Alabama. ... South Alabama is a term used to describe various parts of southern Alabama. ...

Major cities

Anniston | Auburn | Birmingham | Decatur | Dothan | Florence | Gadsden | Hoover | Huntsville | Mobile | Montgomery | Tuscaloosa This list of current cities, towns, and unincorporated communities in the U.S. State of Alabama also includes a list of the principal counties in which each place is located. ... Nickname: The Model City Location in Alabama Coordinates: County Calhoun Settled April 1872 Incorporated 3 July 1883 Mayor Hoyt W. “Chip” Howell, Jr. ... Nickname: The Loveliest Village on the Plains Location in Lee County, Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Lee County, Alabama  - Mayor Bill Ham, Jr. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South, BHam, The Ham Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area    - City 393. ... Decatur, Alabama is a city in Morgan County, Alabama, with a small portion in southern Limestone County. ... Dothan is a city located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Florence city is the seat of Lauderdale County which is situated in the northwest corner of Alabama. ... The Spirit of American Citizenship Monument on Rainbow Drive (US 411), just before the Broad Street Bridge. ... Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in middle central Alabama. ... Nickname: Rocket City Watercress Capital of the World Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Madison, Limestone Mayor Loretta Spencer Area    - City 174. ... Nickname: The Azalea City Coordinates: Country US State Alabama County Mobile Founded 1702 Incorporated 1814 Mayor Sam Jones Area    - City 412. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Montgomery Incorporated December 3, 1819 Mayor Bobby Bright Area    - City 404. ... Tuscaloosa is a city in west central Alabama in the southern United States. ...

Counties

Autauga | Baldwin | Barbour | Bibb | Blount | Bullock | Butler | Calhoun | Chambers | Cherokee | Chilton | Choctaw | Clarke | Clay | Cleburne | Coffee | Colbert | Conecuh | Coosa | Covington | Crenshaw | Cullman | Dale | Dallas | DeKalb | Elmore | Escambia | Etowah | Fayette | Franklin | Geneva | Greene | Hale | Henry | Houston | Jackson | Jefferson | Lamar | Lauderdale | Lawrence | Lee | Limestone | Lowndes | Macon | Madison | Marengo | Marion | Marshall | Mobile | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Perry | Pickens | Pike | Randolph | Russell | Shelby | St. Clair | Sumter | Talladega | Tallapoosa | Tuscaloosa | Walker | Washington | Wilcox | Winston List of 67 counties in the U.S. state of Alabama: Autauga County Baldwin County Barbour County Bibb County Blount County Bullock County Butler County Calhoun County Chambers County Cherokee County Chilton County Choctaw County Clarke County Clay County Cleburne County Coffee County Colbert County Conecuh County Coosa County Covington... Autauga County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Barbour County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Bibb County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Blount County is a county located in the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Bullock County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Butler County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Calhoun County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Chambers County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Cherokee County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Chilton County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Choctaw County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Clarke County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Clay County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Cleburne County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Coffee County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Colbert County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Conecuh County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Coosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Covington County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Crenshaw County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Cullman County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Dale County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Dallas County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... DeKalb County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Elmore County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Escambia County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Etowah County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Fayette County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Franklin County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Geneva County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Greene County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Hale County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Henry County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Houston County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Jackson County is a county of the State of Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. ... Location in the state of Alabama Formed December 13, 1819 Seat Birmingham Area  - Total  - Water 2,911 km² (1,124 mi²) 29 km² (11 mi²) 1. ... Lamar County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Lauderdale County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Lawrence County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Lee County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Limestone County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Lowndes County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Macon County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Madison County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama, and is a major part of the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. ... Marengo County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Marion County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Marshall County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Mobile County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Monroe County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Montgomery County is a county in the State of Alabama. ... Morgan County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Perry County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Pickens County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Pike County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Randolph County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Russell County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Shelby County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama and is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky. ... St. ... Sumter County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Talladega County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Tallapoosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Tuscaloosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Walker County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Washington County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Wilcox County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Winston County is a county of the State of Alabama. ...


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Baldwin County Alabama (198 words)
You can also apply online for jobs with the County and download forms and information from the many departments that report to the County Commmission.
Not sure which office you need?  Call the Baldwin County Call Center (formerly known as the Courthouse Switchboard) and we will be happy to answer your basic questions or direct you to the correct office to take care of your specific needs.
Baldwin County Strategic Plan as adopted by Baldwin County Commission (November 21, 2006)
Baldwin County, Alabama: Information from Answers.com (629 words)
Baldwin County was established on December 21, 1809.
In 1900, by an Act of the Legislature of Alabama, the County Seat was authorized for relocation to the City of Bay Minette, however, the City of Daphne resisted relocation.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older.
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