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Bibb County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Bibb County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the USA highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded February 7, 1818
Seat Centreville
Largest City Brent
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

626.16 sq mi (1,622 km²)
623.03 sq mi (1,614 km²)
3.14 sq mi (8 km²), 0.5
 - (2010)
 - Density

36.7/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: William W. Bibb

Bibb County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of William W. Bibb, the first Governor of Alabama. As of 2010 the population was 22,915. The county seat is Centreville.[1] It is a "prohibition" or dry county[2] which means alcoholic drinks cannot be sold.


Cahawba County was formed on February 7, 1818. It was named for the Cahawba River, (now more commonly "Cahaba River"). Cahawba is a Choctaw word for "water above." In 1820, it was renamed Bibb County.


According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 626.16 square miles (1,621.7 km2). 623.03 square miles (1,613.6 km2) (or 99.50%) is land and 3.14 square miles (8.1 km2) (or 0.50%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties

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Unincorporated communities

Places of interest

Bibb County is home to the Talladega National Forest. A section of the Cahaba River which draws visitors to view the unique Cahaba Lily, or Hymenocallis coronaria.


  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "Wet and Dry Counties of Alabama". Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. State of Alabama. Retrieved July 27, 2011.
  3. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.

Coordinates: 32°59′52″N 87°07′35″W / 32.99778°N 87.12639°W / 32.99778; -87.12639