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Bullock County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Bullock County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the USA highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded December 5, 1866
Seat Union Springs
Largest City Union Springs
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

626.06 sq mi (1,621 km²)
625.01 sq mi (1,619 km²)
1.04 sq mi (3 km²), (0.17%)
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

10,914
17/sq mi (6.7/km²)

Bullock County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Colonel Edward C. Bullock of Barbour County. As of 2010 the population was 10,914.

History

Bullock County was formed on December 5, 1866. The boundaries were changed in February 1867. In 1867, Union Springs was chosen as the county seat.

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 626.06 square miles (1,621.5 km2). 625.01 square miles (1,618.8 km2) (or 99.83%) is land and 1.04 square miles (2.7 km2) (or 0.17%) is water.[1] The county is in the southeastern section of the state, in the prairie region. The Chunnennuggee Ridge runs through the center of the county.

Incorporated cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

Adjacent counties

Transportation

Major highways

Airport

Franklin Field is a county-owned public-use airport. It is located five nautical miles (9 km) west of the central business district of Union Springs, Alabama.[2]

Places of interest

Bullock County is home to several historic homes including the McCaslan-Garner House and Bonus-Foster-Chapman House.

References

  1. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  2. FAA Airport Master Record for 07A (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 3 June 2010.
  • Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921.

Coordinates: 32°05′52″N 85°43′02″W / 32.09778°N 85.71722°W / 32.09778; -85.71722