Autauga County: The First Hundred Years, 1818-1918

By: Daniel S. Gray

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On November 21, 1818, William Wyatt Bibb, Governor of the Alabama Territory, signed into law a bill dividing Montgomery County and stipulating that a certain portion, a "tract of country laying north west of the Alabama river," was to be designated Autauga County. In signing this act, Governor Bibb was unknowingly opening a most memorable century. Towns sprang up along the western banks and became important river ports and several large plantations soon appeared in the county. Vital to the growth of Autauga County, however, was the fact that in the 1830's a young man from New Hampshire decided to establish a cotton gin manufacturing works along Autauga Creek. By 1850, the industrialization promoted by Daniel Pratt had made Autauga County a prosperous and nationally famous manufacturing area. Although nearly destroyed as an industrial center because of the effects of the Civil War, Autauga County began a long process of recovery in the 1880's. By November, 1918, when the county celebrated its centennial, Autauga was once more recognized as one of the important manufacturing areas of the state. This informal history of those hundred years, drawn from letters, memoirs, newspapers, and early histories, attempts to capture the spirit and humor of the people of Autauga County as well as trace the growth and development of this important Alabama county. 181 pages, full name index. Names include: Bibb, Deramus, Faber, Jemison, Rawlinson, Slaton,

Title: Autauga County: The First Hundred Years, 1818-1918

Author Name: Daniel S. Gray

Binding: Library

Book Condition: Used, Good, Signed

Jacket Condition: Good

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Type: Hardcover

Categories: Alabama County History, Alabama Research, Alabama

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Keywords: alabama, alabama history, alabama research, autauga county, bibb, county history, deramus, faber, jemison, rawlinson, signed, slaton