Russell

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Russell County, Alabama

Russell County was established by an act of the state general assembly on December 18, 1832, from lands ceded to the state by the Creek Indians. The county seat has changed several times: Girard (1833–1839), Crawford originally Crockettsville (1839–1868), Seale (1868–1935) and Phenix City (1935–present). It was named for War of 1812, Col. Gilbert Christian Russell, Sr., 1782–1861, 3rd U.S. Infantry.

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Alabama Department of Archives and History

P.O. Box 300100 / 624 Washington Ave.

Montgomery, AL 36130

334.242.4435

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Lee County (north)
Muscogee County, Georgia (northeast)
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Stewart County, Georgia (southeast)
Barbour County (south)
Bullock County (southwest)
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