Originally named Baker Co.
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- Interstate 65
- U.S. Highway 31
- State Route 22
- U.S. Highway 82
Cities and Towns
- Calera (part - part of Calera is in
- Shelby County (north)
- Coosa County (east)
- Elmore County (southeast)
- Autauga County (south)
- Perry County (southwest)
- Bibb County (northwest)
1895 Chilton Atlas
|Chilton County, known for its peaches is located in
the central part of the state. It was created by the Alabama
legislature on Dec. 30,1868 from lands taken from Autauga,
Bibb, Perry, and Shelby counties. Chilton County encompasses 695
square miles. The Coosa River forms the eastern boundary of the
county. Originally named Baker Co., Chilton Co. received its
present name on Dec. 17,1874 in honor of William Parish
Chilton, Sr., 1810-1871, a lawyer who became Chief Justice of
the Alabama Supreme Court and later represented Montgomery
County in the Congress of the Confederate States of America. On
February 8,1861 Wm. Chilton gaveled the Confederacy into
existence, as acting leader of the Provisional Congress.
The original county seat was at Grantville. When the
courthouse burned in 1870, the county seat was removed to
Goosepond, a stop on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. The
town was renamed Clanton after Brig. Gen. James Holt Clanton.
Other significant towns and communities are Jemison, Thorsby,
Verbena, Maplesville, and Mountain Creek.
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