St. Clair County, Alabama

St. Clair County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Alabama.[1] As of the 2020 census, the population was 91,103.[2] It has two county seats: Ashville and Pell City.[3] It is one of two counties in Alabama, and one of 33 in the United States, with more than one county seat. Its name is in honor of General Arthur St. Clair, an officer in the French and Indian War.[1] St. Clair County is included in the BirminghamHoover, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.

County in Alabama, United States

U.S. county in Alabama
St. Clair County

St. Clair County Courthouse in Pell City


Location within the U.S. state of Alabama

Alabama’s location within the U.S.


Country  United States
State  Alabama
Founded November 20, 1818[1]
Named for Arthur St. Clair
Seat Ashville & Pell City
Largest city Pell City

  Total 654 sq mi (1,690 km2)
  Land 632 sq mi (1,640 km2)
  Water 22 sq mi (60 km2)  3.3%

  Total 91,103
  Density 140/sq mi (54/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 3rd
  • County Number 59 on Alabama Licence Plates

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St. Clair County was established on November 20, 1818 by the Alabama Territory legislature by splitting the area from Shelby County.[1][4] The county seat was incorporated and named “Ashville” in honor of John Ash.[1] In 1836, a portion of St. Clair County was separated to establish Cherokee County and DeKalb County. In 1866, after the Civil War, a northeast section of the county was used to create Etowah County.[1] In 2019 St. Clair County became the seventh county in Alabama to adopt its own flag.

Due to the relatively high terrain of the far southern end of the Appalachian Mountains which divides the county in a northeast-southwest orientation, and the difficulty of communication and administration from either side of the county to the other, a second county seat was established in Pell City to better provide administration and services to the southeast side of the county.[5]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 654 square miles (1,690 km2), of which 632 square miles (1,640 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57 km2) (3.3%) is water.[6]

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