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Colbert County, Alabama

Colbert County Alabama
US county information
NameColbert County
StateAlabama
SeatTuscumbia
Largest cityMuscle Shoals
US Area
Total Area623.61 sq mi (1615.1 km2)
Land Area594.53 sq mi (1539.8 km2)
Water Area29.08 sq mi (75.3 km2)
Population54428 (2010)
Density35.1/km2 (91/sq mi)
FoundedFebruary 6, 1867

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Colbert County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of brothers George and Levi Colbert, Chickasaw Indian chiefs. George Colbert operated a ferry across the Tennessee River in 1790 near present day Cherokee.

The county seat of Colbert County is Tuscumbia. It is part of the Florence - Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals". As of 2010 the county's population was 54,428.


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