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Morgan County, Alabama

US county information
NameMorgan County
Largest cityDecatur
US Area
Total Area599.06 sq mi (1551.6 km2)
Land Area582.21 sq mi (1507.9 km2)
Water Area16.84 sq mi (43.6 km2)
Population119490 (2010)
Density79/km2 (204.6/sq mi)
Named forDaniel Morgan
Congressional district4th
Congressional district5th
Time zoneCentral

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Morgan County is the most populous county in the Decatur Metropolitan Area, and the second most populous county in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area in the U.S. State of Alabama. It was created by the Alabama Territorial legislature on February 6, 1818 from land acquired from the Cherokee Indians in the Treaty of Turkeytown, and was originally called Cotaco County. In 1821 it was renamed in honor of American Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan of Virginia. As of 2010 the population was 119,490. The county seat is Decatur, and it is a prohibition or dry county, though the City of Decatur is wet.

Morgan County is also a part of the North, Northwest, and North-Central regions of Alabama.

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