Orig. pub. Carrollton, AL 1856. Reprinted 1980. Print on Demand Edition 2017. xvi, 17-283 + new index. Item #161
Pickens County was created in 1820, the year after Alabama was admitted into the Union. The early settlers of the county, most of whom were from the upper districts of South Carolina, are named and discussed under the topics of living conditions, crops, mills, election precincts, and the villages of the county. Of particular interest are biographical sketches of judges, County Court clerks, sheriffs, commissioners, Circuit Court clerks, and representatives to the Legislature. One chapter gives a "General View of Pickens County," under the headings of rivers and water courses, towns (Carrollton, Bridgeville, Yorkville, and Franconia), geography and land, agriculture, roads, religion, manufactures, character of the inhabitants, minerals, newspapers, and educational facilities. A new index to the interesting early history was prepared and included in this reprint edition.