By Rhoda C. Ellison
The heritage of Bibb County among 1818 and 1918 is in lots of methods consultant of the event of important Alabama in the course of that interval. Bibb County stocks actual features with the components either to its north and to its south. In its northern part is a mineral district and in its southern valleys fertile farming kingdom; as a result, its voters have occasionally allied themselves with the hill counties and infrequently with their Black Belt neighbors.
Both sections of the county built in line with the encompassing counties. Bibb's foundries have been validated in the course of the related time and by way of a similar iron masters as Shelby County, and its coal mines within the comparable decade as Jefferson County. Its farmers planted an analogous plants and confronted an analogous difficulties as these in Perry, Autauga, and Tuscaloosa counties. Like Tuscaloosa, Bibb endeavored to advertise river transportation for either its business and its agricultural products.
This rigorously documented historical past relies on quite a few unique resources, from own letters to govt documents. it's generously illustrated with early maps and with previous images of Bibb landmarks, a lot of that have now vanished.
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Bibb County, Alabama: The First Hundred Years by Rhoda C. Ellison