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Marengo County was created by the Alabama Territorial legislature on 6 February 1818, from land acquired from the Choctaw Indians by treaty on 24 October 1816.
It is named in honor of a battlefield near Turin, Italy, where the French defeated the Austrians on June 14, 1800. The county seat is Linden. This name was chosen as a compliment to the first Caucasian settlers, exiled French Bonapartists who in 1817 settled the area around Demopolis in an effort to establish a Vine and Olive Colony.

Towns and Cities:

* Dayton * Demopolis * Faunsdale * Linden * Myrtlewood * Providence
* Sweet Water * Thomaston * Dixons Mills * Jefferson * Magnolia * Nanafalia



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Website Updates:
January 2015: Married News: HALE, THOMPSON, NOLES, WOOD, MARX, LAUB, NORTH, WHEELER; Death News; CLIFT, PICKERING, GLOVER, GALLION, ALLEN, WINN, TORBERT; Calamity News: MCCRARY fire; School News: 1922 new teachers
November 2014: Early Settlers of Marengo County - Transcribed by Debra Hudson and Camellia
October 2014: 1925 Confederate Pensioners
September 2014: Bio: DuBOSE
July 2014: Mil: Civilwar: Southern Claims Commission Applicants
April 2014: History: Water Mills of Marengo County in 1886
February 2014: List of Known Newspapers of Marengo County

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Hale County (north)
Perry County (northeast)
Dallas County (east)
Wilcox County (southeast)
Clarke County (south)
Choctaw County (southwest)
Sumter County (northwest)
Greene County (north-northwest)

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