About Washington County Alabama
Named after General George Washington, Washington County, Alabama is rich in history – the first chartered school, the state’s first bank, location of the first territorial capital, and the first county of Alabama.
Washington County is located in southwest Alabama and enclosed by the Mississippi state line.
Choctaw County, the Tombigbee River and Mobile County. The county is about 60 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, and exceeds 682,000 acres and about 1,065 square miles. About 88 percent of the land area is situated forest and pine plantations.
Urban areas comprise about 7,900 acres in the towns of Chatom, McIntosh and Millry. Leroy, Al. is a large geographical community of approximately 800 residents.
The average annual temperature is 74 degrees and the average annual rainfall is 57 inches. Washington County’s population is approximately 18,097 people. Farming is an important part of rural Washington County.