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Interlibrary Loan Service
The public libraries in Pickens County are able to locate and borrow materials from all over the United States for library patrons. New materials published within the last year are excluded from this service. Materials that can usually be borrowed include books, periodical articles, pamphlets, microfilm, and other items. For more information, contact the local public library in your town.
The Alabama State Legislature formally recognized Pickens County on December 19, 1819 as being a county. The name Pickens was from General Andrew Pickens, an American Revolutionary War hero. Though the original county seat was in Pickensville, it was moved to Carrollton in 1830, where it remains.
Pickens Countys western border is the Mississippi state line. The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway meanders through the western portion of the county. The primary resources in the county include timber and woodlands, sand/gravel, and natural gas. Poultry production, hogs, cattle, and catfish, as well as some cotton, hay, and corn farming are prevalent in Pickens County.
Other Pickens County Facts:
Government: County Commission
Racial makeup: 56 percent white, 43 percent black, and 1 percent other races
Sales tax: 8 percent in incorporated areas
Incorporated Cities and Towns: Aliceville-pop. 2484; Carrollton-pop. 963; Ethelsville-pop. 79; Gordo-pop. 1610; McMullen-pop. 62; Memphis-pop. 32; Pickensville-pop. 651; Reform-pop. 1883.
District 1 William Latham
District 2 Earnest Summerville
District 3 Sentell Harper
District 4 Willie Colvin
District 5 Ted Ezelle
Pickens County Board of Education, 205-367-2080
Superintendent Leonard Duff
Aliceville Elementary School, 205-373-8722
Aliceville Middle School, 205-373-6900
Aliceville High School, 205-373-6378
Carrollton Unit School, 205-367-9021
Gordo Elementary School, 205-364-8480
Gordo High School, 205-364-7353
Pickens Academy, 205-367-8144
Pickens County High School, 205-375-2344
Reform Elementary School, 205-375-6351
City of Aliceville 205-373-6611
City of Carrollton 205-367-8711
City of Gordo 205-364-7111
City of Reform 205-375-6363
Information provided by Tuscaloosa News: Living Here 2007.