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Melanie Wood - Director

Aliceville Public Library
Nelda B. Hudgins, M.Ed - Director

Carrollton Public Library
Patrica Tilley, Director

Reform Public Library
Curtis Wheat, Director

Ruth Holliman
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Melba Hollingsworth, Director



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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:

Population: 20,401

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.

County Commission:

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.

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