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Hale County, Alabama

A preliminary survey. 26 buildings.



Founding: January 30, 1867
Parent counties: Greene, Marengo, Perry, and Tuscaloosa
Namesake: Stephen Hale (1816–1862), Alabama politician
Seat: Greensboro (1867–) Land area: 644 square miles Population (2010): 15,760
Population (historic): 21,792 (1870); 31,011 (1900); 26,265 (1930) Periods of population growth: pre-1870–1880; 1890s; 1990s Subdivisions: One city; three towns National Register listings:20 Pre-1939 residences (estimated): 442 (5.7%)
Housing survival rate: 10.5%
Average farm building value (1920): $463
Number of farms (1920): 3,816
Average farm size (1920): 41.6 acres

Greensboro
Namesake: Nathanael Greene (1742–1786), Revolutionary War general Founding: 1821 (post office); 1823 (incorporation) Population (2010): 2,497 Population (historic): 2,500 (1850); 1,760 (1870); 2,416 (1900); 1,795 (1930) Periods of population growth: pre-1850; 1890s; 1930s; 1950s
Pre-1939 residences (estimated): 107 (8.4%)



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