Pickens County, Alabama, History of. ( From its First Settlement in 1817-1856. )
By Nelson F. Smith, Pub. 1856, Reprinted 1994. 272 pgs, Index, Hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-691-6.
Pickens county was created by the Alabama Legislature in 1820, the year after Alabama was admitted into the Union. The early settlers, most of whom were from the upper districts of South Carolina, are discussed under the topics of living conditions, crops, mills, election precincts, the villages of the county and county officers. A "General View of Pickens County" includes water courses, towns, geography, agriculture, roads, religion, manufacturers, charter of the inhabitants, minerals, and education facilities. Newspapers, climate, early settlers, eminent men and schools are also discussed in this section. Of particular interest are biographical sketches of judges, county court clerks, sheriffs, commissioners, circuit court clerks, and representatives of the Legislature.