Marion county, Alabama, situated towards the N. W. part of the state and contains 1144 sq. m. Drained by branches of Tombigbee river and by Bear Creek, which flows into Tennessee river. It contained in 1840, 12,266 neat cattle, 4315 sheep, 13,009 swine; and produced 17,467 bushels of wheat, 2,120 of rye, 113,490 of Indian corn, 4,325 of oats, 4,153 of potatoes, 1,100 pounds of tobacco, 118,064 of cotton. It had eight stores, eight grist-mills, four saw mills, two tanneries, three distilleries. Pop: whites, 5094; slaves, 753; total, 5,847. Capital, Pikeville.
McCulloch’s Universal Gazetteer: Vol. 2, John Ramsay McCulloch, Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1855 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney