Barbour County, Alabama. / 31.865833333333°N 85.396111111111°W / 31.865833333333; -85.396111111111. Barbour County is a county in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2020 census, the population was 25,223. Its county seat is Clayton. Its largest city is Eufaula. Its name is in honor of James Barbour, who served as Governor of Virginia .
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The Election Massacre of 1874, or Coup of 1874, took place on election day, November 3, 1874, near Eufaula, Alabama in Barbour County. Freedmen comprised a majority of the population and had been electing Republican candidates to office. Members of an Alabama chapter of the White League, a paramilitary group supporting the Democratic Party's drive to regain conservative political power in the county and state, used firearms to ambush black Republicans at the polls. In Eufaula, members of the Whi
Barbour County was established on December 18, 1832, from former Creek Indian homelands and a portion of Pike County. Its county seat is Clayton. Its name is in honor of James Barbour, who served as Governor of Virginia. In 1833, Louisville was chosen as the first county seat for Barbour County.
Barbour County is a county in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,457. Its county seat is Clayton. Its largest city is Eufaula. Its name is in honor of James Barbour, who served as Governor of Virginia.