By Rhoda C. Ellison
The historical past of Bibb County among 1818 and 1918 is in lots of methods consultant of the adventure of critical Alabama in the course of that interval. Bibb County stocks actual features with the parts either to its north and to its south. In its northern part is a mineral district and in its southern valleys fertile farming nation; accordingly, its voters have occasionally allied themselves with the hill counties and occasionally with their Black Belt neighbors.
Both sections of the county built in keeping with the encompassing counties. Bibb's foundries have been verified throughout the comparable time and by means of an identical iron masters as Shelby County, and its coal mines within the related decade as Jefferson County. Its farmers planted an analogous plants and confronted an identical difficulties as these in Perry, Autauga, and Tuscaloosa counties. Like Tuscaloosa, Bibb endeavored to advertise river transportation for either its business and its agricultural products.
This rigorously documented background relies on quite a few unique resources, from own letters to executive files. it's generously illustrated with early maps and with outdated photos of Bibb landmarks, lots of that have now vanished.
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Bibb County, Alabama: The First Hundred Years by Rhoda C. Ellison