Choctaw County was created by the Alabama legislature on 29 December 1847. It was named for the Choctaw Indians, one of the four Indian groups that occupied what is now the State of Alabama. The county is located in the southwestern part of the state, and is bordered by Sumter, Marengo, Clarke, and Washington counties, and the State of Mississippi. It encompasses 909 square miles. Butler is the county seat. Other towns and communities include Pennington, Lisman, Toxey, Gilbertown, Silas, Needham, Cullomburg, and Bladon Springs.
Choctaw County lends itself to rest and relaxation with beautiful nature settings and the serenity of rural life. No matter what your favorite past-times are, I am sure that we have something for you to do.
You can visit and discover the historic “Mineral Springs” at Bladon Springs State Park – Where people have traveled worldwide to visit; or you can sit on a bluff overlooking the river at Lenoir’s Landing. I have even spotted Eagles soaring above the river as I sat enjoying a book, or you can visit the site of Alabama’s first producing Oil Well, near Gilbertown, AL.
If you like wildlife, you can go to the Wildlife Refuge to enjoy all that nature has to offer. You are sure to see an alligator resting on the beach beneath the Old Southern Cypress trees at Gator Lake or drive a little further to Judy’s Slough and there might be one or two swimming among the duckweed and lily pads. We invite you to come bag your trophy at one of the area’s hunting lodges that provide wonderful day hunts. Because Choctaw County is know throughout Alabama as a hunter’s paradise for deer, turkey, and other small game. We are proud to be part of the Alabama Hunting and Fishing Trail, as we have miles of prime fishing located among the winding curves of the Tombigbee River. We are also part of the Alabama Birding Trail, Black Belt Region. Among the species you might find are Eagles and Osprey.