Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 83.
CLARKE COUNTY, situated in the northwestern part of Alabama, between Alabama and Tombigbee rivers. Area, 1,200 square miles. Face of the country somewhat hilly, except along the streams, where the soil is extremely fertile. Seat of justice, Clarksville. Pop. in 1830, 7,593; in 1840, 8,640; in 1850, 9,786.