Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 207.
MARENGO COUNTY, situated in the westerly part of Alabama, with Tombigbee river on the west. Area, 975 square miles. Face of the country hilly; soil generally barren. Seat of justice, Linden. Pop. in 1820, 3,933; in 1830, 7,742; in 1840, 17,264; in 1850, 27,831.