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Chilton County Extension Office


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Office Hours: 8:00-12:00; 12:30-4:30
Gay West
County Extension Coordinator
P.O. Box 30
Clanton, AL 35046
Phone: (205) 280-6268
Fax: (205) 280-6357

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Chilton County

 

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About Chilton County

Chilton County's population of 37,485 is 11 percent black and 89 percent white. Its county seat is Clanton.

In addition to peaches, farmers in Chilton County produce beef and vegetables. Major industries include International Paper, Gulf States and CRH.

Most adults--56 percent--have at least a high school education. There are six elementary schools, two middle schools, six high schools and a technical school in Chilton County. Additionally, the county has an extension of George Wallace Community College.

Chilton County is home to Alabama's Confederate Memorial Park. Other tourist attractions include Alabama Power Company's Water Course, Lay Lake and Mitchell Lake.

The Extension office employs four people full time and three part time. In addition to 4-H, which involves 1,000 youth, the Extension office conducts leadership training programs, Master Gardener, Shooting Sports and an area peach production meeting.

A little-known fact: Alabama grows more peaches than its neighbor to the east. And many of those peaches are grown in Chilton County. Peach stands line the highways in Chilton County in the early summer, and people from around the state travel there to stock up on the fruit produced by more than 100 peach growers who call the county home. The rural county in north central Alabama was originally incorporated as Baker County in 1868 and was renamed for Supreme Court Justice William P. Chilton in 1874.

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