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Pickens County Extension Office

Pickens County Extension staff
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Office Hours: 7:30-4:00
Patti Presley-Fuller
County Extension Coordinator
P.O. Box 271
Carrollton, AL 35447
Phone: (205) 367-8148
Fax: (205) 367-9278

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About Pickens County

Established in 1820, Pickens County was named for Gen. Andrew Pickens. The county encompasses 890 square miles and the county seat is Carrollton. 

A rural county, the population of Pickens is 20,172 with 42 percent black and 58 percent white residents. There are 13 educational outlets in the county. Bevill State Community College is building a new branch in Carrollton.

Poultry, forestry and swine are the major agricultural crops in Pickens County. Other crops include beef cattle, cotton, corn and soybeans. Major industries in the county are sawmills and PECO poultry. Tourist attractions include Tom Bevill Visitor's Center, Stagecoach Inn, POW Museum and the "face in the window" at the old courthouse.

The Pickens County Extension Office offers educational programs in Agriculture, 4-H, Forestry, NEP, Consumer Science and Community Resource Development. Our office is home to 7 full-time employees. Leadership Pickens is one of Extension's greatest success stories. To date, over 220 individuals have graduated from the program. Several graduates have been elected to political offices such as circuit clerk, county commissioner and city council.

 
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