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Arbacoochee, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cleburne
Elevation 961 ft (293 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 159079

Arbacoochee is an unincorporated community in Cleburne County, Alabama, United States.

History

Arbacoochee was named after the old Creek Indian village of "Abihkuchi", which translates to "a pile at the base." Gold was discovered here in 1832, and the local mines produced over $5,000,000 worth of gold. In 1845, Arbacoochee had a population of over 5,000 people and was home to twenty general stores, five saloons, a school, two churches, two hotels, two mining supply stores, a fire department, race track, and over 100 homes. Most of the residents departed when news of the California Gold Rush reached Alabama, and only a few families remained.

A post office was operated in Arbacoochee from 1842 to 1904.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 50
U.S. Decennial Census

1880 was the only year a population was officially reported for the unincorporated community: 50 persons. This made it the second largest community behind the then-county seat of Edwardsville.


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