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Arbacoochee, Alabama
Arbacoochee, Alabama is located in Alabama
Arbacoochee, Alabama
Arbacoochee, Alabama
Location in Alabama
Arbacoochee, Alabama is located in the United States
Arbacoochee, Alabama
Arbacoochee, Alabama
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cleburne
961 ft (293 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID 159079

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


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.



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

Arbacoochee first appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village and as the 10th beat/precinct of Cleburne County (see below). The population of the village made it the second largest community in the county behind the then-county seat of Edwardsville. The village did not report again on the census, although the precinct bearing its name continued to report until 1950.

Historic Demographics

Population State
1880 50 (-) 211th (-) 2nd (-)

Notable people

  • Seaborn McDaniel Denson and Thomas Jackson Denson, musicians and singing school teachers within the Sacred Harp tradition
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