Wilcox History

Gaines Ridge Dinner Club

Gaines Ridge Dinner Club

Wilcox County was named for Lieutenant Joseph M. Wilcox, an army officer from Connecticut who was killed in a battle with the Indians on the banks of the Alabama River in this region in 1814. One day older than the State of Alabama (Dec. 1, 1819), Wilcox County includes numerous examples of antebellum homes and buildings, most still in continuous use. Its towns are also historic. Camden was incorporated in 1842, after the county seat was moved from the banks of the Alabama River. Oak Hill was settled in the early 1800′s. Pine Apple was founded in 1820. Pine Hill saw its first settlers in the early 1800′s. Yellow Bluff is our newest town, incorporated in 1986. Be sure to explore the many historic structures located throughout our county.

To access more information about many of our historic structures, simply hover over the pin below and click the link to visit a page specifically about that location.

Historic Structures