created Feb. 7, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Choctaw Indian Nation.
Named for Marengo, Italy, where Napoleon won victory over Austrians in 1800.
After Napoleon's defeat, some of his exiled officials came here . . . — — Map (db m72963) HM
The Alabama Territorial Legislature established Marengo County in 1818. The “Town of Marengo” was then surveyed near the center of the county to serve as county seat. In 1824 lots were sold, and early French . . . — — Map (db m72971) HM
Constructed 1848 and served as the
seat of county government until 1903.
October 9, 1890 Rube Burrows, the nations most notorious Train Robber, was slain here by Sheriff Jefferson D. Carter.
1903-1915 Linden Public School
1915-1947 . . . — — Map (db m72972) HM