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Title: Forest resources of west central Alabama

Author: Spillers, A.R.;

Date: 1940

Source: Forest Survey Release No. 048. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 32 p.

Publication Series: Forest Survey Release

Description: Lying west of Birmingham and north of Demopolis, West Central Alabama (Forest survey Unit Alabama No. 4) includes almost 4.5 million acres within the following 9 counties: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Perry, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa (map, fig. 1). This distinctly rural area includes only one incorporated city or town with a population of 2,500 people or more (Tuscaloosa, 1930 population 20,700). Of the total population (245,000 in 1930), about 66 percent live on farms, 26 percent in non-farm homes in rural areas, and 8 percent in Tuscaloosa. There are only 36 people per square mile, as compares with 52 for the entire State. Agriculture, the manufacture of forest products, and mining are the principal sources of employment. Although agriculture broadly defined includes both farming and forestry, in this report agriculture is used to mean farming, and forestry to mean timber growing and utilization.

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Spillers, A.R. 1940. Forest resources of west central Alabama. Forest Survey Release No. 048. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 32 p.


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