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Colbert County, Alabama

Colbert County administrative offices are located at 201 North Main Street, Tuscumbia, AL 35674; phone: 256‑386‑8500.

Ivy Green, Tuscumbia, Helen Keller childhood home

Photo: Ivy Green, circa 1820, located at 300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, AL. Birthplace and childhood home of Helen Keller. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. Photographed by wikipedia usermame:Jennifer Lee (own work), 2009, [cc-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed November, 2021.


First settled around 1819 at Leighton (then known as Jeffrey's Crossroads). Colbert County was created in 1867 from part of Franklin County. Tuscumbia was designated as the county seat in 1870.