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Sheriff David E Abston
Term: 1987 - Present

Pickens County was officially designated by the Alabama State Legislature December 19, 1820 and named after General Andrew Pickens, a Revolutionary War Hero.  Pickens County is 890 square miles of rural forest and livestock lands on the midwestern state border alongside Mississippi.  Lamar and Fayette Counties border Pickens County on the northern line while Tuscaloosa County borders our eastern line and Green and Sumter Counties border our southern line.

Sheriff David Abston was first elected in 1987 and is serving his 7th term.  He began his Law Enforcement career with the United States Army Military Police.  He later attended the University of Alabama Law Enforcement Academy.  He has served with the Tuscaloosa Police Department as a Patrolman and as Chief with the Gordo Police Department from 1980 through 1986.  Sheriff Abston graduated the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy in 1996.

 



Sheriff David E Abston
Term: 1987 - Present

Sheriff Louie C. Coleman
Term: 1963 - 1986

Sheriff R.R. (Bob) Shields
Term: 1954 - 1962

Sheriff Ellis Carl Bonner
Term: 1951 - 1954

Sheriff J. G. Hood
Term: 1947 - 1950

Sheriff E. L. Shirley
Term: 1943 - 1946

Sheriff H.G. Davis
Term: 1939 - 1940

Sheriff S.H. Ball
Term: 1935 - 1938

Sheriff H.G. Davis
Term: 1931 - 1934

Sheriff E.L. May
Term: 1927 - 1930

Sheriff W.A. Scott
Term: 1923 - 1926

Sheriff H.I. Scott
Term: 1919 - 1922

Sheriff A.B. Coleman
Term: 1915 - 1918

Sheriff Benji W. Gunter
Term: 1911 - 1914

Sheriff R.B. Burgin
Term: 1907 - 1910

Sheriff Burwell Boykin Salmond II
Term: 1900 - 1906

Sheriff John Tyler Hamiter Sr.
Term: 1892 - 1899

Sheriff C.P. Chapman
Term: 1884 - 1891

Sheriff W.P. Owings
Term: 1880 - 1883

Sheriff James P. Gates
Term: 1877 - 1879

Sheriff J.A. Blanton
Term: 1874 - 1876

Sheriff W.L. Lissy
Term: 1871 - 1873

Sheriff J. Coleman Thomas
Term: 1871 - 1871

Sheriff B.A. Hudgins
Term: 1868 - 1870

Sheriff Stewart Wan
Term: 1868 - 1868

Sheriff J.W. Shirley
Term: 1868 - 1868 2nd term

Sheriff J.W. Shirley
Term: 1868 - 1868 1rst term

Sheriff W.L. Lipsey
Term: 1866 - 1867

Sheriff O.H.P. Windham
Term: 1865 - 1866

Sheriff John P. Gates
Term: 1862 - 1864

Sheriff William H. Davis
Term: 1859 - 1861 2nd term

Sheriff Jas. C. Sherrod
Term: 1856 - 1857

Sheriff Barnabas G. McAllister
Term: 1854 - 1855

Sheriff Jesse W. Bryan
Term: 1848 - 1853

Sheriff William H. Davis
Term: 1844 - 1847 1rst term

Sheriff Benjamin F. Roper
Term: 1841 - 1843 2nd term

Sheriff John F. Nabers
Term: 1838 - 1840

Sheriff George C. Child
Term: 1833 - 1837

Sheriff Benjamin F. Roper
Term: 1832 - 1832 1rst term

Sheriff Henry White
Term: 1829 - 1831

Sheriff Thomas Davis
Term: 1826 - 1828

Sheriff David Taggert
Term: 1824 - 1825

Sheriff Adino Griffen
Term: 1821 - 1823
 
 
 
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