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On December 1, 1868 the county was abolished and Etowah County was created from the same territory.
Did Alabama's constitution forbid simply renaming it? Or was there some advantage (partisan or otherwise) in cutting off the continuity of county institutions? For example, perhaps some irritant couldn't otherwise be removed as an officer of Baine County. —Tamfang (talk) 07:53, 17 January 2014 (UTC)