Wilcox County, Alabama is one of the South's great outdoor paradises.   As one of the most sparsely populated counties in the state, Wilcox County has an abundance of forestland and water holding a bounty of wild game and fish. 
      Wilcox County has a population of approximately 14,000 residents.  The major towns are Camden and Pine Hill, with Camden serving as the county seat.  All governmental offices are located in Camden.  

  The J. Paul Jones Hospital, a 24 bed facility, is located in Camden.  It is staffed by four resident physicians.  A dialysis clinic, physical therapy clinic and fitness center, and drug stores are conveniently located in Camden.  

  Wilcox County is served by two airports.  The Camden Municipal Airport is a 4200 foot runway located 3 miles southwest of Camden.  The Pine Hill Municipal Airport is a 4460 foot runway located 1 mile south of Pine Hill.  Commercial air service is available in Montgomery, about 70 miles northeast.   


   Roland Cooper State Park, is located on the Alabama River about 6 miles north of Camden.  Its facilities include a 9-hole golf course, rental cabins, RV and camping facilities with utility hook-ups.
      Wilcox County is served by a county-wide public school system.  Wilcox Academy, a private school serving grades K-12, is located in Camden.   
   
 

   The economy of the area is driven by the forest products industry.  The largest employer, Weyerhaeuser, maintains an integrated forest products facility in the western part of the county between the towns of Camden and Pine Hill.  
    

    Camden and Pine Hill have fulltime police departments.  The county sheriff's department provides law enforcement for the other communities as well as the entire county.  The sheriff's office is in Camden.  The area is served by numerous volunteer fire departments.      

     Numerous antebellum homes dot the landscape throughout the county.  The Wilcox Historical Society sponsors a bi-annual tour of some of these historic homes. 


     The mean annual temperature is 63.3 F.  In January it is 41.5 F., while July's temperature is 80.9 F.   Average annual rainfall is 48.7 inches.  Snowfall is rare.  Camden is 230 ft. above sea level.  Prevailing winds are southerly.  The average growing season in the county is 239 days.     

     The area is certainly best known for its outdoor opportunities.  Alabama's long deer season and abundance of deer has made this area a prime destination for hunters for many years.  Fishing opportunities are endless, with the county sporting more miles of waterfront than nearly any other county in Alabama.   


     A low tax base along with a high quality of living makes Wilcox County very attractive to retirees.  Retirees make up the largest portion of new residents moving to the area.