|Hale County Alabama was founded in 1867 and was named in honor of Confederate Civil War Colonel Stephen F. Hale. Hale
County has four incorporated cities; Greensboro, Moundville, Akron, and Newbern. Greensboro is the largest city and the
county seat of government.
The first Sheriff, H.C Childress, was sworn into office in 1868. Hale County has had a total of 24 sheriffs in its one hundred and
forty nine year history. The longest serving Sheriff of Hale County was Sheriff H.C "Chester" Colvin, who served for 18
Larry G. Johnson 1990 - 2007
Kenneth W. Ellis 2007 - Present
Chester Sims 1955 - 1967