History of Walker County, Alabama. John M. Dombhart. Walker County is located in the North Central portion of the state. It was created in the 1830s and was surrounded at the time by the counties of: Blount, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marion, Morgan, and Tuscaloosa. Large numbers of early pioneers passed through this portion of the state of Alabama on their way westward with numerous individuals staying on as settlers. The main bulk of this book is devoted to over 500 Biographical Sketches of these early pioneer settlers. Due to these vast numbers, we are unable to list these surnames at this time. This New Index that was specially compiled for this volume contains the names of over 7,300 individuals. 19237, (2015), paper, 382 pp.