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Alexander City, Alabama

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Nickname: Alex City
Location in Alabama
Coordinates: 32°55′59″N 85°56′10″W / 32.93306, -85.93611
Country United States
State Alabama
County Tallapoosa
Founded 1872
Government
 - Mayor Barbara H. Young
Area
 - City  39.0 sq mi (101 km²)
 - Land  38.8 sq mi (100.5 km²)
 - Water  0.2 sq mi (0.5 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 15,008
 - Density 386.6/sq mi (149.3/km²)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Website: http://www.alexandercityonline.com

Alexander City is a city in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 15,008. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 14,957. [1] Locals refer to Alexander City as "Alex City" . Alexander City is known for Lake Martin with its 750 miles of wooded shoreline and 44,000 acres (178 km²) of crystal clear water. Lake Martin is located on the Tallapoosa River and offers boating, swimming, fishing, golfing, and camping. Many neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on the lake. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... List of 67 counties in the U.S. state of Alabama: Autauga County Baldwin County Barbour County Bibb County Blount County Bullock County Butler County Calhoun County Chambers County Cherokee County Chilton County Choctaw County Clarke County Clay County Cleburne County Coffee County Colbert County Conecuh County Coosa County Covington... Tallapoosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Tallapoosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa County and Elmore County in the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa County and Elmore County in the U.S. state of Alabama. ... The Tallapoosa River is a river that runs from the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains in Georgia in the United States south and west into Alabama. ...


Russell Corporation, maker of Russell Athletic, Cross Creek, Jerzees, and Country Cottons apparel, was founded in 1902 and is a large employer in the city. The company used to be headquartered in the city, but Russell recently moved its headquarters to Atlanta, Ga. Recently, the number of workers employed by Russell Corporation in Alex City has been on a steady decline due to Russell moving more and more production overseas. On April 17, 2006, Russell Corporation was bought by Berkshire Hathaway for an estimated $600 million. Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett's company, also owns such companies as Fruit of the Loom and GEICO. The company will continue to operate as Russell Corporation, but its workers and CEO will report to Fruit of the Loom. As recently as 2007 Russell has begun the complete shutdown of all Alexander City production operations and has begun the demolition of it largest warehouse, Hi-tech. Russell Corporation(NYSE: RML)started in Alabama, is a manufacturer of athletic shoes, apparel, and sports equipment. ... Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRKA, NYSE: BRKB) is a holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. ... Warren Edward Buffett (b. ...

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History

  • 1698 - Captain Thomas Welch, a trader, marks out the Okfuskee Trail through Tallapoosa County. The English establish trading stations near Flint Hill, Young's Ferry and Kowaliga.
  • 1814 - The Battle of Horseshoe Bend secures U.S. government control of Tallapoosa County when Andrew Jackson defeats the Creek Indians in a decisive battle.
  • 1832 - The Creek Indian nation cedes its territory in Tallapoosa County to the U.S. Government.
  • 1837 - James Young acquires 320 acres, which comprise a large portion of present day southwest Alexander City, including Russell Corporation and much of the land along U.S. Highway 280.
  • 1872 - The town is incorporated as Youngsville, with corporate limits set one-half mile in every direction from the center of the public square.
  • 1872 - A revival on Herzfeld Hill, now Hillabee Street, spawns the first two congregations of the community, First Baptist and First United Methodist.
  • 1873 - The Savannah and Memphis Railway comes to Youngsville, brought by S & M president Edward P. Alexander. The town is renamed in his honor and boundaries are extended to one mile (1.6 km) from the center of the public square.
  • 1879 - The first community school is organized and constructed with community funds.
  • 1884 - B.F.C. Russell moves his family, including his youngest son, Benjamin (Ben), to Alexander City.
  • 1889 - B.L. Dean, Alexander City mayor, spurs the movement to build a courthouse in Alexander City, paid for entirely by public subscription. Newspapers and a bottle of rum are put in the cornerstone and survive the 1902 fire.
  • 1900 - J.C. Maxwell and Reuben Herzfeld convince builders of a cotton mill to locate in Alexander City.
  • 1902 - Twenty six year old Ben Russell begins what is today Russell Corporation. The first step was a single knitting mill manufacturing women's and children's underwear.
  • 1902 - "The Fire" destroys the entire downtown district, with losses totaling $400,000 in 1902 dollars. By today's standards, the loss would have been in the millions.
  • 1907 - T.C. Russell, Ben Russell's brother, is elected mayor for the first of 10 terms.
  • 1919 - Avondale Mills purchases Alexander City Cotton Mills and begins production in Alexander City.
  • 1923 - Alabama Power Company begins construction on Martin Dam at Cherokee Bluffs. By 1926 Martin Dam is completed and Lake Martin forms. At the time, Lake Martin is the largest man-made lake in the world.
  • 1950 - A new high school is built with community funds. After debating on many names including Benjamin Russell Vocational High School, the community chose Benjamin Russell High School
  • 1956 - Horseshoe Bend becomes a national military park, 57 years after the action is first proposed by Alexander City Outlook editor F.O. Horton and due in large part to the efforts of Judge C.J. Coley.
  • 1965 - Alexander City State Junior College opens in an old hospital on Lee Street with 442 students.
  • 1988 - Alexander City State Junior College and Nunnelley State Technical College in Childersburg were merged and became Central Alabama Community College.
  • 1989 - A time capsule was filled with local treasures and buried near Children's Harbor on Lake Martin in what is now called Time Capsule Park. The capsule is to be opened 50 years later, in 2039.
  • 2006 - Russell Corporation is bought by Berkshire-Hathaway for close to 600 million dollars.
  • 2007-Russell Corporation begins shutdown of Alexander City facilities.

Tallapoosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Combatants Creek Indians Red Sticks United States Cherokee Creek allies Commanders Menawa Andrew Jackson Strength 1,000 Red Stick Creek about 2,000 infantry 700 mounted infantry 600 Cherokee and Lower Creeks Casualties 800 49 killed 154 wounded // Although having nothing to do with the British or Canadians, the battle... Tallapoosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... For other uses, see Andrew Jackson (disambiguation). ... The Creek are an American Indian people originally from the southeastern United States, also known by their original name Muscogee (or Muskogee), the name they use to identify themselves today. ... Tallapoosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Russell Corporation(NYSE: RML)started in Alabama, is a manufacturer of athletic shoes, apparel, and sports equipment. ... Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa County and Elmore County in the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa County and Elmore County in the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Combatants Creek Indians Red Sticks United States Cherokee Creek allies Commanders Menawa Andrew Jackson Strength 1,000 Red Stick Creek about 2,000 infantry 700 mounted infantry 600 Cherokee and Lower Creeks Casualties 800 49 killed 154 wounded The Battle of Horseshoe Bend was fought during the War of 1812... Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa County and Elmore County in the U.S. state of Alabama. ...

Geography

Alexander City is located at 32°55′59″N, 85°56′10″W (32.933157, -85.936008)GR1.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 101.0 km² (39.0 mi²). 100.5 km² (38.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (0.44%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Alexander City is located on U.S. Highway 280. Birmingham, AL is 60 miles to the north, Auburn, AL is 40 miles SE and Montgomery, AL is 50 miles SSW of Alexander City. U.S. Highway 280 is a spur of U.S. Highway 80. ... Birmingham is the largest city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County. ... Auburn is a city located in Lee County, Alabama. ... Montgomery is a city located in Montgomery County, Alabama. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 15,008 people, 6,152 households, and 4,134 families residing in the city. The population density was 149.3/km² (386.6/mi²). There were 6,855 housing units at an average density of 68.2/km² (176.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.56% White, 28.37% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 6,152 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.94. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $29,309, and the median income for a family was $38,881. Males had a median income of $30,392 versus $20,705 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,305. About 15.0% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


See also

  • Alexander City Schools

The Alexander City Schools or Alexander City City Schools or Alexander City City School District is the school district of Alexander City, Alabama. ...

Notable natives

Joe Forehand is Chairman of the board and former CEO of Accenture. ... The phrase Chairman of the Board has several meanings: Chairman of the Board is the term used to denote the leader of a corporations board of directors. ... Accenture (NYSE: ACN, ISIN: BMG1150G1116) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. ... Terrell Eldorado Owens (born December 7, 1973, in Alexander City, Alabama), is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos for 32°55′59″N 85°56′10″W / 32.933157, -85.936008Coordinates: 32°55′59″N 85°56′10″W / 32.933157, -85.936008

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Alexander City, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1032 words)
As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 15,008.
Alexander City is known for Lake Martin with its 750 miles of wooded shoreline and 44,000 acres (178 km²) of crystal clear water.
In the city the population is spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who are 65 years of age or older.
Welcome to the Lake Martin Area Chamber of Commerce (275 words)
Alexander City residents place a premium on quality of life.
Alexander City is a pivotal point for transportation.
Twelve motor freight carriers serve the city daily and interchange with other carriers throughout the United States, and ground freight delivery to the city is available on a daily basis.
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