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Florala
Covington County, Alabama

ZipCodes
36442




Page Contents for Florala, Alabama

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.
The population of Florala is approximately 1,964 (2000), 1980 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,103 (2000), 839 (2010).
The amount of land area in Florala is 27.264 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Florala is 10.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.117 sq kilometers.
The distance from Florala to Washington DC is 767 miles.
The distance to the Alabama state capital is 91 miles. (as the crow flies)
Florala is positioned 31.02 degrees north of the equator and 86.30 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Florala elevation is 265 feet above sea level.
The Florala median home price is $ 38,900 (2000).
Florala average annual precipitation is 61.5 inches peryear.
Florala average temperature is $ 17,377 (2000) degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 49.3 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 65.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 81.3 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 66.9 degrees F.

Location

just over the Florida border in Alabama above the Florida panhandle area. Nearby communities include Lockhart, Onycha and Horn Hill in Alabama and Paxton and Laurel Hill in Florida.
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History & History Related Items

Great history page about Florala with comprehensive information and many pictures from the past.

Excerpts from the above history page: "The town of Florala is located at the junction of highways 15 and 55, in the southeast corner of the country. A beautiful little city, with wide streets, it borders on the north shores of Lake Jackson, which is partly in Florida and partly in Alabama. The name Florala is taken front first letters of both names."

"Among the earliest settlers was a man named McDade, whose real name was McDavid, but who for some reason changed his name to McDade. For many years Lake Jackson was known as McDades Pond."

"As time passed, other settlers arrived in the area until the population grew which warranted the establishment of a post office on January 11, 1875. The post office was established in the home of Mr. Hughes, who had been named postmaster, and was named Lake City, Alabama. The name of the community was changed to Lakeview Alabama, on May 18, 1877, and finally to Florala, on June 22 1891, this name being derived by assigning the first four letters of Florida and the first three letters in Alabama."
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Attractions

Home of Alabama's largest natural lake, Lake Jackson.

This page has a nice picture of Lake Jackson.

Florala State Park
This page has 40 acres with swimming, fishing and more. Lake Jackson is within this park.
P.O. Box 322
Florala, Alabama 36442-0322
Park Office: (334) 858-6425
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Florala City Government

City of Florala
1401 E 5th Ave
Florala, AL 36442-1819
Phone: 334-858-3612Covington County Economic Development Commission
Hwy 84 East
Andalusia, AL 36420
Phone: 334-222-7040

Florala Chamber

Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce
1099 Fifth Street
Florala, Alabama 36442
phone: 334/858-6252
Email
Serving Florala, Lockhart and Paxton


Opp and Covington County area Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 148
Opp, Alabama 36467
Phone: (334) 493-3070
Fax: (334) 493-1060
Email

Florala Organizations

Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce
1099 Fifth Street
Florala, Alabama 36442
phone: 334/858-6252
Email
Serving Florala, Lockhart and Paxton


Opp and Covington County area Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 148
Opp, Alabama 36467
Phone: (334) 493-3070
Fax: (334) 493-1060
Email

Florala Libraries

Florala Public Library
510 N 4th St
Florala, AL36442-1814
Phone: 334-858-3525

Florala Schools

Florala City Middle School
1402 E 7th Ave
Florala, AL 36442-1810
Phone: 334-858-3642


Florala High School
W 3rd Ave
Florala, AL36442
Phone: 334-858-6925 Florala

Miscellany

The population of Florala was:
1990 - 2,075
2000 - 1,964

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