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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).

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Florala 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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Climate & Weather

Florala average annual precipitation is 61.5 inches per year.
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.

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Florala history:

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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Florala 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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