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Statistics & Facts

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.
The population of Moody is approximately 10,764 (2005), 11726 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,845 (1990), 4717 (2010).
The amount of land area in Moody is 28.628 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Moody is 23.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.154 sq kilometers.
The distance from Moody to Washington DC is 663 miles.
The distance to the Alabama state capital is 86 miles. (as the crow flies)
Moody is positioned 33.59 degrees north of the equator and 86.49 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Moody elevation is 683 feet above sea level.
Moody median income is $ 39,500 (2000).
The Moody median home price is $ 98,800 (2000).


in central Alabama about 22 miles from Birmingham. Other nearby communities include Leeds, Branchville, Margaret, Trussville, Argo, Odenville, Grayson Valley and Clay.
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History & History Related Items

Moody was incorporated in March of 1962. The move to incorporate was spearheaded by Clyde Shirley, who served on the first City Council.A. E. Moore was Moody's first Mayor.

The City of Moody got its name from Epps Moody, a pioneer who movedhis family to the area from North Carolina in the 1820's to homestead asection of land granted to him during the administration of President JamesMonroe. A store, a blacksmith shop, and a gristmill were some of thebusinesses in opeation by the mid 1800's. The first school was built in 1879. Thefirst church , Rock Springs Baptist, was organized in 1882. In 1886 theMethodist Church was organized.

In the early days the road that passed through Moody and ran from Ashville to Montevallo was called the "Montevallo Road." The roadserved as a stagecoach route, and along the way inns and hotels sprang up to serve travelers. At present, because of its connection with Interstate 20 and strategic location near the Birmingham Metro area, Moody has become the fastest developing business district in the state. Through planned developmentand good leadership it continues to retain its pristine, picturesque beautywhich first attracted settlers in the early l800's.
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Moody Historical Events

2000, July
Peggy McBrayer - Author of "Howell's Pond" and "Moody's Tribes ThatSlumber" lives with her husband Howell on forty wooded acres in Moody. Moody


The population of Moody was:
1990 - 4,921
2000 - 8,053
2005 - 10,764

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