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Phenix City
Russell County, Alabama

36867, 36869

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Statistics & Facts

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.
The population of Phenix City is approximately 25,312 (1990), 32822 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 10,813 (1990), 13243 (2010).
The amount of land area in Phenix City is 52.846 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.41 sq kilometers.
The distance from Phenix City to Washington DC is 644 miles.
The distance to the Alabama state capital is 76 miles. (as the crow flies)
Phenix City is positioned 32.46 degrees north of the equator and 85.01 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in east-central Alabama, west of Macon, Georgia and just across the border from Columbus, Georgia
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History & History Related Items

During the 1950's, Phenix City was plagued with many problems, such as vote fraud, gambling, prostitution, gangster rule, etc. With great effort and the ultimate personal expense, the town was cleaned up and has become a lovely, thriving place to live. For more details on history, see the historical events page for Phenix City.
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Phenix City Historical Events


Phenix City, Al - cleanup from vote fraud, gambling, prostitution, gangster rule, etc
A book has been recently published (1998) by Mercer Press, written by Margaret Ann Barnes. It tells of the Phenix City Clean-up in the 1950's when Phenix City was ruled by gangsters and gambling was the heart of the city. Albert Patterson, a lawyer, and Hugh Bentley, Sr. were two of the main people who tried to clean the city up. finally Albert Patterson was shot and killed and Hugh Bentley's house was bombed by the gangsters. Albert Patterson's son joined the fight and a few years later became governor or Alabama. The city was finally cleaned up by a General Hanna using martial law with permission of J.Edgar Hoover. This book is very good and the town is a lovely, thriving place to live, with a beautiful 15 mile riverwalk along the Chattahoochee River adjoining Columbus, GA across the state line.

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Russell County School District

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