Anniston, Alabama

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Anniston, Alabama
Nickname(s): The Model City
Location in Alabama
Location in Alabama
Coordinates: 33°39′46″N 85°49′35″W / 33.66278°N 85.82639°W / 33.66278; -85.82639Coordinates: 33°39′46″N 85°49′35″W / 33.66278°N 85.82639°W / 33.66278; -85.82639
Country United States
State Alabama
County Calhoun
Settled April 1872
Incorporated 3 July 1883
 • Mayor Hoyt W. “Chip” Howell, Jr.
 • City 45 sq mi (116.5 km2)
 • Land 45.4 sq mi (117.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 719 ft (219 m)
Population (2007)[1][2]
 • City 23,689
 • Density 534.4/sq mi (203.8/km2)
 • Metro 112,240
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36201-36207
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-01852
GNIS feature ID 0159066

Anniston is a city in, and county seat of, Calhoun County in the state of Alabama, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 24,276. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 23,741.[1]

Chemical cleanup[change | change source]

In 2002, an investigation by 60 minutes[3] showed Anniston was among the most toxic cities in the country. The main source of local contamination was a Monsanto chemical factory, which was closed.

Notable Residents and Former Residents[change | change source]

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