Anniston, Alabama

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Anniston, Alabama
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
CountryUnited States
SettledApril 1872
Incorporated3 July 1883
 • MayorHoyt W. “Chip” Howell, Jr.
 • City45 sq mi (116.5 km2)
 • Land45.4 sq mi (117.7 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
719 ft (219 m)
 • City23,689
 • Density534.4/sq mi (203.8/km2)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central)
ZIP code
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-01852
GNIS feature ID0159066

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Alabama" (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. June 21, 2006. Retrieved November 9, 2006.
  2. "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Alabama". United States Census Bureau. 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
  3. "Toxic Secret". 60 Minutes. CBS. August 31, 2003.