Brewton, Alabama

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Brewton, Alabama
Location in Escambia County and the state of Alabama
Location in Escambia County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Coordinates: 31°7′3″N 87°4′16″W / 31.11750°N 87.07111°W / 31.11750; -87.07111
Country United States
State Alabama
County Escambia
 • Total 11.4 sq mi (29.7 km2)
 • Land 11.3 sq mi (29.3 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 82 ft (25 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,498
 • Density 482.3/sq mi (185.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36426-36427
Area code(s) 251
FIPS code 01-09208
GNIS feature ID 0157900

Brewton is a city in Escambia County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 5,498. The city is the county seat of Escambia County.

Government[change | change source]

The city government consists of mayor who is elected at large and five member city council who are each elected from a district.

Education[change | change source]

Schools in the Brewton City School System:

  • Brewton Elementary School, on Douglas Ave.
  • Brewton Middle School, on Liles Blvd.
  • T. R. Miller High School, on Douglas Ave.

Brewton is home to Jefferson Davis Community College, a small postsecondary school that primarily gives associate's degrees.

Culture and special events[change | change source]

Streetlight banner proclaiming Brewton as “Home of the Alabama Blueberry Festival”

The annual Alabama Blueberry Festival is held at Burnt Corn Creek Park and downtown Brewton.

The Thomas E. McMillan Museum is on the campus of the Jefferson Davis Community College.

Notable natives or residents[change | change source]

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