Alexander City

a city in E Alabama. 13,807.

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      city, Tallapoosa county, east-central Alabama, U.S., 75 miles (120 km) southeast of Birmingham. Early settlement began in 1836, and gold was discovered in the area in the early 1840s. It was known as Youngsville until 1873, when it was named for General Edward Porter Alexander, president of the Savannah and Memphis (Central of Georgia) Railroad. To the south, Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River provides power.

      The city's main economic activity is apparel manufacturing; metal products, cloth, and store fixtures are also important. A campus of Central Alabama Community College is located there. Lake Martin, formed by the dam (1926), has more than 750 miles (1,200 km) of recreational shoreline and is the centre of a developing tourist industry. Nearby is Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, where Andrew Jackson (Jackson, Andrew)'s forces defeated the Creek Indians (1814) in the War of 1812 (1812, War of). Wind Creek State Park is 7 miles (11 km) southeast of the city. Inc. 1872. Pop. (1990) 14,917; (2000) 15,008.

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