Alexander City, known to locals as "Alex City", is a city in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, United States, with a population of some 14,875. It is known for Lake Martin with its 750 miles (1,210 km) of wooded shoreline and 44,000 acres (180 km2) of crystal clear water. Lake Martin stands on the Tallapoosa River and offers boating, swimming, fishing, golfing, and camping. Many neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on the lake.
The city was traditionally based around the textile industry, but in recent times its economic base has become more diversified as textile jobs have gone elsewhere.
Covington County, Alabama (briefly Jones County), is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Brigadier General Leonard Covington of Maryland. As of the 2010 census the population was 37,765. Its county seat is Andalusia.
Covington County was established on December 17, 1821. The Alabama state legislature changed the name to Jones County on August 6, 1868. Two months later on October 10, 1868, the original name was restored.
WAAO-FM (103.7 FM, "103 Country") is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Andalusia, the county seat of Covington County, Alabama. The station, established in 1987, is owned by Three Notch Communications, LLC.
WAAO-FM broadcasts a country music format to the greater Covington County, Alabama, area. Some of this programming comes from Dial Global's Mainstream Country radio network.
The Columbus, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of four counties in Georgia and one county in Alabama, anchored by the city of Columbus. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 281,768 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 292,795).
As of the census of 2000, there were 281,768 people, 103,982 households, and 72,632 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 54.56% White, 40.21% African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.02% of the population.
WKKR (97.7 FM, "97.7 The Kicker") is a radio station licensed in Auburn, Alabama, USA. The station, established in 1968, is currently owned by Qantum Communications and the broadcast license is held by Qantum of Auburn License Company, LLC. In 1988, WKKR became the first Alabama radio station to earn the National Association of Broadcasters Crystal Radio Award for outstanding commitment to community service.
WKKR broadcasts a country music format to the Auburn, Alabama metropolitan area. In addition to its usual music programming, WKKR broadcasts Opelika High School football and Auburn University's Auburn Tigers football games.
WESZ-LP (98.7 FM, "Oldies 98.7") is a radio station licensed to serve Abbeville, Alabama. The station is owned by Abbeville Broadcasting Inc. It airs an Oldies music format.
The station was assigned the WESZ-LP call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on December 27, 2002.
WKGA (97.5 FM, "Kowaliga Country") is a radio station licensed to serve Goodwater, Alabama, USA. The station, established in 1991 as WSSY-FM, is currently owned and operated by Lake Broadcasting, Inc.
WKGA is based in Alexander City, Alabama, and broadcasts a country music format. The station's owner and general manager is John F. Kennedy. Weekday disc jockeys are Steve "Cubby" Culberson, host of Waking Up With Cubby on mornings and Cubby's Classics on mid-days, and Allen Yates on afternoon drive. Notable weekend hosts include Ronnie Betts on the Sunday morning Gospel Jubilee. In addition to its music programming, the station broadcasts NASCAR auto races, Auburn Tigers football games, and a high school football scoreboard show.
Opelika (pronounced |ˌoʊ pəˈlaɪ kə|) is a city in and the county seat of Lee County in the east central part of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is a principal city of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. According to 2010 Census, the population of Opelika was 26,477. The Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA with a population of 135,833 which, along with the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area and Macon County, Alabama, comprises the greater Greater Columbus, Georgia, a region home to approximately 500,000 residents.
The first white settlers in the area now known as Opelika arrived in the late 1830s and established a community called Lebenon. After the removal of the native peoples by force in 1836-37, the area became known as "Opelika", taken from a word in the Muskogee language meaning "large swamp". Settlement was sporadic until the late 1840s, when Opelika quickly became a commercial center with the coming of the railroad.
Anniston is a city in Calhoun County in the state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 23,106. According to the 2011 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 22,959. The city is the county seat of Calhoun County and one of two urban centers/principal cities of and included in the Anniston-Oxford Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Named The Model City by Atlanta newspaperman Henry W. Grady for its careful planning in the late 19th century, the city is situated on the slope of Blue Mountain.
This article will go through a wide range of topics of the geography of the state of Alabama. It is 30th in size and borders four U.S. states: Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. It also borders the Gulf of Mexico.
Extending entirely across the state of Alabama for about 20 miles (32 km) northern boundary, and in the middle stretching 60 miles (97 km) farther south, is the Cumberland Plateau, or Tennessee Valley region, broken into broad tablelands by the dissection of rivers. In the northern part of this plateau, west of Jackson county, there are about 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2) of level highlands from 700 to 800 feet (210 to 240 m) above sea level. South of these highlands, occupying a narrow strip on each side of the Tennessee River, is a country of gentle rolling lowlands varying in elevation from 500 to 800 feet (150 to 240 m). To the northeast of these highlands and lowlands is a rugged section with steep mountain-sides, deep narrow coves and valleys, and flat mountain-tops. Its elevations range from 400 to 1,800 feet (120 to 550 m). In the remainder of this region, the southern portion, the most prominent feature is Little Mountain, extending about 80 miles (129 km) from east to west between two valleys, and rising precipitously on the north side 500 feet (150 m) above them or 1,000 feet (300 m) above the sea.