Phenix City is a city and the county seat in Russell County in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of 2006, the population of the city was 30,067, according to Census Bureau estimates.
Russell County Courthouse in Phenix CityThe last true battle of the Civil War took place in Phenix City, then known as Girard. In the late 19th century, Girard made up most of current downtown Phenix City, while Phenix City was mostly in Lee County. In the early 20th century, the two towns consolidated into the present Phenix City as county lines were redrawn to account for population shifts involved in the Auburn University opening and expansion.
Phenix City was notorious during the 1940s and 1950s as being a haven for organized crime, prostitution, and gambling, the result of its proximity to the United States Army training center at Fort Benning, Georgia. As a result, the city had a negative reputation, and many people still associate this legacy with Phenix City. The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City, Alabama by Margaret Ann Barnes chronicles these events, which led to the small town to be known as "Sin City, USA". The bordertown was the subject of an acclaimed film, The Phenix City Story, made in 1955.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,720, and the median income for a family was $33,740. Males had a median income of $28,906 versus $21,348 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,619. About 18.8% of families and 21.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.5% of those under age 18 and 20.6% of those age 65 or over.
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WHAL 1460 AM Phenix City/Columbus, AL Sports
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
African Hair Braiding by Salimatu - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1118 280 Bypass Suite F Phenix City, AL 36867 (706) 464-3241
C & K Hair Care Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1025 13th Street
Phenix City, AL 36867-4963 (334) 297-1040
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Phenix City Parks & Recreation - Central Activity Center - Category: Services - 1500 14th Street, Phenix City, Alabama (334) 291-4743 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Ed's Bar Be Que - Category: BBQ - 1017 12th Pl
Phenix City, AL 36867 (334) 298-2007
Ezell's Catfish - Category: Seafood - 3546 US Highway 280
Phenix City, AL 36867 (334) 480-2004
Hog Rock Bar-B-Q - Category: BBQ - 1214 280 Byp
Phenix City, AL 36867 (334) 297-4552
Lily B Rose - Category: Southern Cooking - Lily B Rose is a Southern Cooking style restaurant with family filled atmosphere. The business was established on November 8, 2011. 1222 10th avenue Phenix City, Alabama (334) 480-0056 - (visit website)
L & S Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 1222 10th Ave.
Phenix City, Alabama (334) 297-6800 - (visit website)
Mike & Ed's Bar-B-Que - Category: BBQ - 2001 Crawford Rd
Phenix City, AL 36867 (888) 676-8678
13th Street Bar Be Que - Category: BBQ - 1310 7th Ave
Phenix City, AL 36867 (334) 291-1833
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