Place:Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama, United States

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NameEnterprise
Alt namesDrake Eyesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1007071
TypeCity
Coordinates31.328°N 85.844°W
Located inCoffee, Alabama, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Enterprise is a city in the southeastern part of Coffee and the southwestern part of Dale Counties in the southeastern part of Alabama in the Southern United States. The population was 26,562 in the year 2010.

Enterprise is famous for the Boll Weevil Monument, a large monument of a woman holding a boll weevil, which is located in the middle of Main St. The city erected the statue because the destruction of the cotton crop by the boll weevil had led to agricultural diversity, starting with peanuts and more prosperity than had ever come from cotton alone. It is said to be the only statue to an insect pest in the world. Enterprise is also right outside of Fort Rucker, an Army base which is the home of Army Aviation.

Also, Enterprise is home to the Enterprise branch of the Enterprise-Ozark Community College. The aviation branch is located in Ozark, Alabama. Enterprise-Ozark is a Micropolitan Statistical Area that, combined with the Dothan Metropolitan Statistical Area, form the Dothan-Enterprise-Ozark Combined Statistical Area.

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