Place:Phenix City, Russell, Alabama, United States

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NamePhenix City
Alt namesBrownevillesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1017374
Brownvillesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1017374
Knights Stationsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1017374
Livelysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1017374
Phoenixsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1017374
TypeCity
Coordinates32.473°N 85.02°W
Located inRussell, Alabama, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Phenix City is a city in Lee and Russell counties in the State of Alabama, and the county seat of Russell County. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 32,822.

Phenix City is sometimes called a Hub City, as it lies immediately west of Columbus, Georgia, which is a much larger city. It is included in the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area, but a section is located in Lee County, and is, therefore, in the Auburn, Alabama metropolitan area in Alabama.

In 2007, BusinessWeek named Phenix City the nation's #1 Best Affordable Suburb to raise a family.

Currently, the mayor is Eddie N. Lowe, the first black mayor elected by the public. The city manager, who holds the task of organizational matters, is Wallace Hunter.

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