Phenix City, Alabama
Phenix City, Alabama is located in Russell County and serves as the county seat. Phenix City lies on the Alabama-Georgia state line. While Alabama falls in the central time zone, certain portions of Phenix City are legally in the Eastern Time zone. This is due to the city's proximity to Georgia. Phenix City was formerly known as Girard, which is where one of the last Civil War battles occurred. It was not until 1883 that Phenix City was incorporated; however, it was during the early 20th century that Phenix City's current boundaries were defined. Phenix City has gone through several phases of city government and it was not until 1977 that the city adopted its current council and mayoral government structure.
It is reported that Phenix City was a hub for organized crime during the 1940's and 50's. In fact, author Margaret Ann Barnes wrote a book the documented the violence, organized crime, gambling and prostitution that were pervasive during that time. The book is called The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City, Alabama. The movie, The Phenix City Story, was released in 1955 and told the story of the rampant corruption present in Phenix City during the 40's and 50's.
Phenix City has been home to many notable pop icons. It is claimed the one of the characters in the wildly popular book, The Dirty Dozen, was from Phenix City. Phenix City is mentioned in several well-known books and films, including Driving Miss Daisy, Thunder Road and The Silence of The Lambs. Sports fans may not know that Atlanta Braves pitcher, Tim Hudson, is from Phenix City, Alabama. Phenix City is also the former home of Toronto Blue Jays center fielder, Colby Rasmus.
Phenix City is the home of several history buildings. One such building is the Floyd-Newsome Home, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another notable home is the Morgan-Curtis House and the Shapre-Monte House. Both homes are located in Phenix City and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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