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The Demopolis Times
P.O. Box 860
315 E. Jefferson Street.
Demopolis, AL 36732

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Market
Demopolis is situated in the heart of Alabama's Black Belt Region and is centrally located between Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Meridian, Miss. The city is affixed on the banks of both the Tombigbee and Warrior rivers and is renowned as a sportsmanšs paradise in the Southeast.

Geographic location
Historic Demopolis is located at the confluence of the Tombigbee-Black Warrior Rivers. The construction of the Demopolis Lock and Dam created a 10,000 acre lake which is enjoyed by many for boating, fishing and recreational opportunities. The city is located 55 miles south of Tuscaloosa – home of the University of Alabama – and 45 miles East of Meridian, Miss.

Population
Total immediate market: 70,000 within a 30-mile radius
Marengo County: 23,000
Demopolis: 8,000

Climate
Known for its mild winters and splendid springs and falls, the average annual temperature is 75.3 degrees (F).

Major employers
Rock-Tenn, a national leader in wood products, has its largest plant in Demopolis. New Era, which makes caps for numerous sports programs, has a thriving business in the community. Other key businesses include manufacturing, forestry, agricultural, tourism and educational lines of work, along with many others.

Education
Demopolis enjoys one of the best public school systems in this region of Alabama. The schools receive enormous support from members of the community and have thrived during a time with other systems in the state cannot say the same.

Recreation
Boating, fishing, hunting, golf, arts and crafts.

Interesting tidbit
The City of Demopolis was incorporated in 1818 before Alabama became a state in 1819. European royalty founded the city.

Area information
Demopolis Chamber of Commerce
102 East Washington Street
P.O. Box 667
Demopolis, AL 36732
Tel: (334) 289-0270
Fax: (334) 289-1382
www.demopolischamber.com
dacc@westal.net

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