Alexander City has a rich and varied history. Beginning with its Indian heritage and running through frontier roots, natural resources have always been important. That was amplified in 1926 when an Alabama Power project created the area’s most recognizable asset, Lake Martin. Before the lake was ever imagined, cotton played a major role in shaping the city, as it does today.
Alexander City, with a population of over 15,000 is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Martin with 44,000 acres of clean sparkling water and 750 miles of shoreline dotted with cabins, condominiums, restaurants, marinas and Wind Creek State Park.
Alexander City boasts exceptional medical facilities. Russell Medical Center houses a cancer center, a rehabilitation wing, a professional office building, eighty-one private room beds, and 50 physicians on staff encompassing 25 medical specialties.
Alexander City Schools, grade K-12, are accredited through Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. A community initiated scholarship program, “Gateway to Education”, provides a two-year college education from Central Alabama Community College to all students graduating from Benjamin Russell High School who have earned at least a “C” average. Central Alabama Community College is the home of the Betty Carol Graham Technology Center that provides training of the workforce for high-tech industries. Two public libraries, one adult and one children’s provide additional resources for the community.
Alexander City has a large group of active senior citizens who enjoy their own building located in the 212 acre Charles E. Bailey, Sr. Recreational Complex. The complex is known for its many outstanding programs and facilities for all ages.
The city continues to be aggressive in recruiting industry and new businesses. The Lake Martin Economic Development Alliance formed in 1998 has a full time staff, actively pursuing new industry. The Alliance is a regional partnership between Coosa and Tallapoosa Counties, and Alexander City and Dadeville, and in conjunction with the Lake Martin Area Industrial Development Authority has developed two industrial parks in which several new diverse industries are located. U.S. 280, our primary corridor, provides quick access to Birmingham, Montgomery, and Atlanta, Georgia. T. C. Russell Field Airport contributes to making Alexander City a progressive city with a bright future.
Alexander City, with its outstanding quality of life, welcomes visitors, new residents and businesses to become a part of our community.
Don’t Miss these 10 Things to See and Do while in Alexander City!
- Wind Creek State Park
- Lake Martin/Chimney Rock
- Children’s Harbor Mariners’ Adventure Camp
- Lake Martin Amphitheater
- Wellborn Muscle Car Museum
- Charles E. Bailey, Sr. Sportplex
- Harold Banks Canoe Trail on the Tallapoosa River
- Russel Marine
- Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
- The Stables at Russel Crossroads
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