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Alexander City

Alexander City, city (1990 pop. 14,917), Tallapoosa co., E central Ala., in a piedmont farm area; inc. 1874. Nearby Martin Dam supplies power for the city's textile mills; the dam also has created Lake Martin, a superb recreational area. Close by is Horseshoe Bend National Military Park (see National Parks and Monuments, table), site of a battle (1814) between the forces of the Native American Creeks and Andrew Jackson.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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