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|Nickname(s): The Model City|
|Incorporated||3 July 1883|
|• Mayor||Hoyt W. “Chip” Howell, Jr.|
|• City||45 sq mi (116.5 km2)|
|• Land||45.4 sq mi (117.7 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||719 ft (219 m)|
|• Density||534.4/sq mi (203.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0159066|
Anniston is a city in, and county seat of, Calhoun County in the state of Alabama, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 24,276. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 23,741.
Notable Residents and Former Residents
- Francis T. Anderson, Civil War general.
- Michael Biehn, actor
- Anne Braden, Civil Rights activist
- June Burn, author
- Red Byron, NASCAR driver
- Asa Earl Carter, Segregationist, speech writer, and author of The Education of Little Tree
- Quinton Caver, American NFL football player
- B. B. Comer, Governor of Alabama.
- Michael Curry, NBA player
- Cow Cow Davenport, Boogie-woogie pianist
- Eric Davis, NFL corner back.
- William Levi Dawson, (b. 23 September 1899), composer of Negro Folk Symphony.
- Bobby Edwards, country singer
- Kevin Greene, retired American NFL football player
- Audrey Marie Hilley, famous for poisoning her husband and trying to poison her daughter.
- Thomas Kilby, Governor of Alabama.
- Perry Lentz, author and professor of English
- Lucky Millinder, Rhythm and blues and swing band leader and singer.
- Will Owsley, singer-songwriter.
- John L. Pennington, Newspaper publisher, governor of Dakota Territory.
- Patrick J. Que Smith, Grammy winning songwriter
- Shannon Spruill, professional wrestler
- David Satcher, former Surgeon General
- Vaughn Stewart, former NFL football player.
- "Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Alabama" (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. June 21, 2006. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2005-04-01.csv. Retrieved November 9, 2006.
- "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Alabama". United States Census Bureau. 2008-07-10. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2007-04-01.csv. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
- "Toxic Secret". 60 Minutes. CBS. August 31, 2003.