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Location in Escambia County and the state of Alabama
Location in Escambia County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Coordinates: 31°7′3″N 87°4′16″W / 31.11750°N 87.07111°W / 31.11750; -87.07111
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyEscambia
Area
 • Total11.4 sq mi (29.7 km2)
 • Land11.3 sq mi (29.3 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation
82 ft (25 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total5,498
 • Density482.3/sq mi (185.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36426-36427
FIPS code01-09208
GNIS feature ID0157900

Brewton is a city in Escambia County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 5,498. The city is the county seat of Escambia County.

Government

The city government consists of mayor who is elected at large and five member city council who are each elected from a district.

Education

Schools in the Brewton City School System:

  • Brewton Elementary School, on Douglas Ave.
  • Brewton Middle School, on Liles Blvd.
  • T. R. Miller High School, on Douglas Ave.

Brewton is home to Jefferson Davis Community College, a small postsecondary school that primarily gives associate's degrees.

Culture and special events

Streetlight banner proclaiming Brewton as “Home of the Alabama Blueberry Festival”

The annual Alabama Blueberry Festival is held at Burnt Corn Creek Park and downtown Brewton.

The Thomas E. McMillan Museum is on the campus of the Jefferson Davis Community College.

Notable natives or residents

References