In 2002, after a 60 Minutes investigation, people in Anniston suddenly learned they were in one of the most toxic cities in the country. Thousands of people flocked to the city to learn about the new Anniston Army Depot, built in 1941 on the outskirts of the city to store ammunition, operated by Chrysler Corporation from 1943 to 1945. In the early 1970 "s, a civil rights movement against the federal government and the auto industry erupted after it learned that hundreds of thousands of Americans were living there infected with coronavirus and other infectious diseases.
Most of the residents were recruited from Alabama and Georgia, and a number of skilled craftsmen were recruited from England, Sweden and Poland. Most of the black and white residents lived in Anniston, either in one of the many production companies or in the many hotels, restaurants, hotels and hotels in the city. In 1879, the Tyler family founded a cotton mill in this town. The Anniston Manufacturing Company - which employed more than 1,000 people, most of them black. The Confederate States of America ran a large cotton factory on the outskirts of the city, which was finally destroyed in early 1865 by an attack by the Union Cavalry.
After Fort McClellan was closed in 1999, the Joint Powers Authority and the City of Anniston began refurbishing the facility for civilian use.
The preservation effort includes the preservation of the historic Calhoun County Courthouse, located at the corner of 12th and Noble Streets in the heart of Anniston. The courthouse is located at the intersection of 10th Street and 12th Avenue, and the other administrative offices in the District are located at 1st Avenue South, 2nd Street South and 3rd Street North. All schools in Anniston are part of the city's school system, but the city has its own public school system with a high school, middle school and elementary school.
The town is home to seven golf courses, including Anniston Country Club, a 1,000-acre lakeside golf course. Other outdoor recreation options include a 33-mile railroad track that connects Anniston to the cities of Piedmont, Jacksonville and Weaver.
The Community Actors Studio Theater offers a wide variety of theater performances throughout the year. The Knox Concert Series, held at Anniston Performing Arts Center, features musical performances including classic and Broadway musicals and popular performers, and produces world-renowned musical and dance productions. Since 2004, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra has performed at the former Fort McClellan. A series of plays and musical revues will be performed, featuring local performers, actors and musicians.
Anniston is located in the heart of Anniston, Alabama, south of Birmingham and west of Huntsville and east of Montgomery. It is a small town with a population of about 2,000 people and an average income of $35,500 per year.
Anniston is served by two newspapers, the Anniston Daily News and the Montgomery Advertiser, as well as a television station. The ad-funded newspaper is operated and operated by Consolidated Publishing Co., based in Annston, Alabama.
Anniston is a market area for broadcasting markets defined by Arbitron. Radio stations are divided into three sub-markets, and Anniston operates two radio stations, AM / FM and FM radio.
US Highway 431 runs north to south through downtown, and Forsyth & Son Grocery is located at the intersection of I-20 and UN Street, just north of downtown Anniston. Atlanta is 146 miles away To the east, Birmingham is 65 miles west (via I / 20) and Huntsville, Alabama, is 65 miles east. The Solutia, Inc., plant is also located on the south side of Interstate 20, about 2 miles south-west of downtown, and includes a 3,000-acre facility.
Anniston has 16 properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage, including the former Solutia Plant, City Hall and several other historic buildings. The Freedom Rider Mural in Anniston had several relatives with founder Samuel Noble, including a statue of him and a mural of his wife Mary Ann Noble outside City Hall. In and around Annistown in Calhoun County, Alabama, there are a number of residential, commercial and public properties that contain or may contain hazardous substances, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and affected media. It consists of approximately 1,000 hectares of residential, commercial and public property containing or could contain a variety of hazardous materials, such as hazardous chemicals, toxic chemicals and toxic media, as well as toxic metals, pesticides and other toxic substances. Annison has a history of historic buildings, many of which are associated with founders Samuel and Noble.
Centennial Memorial Park is the official state veterans memorial and honors Alabamians killed in the service of their country. It commemorates the service and sacrifice of Alabamians killed during the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iraq and Afghanistan during the Second World War.
Several of the city's churches are architecturally significant and historic, including Zion Hill Community Church, known as the oldest church in the state and the first of its kind in Alabama. In Anniston, the Woodstock Company built its first kiln, a 400-metre kiln, in 1887. That year, another small village, also called Woodstock, was built around the new kiln and in Calhoun County. City officials changed the name to Anniston because there was already a village in central Alabama called Woodstock, but not in that part of the city.