Demopolis, Alabama, USA
Demopolis is the largest city in Marengo County, Alabama, United States.
The city lies within Webb's Bend at the confluence of the Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers. It is situated atop a cliff composed of the Demopolis Chalk Formation, known locally as White Bluff, on the east bank of the Tombigbee River. It is at the center of Alabama's Canebrake region and is also within the Black Belt.
Demopolis was founded and named by a group of French expatriates and means People's City. First settled in 1817, it is one of the oldest continuous settlements in Alabama. Marengo County, with its large number of slaveholders, was decidedly in favour of the secession from the Union and the formation of the Confederate States of America. With the start of the Civil War, several Confederate companies drew heavily from the population of the Demopolis area and Marengo County.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. Fall cruises to view the autumn colours will be cooler while summer cruises will be warm to hot.
Population: 7,483 (2010)
Time zone: Central (CST) (UTC-6) • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code: 36732
Currency: American Dollar