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Lanett Alabama

Location of Lanett in Chambers County, Alabama. Coordinates: 32°51′48″N 85°11′59″W

Location of Lanett in Chambers County, Alabama. Coordinates: 32°51′48″N 85°11′59″W

Lanett was originally the Town of Bluffton, incorporated on December 7, 1865, when it received its charter from the Alabama Legislature. A new charter was sought from the state twenty-eight years later, as Bluffton had grown and citizens of the town deemed fit to change its name. The City of Lanett was officially founded on February 1, 1895. Lanett was named after two local textile mill developers, Lafayette Lanier and Theodore Bennett.

Located on Interstate-85 and on the shores of the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia line, today, Lanett serves as a hotbed for industry, small business and recreation.

Lanette Alabama History

By 1903, the city had begun to install electric street lights, and a water system was constructed in 1904. The first school was built in 1914; it burned in 1923 and was rebuilt the following year. Sewer service was constructed around 1917, the same year that the city bought the electrical utility formerly run by the Lanett Cotton Mills. Lanett built a train depot in 1921 that served the Western Railway of Alabama and the Chattahoochee Valley Railway Company, which was run by the mills.

Lanette Alabama Demographics

According to the 2010 Census, Lanett had a population of 6,468. Of that number, 57.5 percent of respondents identified themselves as African American, 39.3 percent as white, 2.4 percent as Hispanic, 1.5 percent as two or more races, 0.2 percent as Native American, and 0.1 percent as Asian. The town’s median household income, according to 2010 Census estimates, was $25,220, and the per capita income was $14,178.

Lanette Alabama Police Department

Lanett Police Department
401 North Lanier Avenue
Lanett, Alabama 36863

(334) 644-2146  Phone
(334) 644-5214  Fax

Lanette Alabama Contact Information

Lanett City Hall
401 North Lanier Ave
Lanett, AL 36863-2019

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