Camp Hill, Alabama

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Camp Hill is a town in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,273. It is part of the Alexander City Micropolitan Statistical Area. Camp Hill is the home to Lyman Ward Military Academy. In 2004, Camp Hill played host to the Odyssey Music Festival

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History

On July 15, 1931, a white mob raided a meeting of the Alabama Share Croppers Union which was being held in a church in Camp Hill.[1] A shootout between the mob and union members followed; SCU member Ralph Gray was murdered, several men and women were injured, and at least thirty black men were later arrested (at least four others were lynched).[2] According to Hosea Hudson, all those arrested were eventually released without trial due to public and international pressure—albeit too late to have a chance at raising a crop that year.[3]

Geography

Camp Hill is located at 32°47′57″N 85°39′10″W / 32.79917°N 85.65278°W / 32.79917; -85.65278 (32.799285, -85.652902)[4].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.1 square miles (23.5 km²), of which, 9.1 square miles (23.5 km²) of it is land and 0.11% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,273 people, 519 households, and 337 families residing in the town. The population density was 140.4 people per square mile (54.2/km²). There were 614 housing units at an average density of 67.7/sq mi (26.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.92% Black or African American, 14.38% White, 0.31% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. 1.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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