Faunsdale, Alabama

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Faunsdale is a town in Marengo County, Alabama, U.S. At the 2000 census the population was 87. The town was named for nearby Faunsdale Plantation.[1] Faunsdale is home to a medium-sized community of Amish Mennonites and the only Amish Mennonite community in this area of Alabama outside of Greensboro, Alabama. The town is also home to the only Amish Mennonite Church in the area, Cedarcrest Mennonite Church.



Faunsdale is located at 32°27′33″N 87°35′36″W / 32.45917°N 87.59333°W / 32.45917; -87.59333[2]. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land. The elevation is 220 feet (67 m).


Every spring the town sponsors the annual Faunsdale Crawfish Festival, serving authentic Southern cooking on the street, with music and dancing. The same week, the bi-annual Faunsdale Biker Rally is within walking distance. It is an adult-only event, with bikers from all over the state in attendance.[3]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 87 people, 34 households, and 24 families residing in the town. The population density was 389.2 people per square mile (152.7/km²). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 161.1/sq mi (63.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 54.02% White and 45.98% Black or African American. 4.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[5]

There were 34 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.[5]

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