Linden, Alabama

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Linden is a city in and the county seat of Marengo County, Alabama, United States.[1]. The population was 2,424 at the 2000 census.[2]

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History

Originally known as the Town of Marengo, it was changed to Hohenlinden in 1823 to honor the county's earliest European settlers, French Bonapartist refugees to the Vine and Olive Colony.[3] Hohenlinden was chosen to commemorate Napoleon Bonaparte's battle at Hohenlinden, Germany, in which the French were victorious over the Austrians and Bavarians. The spelling was later simplified to Linden.[4]

Geography

Linden is located at 32°18′4″N 87°47′34″W / 32.30111°N 87.79278°W / 32.30111; -87.79278 (32.301154, -87.792650)[5]. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.4 km²), of which, 3.6 square miles (9.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.83%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,424 people, 938 households, and 662 families residing in the city. The population density was 675.6 people per square mile (260.7/km²). There were 1,084 housing units at an average density of 302.1/sq mi (116.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.43% White, 46.20% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.33% Asian, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[2]

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