Harpersville, Alabama

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Harpersville is a town in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,620. The small town is growing due to the growth of big business on Highway 280. The town contains Morgan Creek Vineyards, Baker's Christmas Tree Farm, a historic graveyard, Sunbelt sod farm, a drive in movie theater, numerous cotton fields, a public park, two private schools, and numerous subdivisions. The current mayor, Theoangelo Perkins, is the first African American mayor in Shelby County.[citation needed]

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Geography

Harpersville is located at 33°19′33″N 86°25′34″W / 33.32583°N 86.42611°W / 33.32583; -86.42611 (33.325848, -86.426121)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.9 square miles (41.1 km²), of which, 15.9 square miles (41.1 km²) of it is land and 0.06% is water.

History

Harpersville was settled just after the War of 1812 ended. It was originally called Big Springs.[2]

Demographics

Historical Demographics

In 1950 Harpersville had a population of 348.[3]

2000 Census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,620 people, 610 households, and 458 families residing in the town. The population density was 102.0 people per square mile (39.4/km²). There were 685 housing units at an average density of 43.1/sq mi (16.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 69.57% White, 28.70% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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