Mentone, Alabama

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Mentone is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 451.

Mentone is home to many private summer camps, including Camp Desoto for girls, Camp Riverview for girls, Camp Laney for boys, Alpine Camp for boys, Camp Skyline Ranch for girls, Lookout Mountain Camp for boys, and others. During the summer, the population more than doubles. During the winter, it is famous for being the only place with snow skiing in Alabama, at Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort.

In April 2003, it was the town nearest the epicenter of a magnitude 4.6 earthquake. The surprise quake alarmed residents in the dark hours of the morning and was felt across several states, but caused no injuries and only minor damage even in the town. Mentone is in the ridge and valley region of the far southwestern Appalachian Mountains, an area that generally goes several decades between significant earthquakes, and has never had a major one in recorded history.

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Geography

Mentone is located at 34°34′20″N 85°34′49″W / 34.57222°N 85.58028°W / 34.57222; -85.58028 (34.572360, -85.580283)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.2 km²), of which, 4.7 square miles (12.2 km²) of it is land and 0.21% is water.

The elevation is 1708 feet or 521 meters above mean sea level.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 451 people, 201 households, and 127 families residing in the town. The population density was 95.8 people per square mile (37.0/km²). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 74.3/sq mi (28.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.34% White, 1.11% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, and 2.88% from two or more races. 0.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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