Introduction to Phenix City, Alabama
Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell county, is 1 miles NW of Columbus, Georgia (center to center) and 95 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Columbus metropolitan area. Phenix City has a population of about 28,265.
Phenix City History
According to historical records, the city was named after the Eagle and Phenix Mill, which was located in the area. At some point, the 'o' from the word Phoenix was removed either as a mark of distinction from Phoenix, Arizona, or because of a mistake made in the word's spelling. The area now known as Phenix City is actually a consolidation of two towns. In the late 19th century, the town of Girard comprised mostly of the present-day downtown area of Phenix City, and Phenix City was mostly in Lee County. In the 20th century, the towns of Girard and Phenix City merged to form the present-day Phenix City.
Phenix City and nearby Attractions
- Lakeview Golf Course
- Parkview Shopping Center
- Westside Church
- Lake View Memory Gardens
- Asbury Park Lake
Things To Do In Phenix City
Phenix City is dotted with many creeks and reservoirs including Mill Creek, Holland Creek, Asbury Park Lake, Busseys Lake, Webs Pond, and Moon Lake. While in the city, one can also visit the Phenix City-Russell Co Public Library. The Parkview Shopping Center, Sherwood Shopping Center, Village Green Shopping Center, Fosters Shopping Center, and Grant City Shopping Center are ideal locations for those who enjoy shopping. The Red Barne Game Room and the Skatearama are two amusement and theme parks in the city which offer recreational facilities.
Phenix City Transportation
Air transportation facilities are provided by Columbus Metropolitan Airport.
Phenix City Higher Education
Institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of Phenix City are Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Troy State University-Phenix City, Columbus State University, and Auburn University Main Campus.