Phenix City is located in the eastern part of the state of Alabama and a city and seat in Lee and Russell counties. It sits on the eastern part of Alabama and is about 25 miles from the southeastern part of Opelika. The city serves as a port to Chattahoochee River, which lies on the opposite of Columbus, Georgia. The area was incorporated in 1883 as Brownville and was then renamed after the Phoenix Mills located in Columbus. It was in the Mississippi River where the last battle during the American Civil war, and it was also where Columbus was captured by the Union forces. During the 1940s and the 1950s, the city was widely known to be the center of prostution, corruption, crime, and gambling.
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