Cusseta, Alabama

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Cusseta, Alabama
City
Cusseta, Alabama post office
Cusseta, Alabama post office
Cusseta, Alabama is located in Alabama
Cusseta, Alabama
Cusseta, Alabama
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 32°47′05″N 85°18′21″W / 32.78472°N 85.30583°W / 32.78472; -85.30583
Country United States
State Alabama
County Chambers
Incorporated March 24, 1832 (Signing of the Treaty of Cusseta)
Named for The ancient Creek Indian town of Cusseta.
Area
 • Total 2.619 sq mi (6.78 km2)
 • Land 2.619 sq mi (6.78 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 722 ft (257 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 123
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36852
Area code(s) 334
GNIS feature ID 157931[1]

Cusseta /kəˈsiːdə/ is a city in Chambers County, Alabama, United States. Situated between Opelika and Lanett, it was named for the ancient Creek Indian town of Cusseta. As of the 2010 census, its population was 123.[2]

Pat Garrett, the lawman famed for killing the outlaw Billy the Kid, was born near Cusseta in 1850.

The community was believed to be unincorporated until 2006, when rediscovered documents indicated that Cusseta had been incorporated as a city in 1853. As the community diminished in size over the years, its status was forgotten.[3]

In April, 2007, a petition by a majority of the citizens of Cusseta was granted by the Probate Judge of Chambers County, Alabama, re-instating Cusseta's status as an incorporated city. The judge named a mayor and five council members to the first City Council, for two-year terms. That council met for the first time on April 30, 2007, in an old one-room schoolhouse located under the oak tree at the center of Cusseta. The city limits extend in a one-mile radius from the railroad crossroads beside the schoolhouse.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cusseta". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ Brock Parker, "Cusseta: Alabama's Forgotten City," Sept. 23, 2006, available at WTVM.com

Coordinates: 32°47′05″N 85°18′21″W / 32.78472°N 85.30583°W / 32.78472; -85.30583