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Lanett, Alabama

city in Chambers County, Alabama, United States

Lanett is a city in Chambers County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 7,897. Lanett is located in eastern Alabama, on the Chattahoochee River, northeast of Montgomery. One of the major industries is cotton milling. The city's name is derived from Lanier and Bennett, founders of the West Point Pepperell Co.

Lanett, Alabama
Location in Chambers County and the state of Alabama
Location in Chambers County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Coordinates: 32°51′48″N 85°11′59″W / 32.86333°N 85.19972°W / 32.86333; -85.19972
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyChambers
Government
 • MayorOscar Crawley
Area
 • Total5.4 sq mi (14 km2)
 • Land5.4 sq mi (14 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
591 ft (180 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total7,897
 • Density1,462.4/sq mi (564.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36863
Area code(s)334
FIPS code01-41296
GNIS feature ID0151988