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About Chambers County

Centrally located in the fast-growing Southeast region of the United States, Chambers County includes the cities of LaFayette, Lanett and Valley. The area located on Interstate 85 is convenient to three major urban centers: Atlanta, 86 miles northeast; Birmingham, 134 miles northwest; and Montgomery, 79 miles southwest.

About Valley, Alabama

Valley is a mixture of new and old. Our new city will only be 30-years-old next year, but it was formed by incorporating four old, historic textile mill villages – Fairfax, Langdale, RiverView and Shawmut. These villages were created long ago to house employees of southern textile mills which were located in the center of each village's life. Now, once home of the largest textile company in the world, that industry is gone. Taking its place is the automobile industry, with KIA Motors USA and its supplier companies moving in and hiring nearly 10,000 people. Our city is becoming a pleasant, modern bedroom community with easy access to jobs, recreation, culture and nature.

About Lanett, Alabama

Lanett was originally the Town of Bluffton, incorporated on December 7, 1865, when it received its charter from the Alabama Legislature. A new charter was sought from the state 28 years later. Bluffton had grown and citizens of the town deemed fit to change its name. The City of Lanett was founded on February 1, 1895 when a charter for the newly-named City of Lanett was approved. Lanett was named after two local textile mill developers, Lafayette Lanier and Theodore Bennett.

About LaFayette, Alabama

LaFayette, Alabama, county seat of Chambers County, is located in the central portion of the state: 13 miles from the Georgia state line. The area is well known for its outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities which include hunting, fishing, golf, major college sports, professional sports, and of course, the nationally-acclaimed Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Talladega International Motor Speedway, and world-renowned Callaway Gardens. Alabama has long been recognized for its abundance of water and beautiful lakes. LaFayette is surrounded by four of the state's major impoundments, which have excellent fishing and recreational facilities.

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