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Gadsden State Community College

Gadsden Information

Gadsden, Alabama

Gadsden has a population of about 50,000. Its location in northeast Alabama makes it easily accesible to other major cities like Birmingham (1 hour away by car), Huntsville (1-1/2 hours), Chattanooga, Tennessee (1-1/2 hours), and Atlanta, Georgia (2 hours). One of the largest shopping areas in America is within a half hour's drive in Boaz, Alabama.

The area offers extensive recreational facilities including tennis courts, swimming pools, and gymnasiums, as well as parks, playgrounds, and golf courses. Water sports, including water skiing and boating, are enjoyed in the summer months.

Two excellent hospitals, various health clinics, and numerous private physicians serve the people of this area.

The weather is mild, with temperatures in winter averaging 45 F (7 C) during the day and 28 F (-3 C) during the night. In the summer, day temperatures average 95 F (35 C), and night temperatures 75 F (24 C). Participants should bring moderately heavy clothing for the winter months and lightweight clothing for the other months.

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